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Gizmo Garage – the iPad and laptop combo bag

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Laptop bag sewing pattern. 3 different sizes in the same pattern

We have found you a fantastic sewing pattern for making a bag to store and carry your laptop and iPad when you are on the move. It can be great to get a change of scenery and do some work in a cafe or park. This bag helps you to take your work and tech items with you.

{A little bit of personal info here. When we have a deadline to meet, or a big project to work on, Susan often takes her laptop to this great little coffee shop in town. It’s really quiet there, great coffee and food, faster internet than at home, and she’ll plug in and work there for several hours or until the job is done. Somehow its easier to concentrate without all the distractions at home. Of course she needs a cute bag to carry her laptop and papers – this bag would be perfect for that!}

Three sizes for your tablet, iPad, laptop
The Gizmo Garage comes in three sizes, with plenty of storage pockets to keep you organised. This spacious laptop bag boasts a front flap closing with a hook and D ring, hiding a large exterior slip pocket (perfect for paperwork) that has a smaller slip pocket and pen pocket inside.

Ideal for laptops and tablets
There are also two big pleated slip pockets, perfect for housing your laptop charger and cords. The main opening houses up to a 17” laptop in the larger version of the bag and up to a 15” laptop in the medium version and up to a 13” in the small version.

We have found you a fantastic digital sewing pattern for making a bag to store and carry your laptop and iPad when you are on the move. The Gizmo Garage comes in three sizes, with plenty of storage pockets to keep you organised.

If you turn the bag around you will see another padded pleated pocket with magnetic snap flap closure, which is perfect for your iPad. It comes complete with an adjustable shoulder strap (as well as a grab strap) so you can carry it multiple ways, or just grab and go.

The designer says that you should refer to the sizing guide included in the pattern to help you choose the correct size for your laptop. This main area is free from any other pockets to protect your laptop from scratches or external damage due to rubbing.

The Gizmo Garage Bag has been rated by the talented designer as an intermediate sewing project.

Sizing info:
When you have finished making you Gizmo Garage Bags they will measure approximately:

  • Small version = 21.5cm (8½”) wide by 35.5cm(14″) high by 5cm (2″) deep.
  • Medium version = 24cm (9½”) wide by 40.5cm (16″) high by 5cm (2″) deep.
  • Large version = 26cm (10¼”) wide by 43cm (17″) high by 5cm (2″) deep.

If you would like to add the Gizmo Garage Bag pattern to your pattern collection, then you should click on the link below. The pattern has a full requirements list with suggestions on where to obtain your hardware, 36 pages of comprehensive instructions which include 69 step by step color photos. Pattern pieces in total for three bag sizes are included plus measurements were possible for those that prefer to cut from measurements.

What you will need to make a Gizmo Garage Bag

  • A note from the designer, yardage is meant as a guide and may not be exact for directional prints and fussy cutting
  • 112cm (44”) wide exterior solid fabric:
  • Small Bag = 46cm (½ yard)
  • Medium Bag = 70cm (¾ yard)
  • Large Bag = 70cm (¾ yard)
  • 112cm (44”) wide exterior patterned fabric:
  • Small Bag = 115cm (1 ¼ yard)
  • Medium Bag = 115cm (1 ¼ yard)
  • Large Bag = 137cm (1 ½ yard)
  • 90cm (1 yard) of 112cm (44”) wide lining fabric
  • Other requirements are listed in your pattern
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • A sewing machine.


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