Choosing the right laptop bag is not an easy task. The sheer volume of choices can be overwhelming. And then you have to consider the high price.
One of the first purchases, if not the first for any laptop owner should be a case/bag to carry the device. Some people opt for a chic messenger bag. Others go for a classic and elegant bag. Keeping your computer safe is vital for the device’s lifespan.
Your regular bag will just not do it. Or a regular backpack. These are not very laptop-friendly. Yes, you carry them daily. But a good laptop bag focuses on clean, crisp, and effective design. And of course, functionality and style.
It can be hard to find all those factors in one bag. What you can do is make one. Today, we will show you how to make your own laptop bag. Find one that will suit your style.
1. Laptop Softshell Bag
This might not be easy for anyone to do it. After all, you need a laser to cut, mark, or engrave textiles. Softshell material is great, and you can use any other synthetic or semi-synthetic fabric. You can experiment with different engravings and artwork. That gives you a more personalized effect. Of course, as long as you have a laser first.
At the end of the day, the case is elegant and fashionable. And you can use it to carry more than just your laptop.
2. Laptop Sleevebag
If you want a regular simple and basic bag, this might be it. The sleeve bag is one you carry around. Think of it as a regular shopping bag for your laptop.
Again, you can choose different design. The procedure is the same, no matter what design you choose.
3. Quilted Laptop Bag
Quilted bags are the new favorites in town. They give your shiny laptop a proper treatment. You can get a template at your local craft store.
And even if you are new into quilting, you can make this bag. Do not worry, it is not that complicated. It might take you a bit more time though.
4. Laptop/Macbook Aircase
Carrying your small laptop in a case is practical and effective. You just need a fabric that suits your fashion style. And from there on, a bit sewing and you are good to go.
This case keeps your laptop safe and secure. Even if you drop it from a small height, the laptop will be protected.
5. Laptop Case From Old Jeans
You might have the most fashionable bag out there. We all have old jeans we do not wear anymore. They might be bleached. Or they might lost their texture and integrity. Whatever the case, if you have a pair of old jeans hanging in the house, it is time to give them a new life.
Again, you need some sewing and crafting skills. But the tutorial will help you go from point A to point B. And your new laptop case will look amazing.
6. Laptop Sleeve
The estimate is you will need one hour to make this laptop sleeve bag. That makes it a great weekend project. You can make it for yourself, or as a gift for your loved one.
Any beginner sewer will be able to get the job done. And if you are advanced seamstress, you will have no problems with the task at hand. The best part about this bag is that it is versatile. It works for any size laptop. You measure your computer, and make the pattern accordingly.
7. Felt And Fleece Laptop Sleeve
What we love the most here is the protection. A thin sleeve will protect your computer without adding bulkiness. And you can make it yourself. For this laptop sleeve you will need wool felt for the exterior and soft fleece for the interior.
Soft fabric works great against your laptop. And they are both thick.
8. Laptop Bag With Pockets
Some people carry only their laptop in the bag. Others, need a bit more space. If you fall into the latter group, this might be the best option for you.
This bag comes with a few pockets you can use to carry other valuables. For example, the charger for your laptop. Or some books, presentations, and even your wallet. A complete bag for your daily needs.
9. Laptop Satchel Inspired Cover
This bag is functional, and fashionable. It is a functional way to protect your technology and devices. You need some thick woolen felt and a few buckles. That is it.
Yes, you need some beginner sewing skills to get the job done. But you can do it in one afternoon. And the result is custom made and satchel-inspired protective bag for your laptop.
10. Envelope Laptop Bag
When you create your own laptop bag, the goal is to make it unique and creative. Well, you let your mind wander and find something different. You will definitely stand out from the crowd with this envelope bag.
The best part is, you can easily make it. It will take you no more than 30 to 60 minutes.
11. Zipper Laptop Sleeve
For this project, you will create a stylish laptop sleeve with flowing curves. Finish it off with a zipper that extends down the sides.
We use 100% cotton material for both the inside and outside. You can source the design and patterns from any craft store. Or you can even order it on Amazon. The best part is the stabilizing foam that goes between the cotton fabric layers. It gives your bag structure and soft protection to the laptop.
12. Padded Laptop Sleeve
This padded laptop sleeve will protect your computer while traveling. Perfect for on the go. It is a great safe place for your laptop.
Made with iron on foam interfacing and two layers of fabric. The bag has a simple Velcro closure. You can also add a pocket to the outside for your valuables.
13. Leather Laptop Sleeve
If you want a more stylish and elegant bag for your laptop, you cannot go wrong with leather. The trick is finding the right leather.
Leather gives your bag style, and also prestige. It makes it look luxurious. Find a color that suits your style. After all, you know the bag should be in similar color to your outfit.
14. Envelop Laptop Case
Here is another envelope-inspired and styled bag. Unlike the previous, this one comes with a bit more design and pattern on it. To put it simply, it is a more stylish take on the envelope project.
You also have a different closure, adding elegance to the bag.
15. Men’s Messenger Laptop Bag
Sometimes, you just need a bag to carry your laptop. And you do not want to spend a fortune on it. Well, this might be the project for you.
It will take you just a couple of minutes to make this simple bag. And then carry it everywhere you go.
16. Inner Tube Case For iPad/Laptop/Phone
This easy DIY project requires just a bit more time. After all, it is hand sewed all the way. At the end of the day, if you have the time, and you want something special, try it.
You need a recycled inner tube and some fabric. You can make it for an ebook, laptop, tablet, or any other device.
17. Laptop Jacket From Hoodie
Let’s finish off with a true recycled DIY project. The best part about this project is you can fold and unfold it. Turn your hoodie into a laptop bag. When you need your hoodie, just unwrap it, and put your hoodie on.
If you have any other ideas for how to protect your laptop, share them in the comments. We would love to hear them.