Yay, I can finally take my laptop places in a proper, official bag, rather than an old messenger bag I’d bought that was totally the wrong size and not padded (to be fair, it wasn’t bought to carry laptops!).  I just love this line from Michael Miller, and it seemed so appropriate for travelling with!  I used ‘The British Are Coming’ as my featured fabrics, with a red Kona solid for the outside (Cardinal) and a grey Klona solid for the lining.  

As it was specifically designed as a laptop bag, I’ve left the main body of the bag without any internal pockets, however I did add a divided front pocket to take my Kindle, mini hard drive, cordless mouse and assorted wires along with my card reader for my compact flash cards for my camera.  I went with the plainer fabrics from the line for the pockets, and added a layer of padding to them too (btw that plaid print is TOTALLY off grain!)

As there was one more feature fabric in the line, the beach huts, I decided that this was what I needed for the inside flap.

Because of all the electronics, I avoided the magnetic snap type closure, and went for small buckles (like you get on rucksacks) which I put just in from the corners of the flap, and used a 2″ wide adjustable woven strap for wearing cross body or over the shoulder.

I’m so happy this is done now, I feel I can breathe a little more easily!