Caroline’s Tech Bag-Large Messenger Bag

SKU: 12944

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Description  This bag was inspired by a special order item for a friend. She needed something to safely carry her iPad and eNotebook, plus have room for her phone, giant bunch of keys and large, glasses case. After carefully measuring everything, finding a fabric combo that suited her, and choosing appropriate padding for protecting her precious devices I started making up the bag only to realise that I hadn’t allowed for the amount of room the zipper pull took up. Aaaarrggghhh, the devices could fit with a bit of juggling but who wants that? So another, slightly wider bag, was called for.

What’s that old tailor’s aphorism about measuring twice, cutting once! Anyway, I swapped out the gusset and flap fabric and continued making up this bag. While it is slightly too small for Caroline’s gadgets, it fits my Surface Go (9 ¾” x 7”) like a glove.  The exterior of the bag is made of hard-wearing navy chino with the gusset and flap made of bright, orange-patterned quilting cotton. All outer fabrics are interfaced and have an interlining of cotton batting for additional strength and structure. The interior features an orange spotted cotton lining with the tech pocket and patch pocket (remember that giant bunch of keys?) made of blue spotted cotton. The tech pocket is zippered and padded, and the lining and patch pocket are interfaced for increased stability and strength. The flap is closed with a magnetic snap, and the strap is fully adjustable.

Made from hard-wearing chino drill and cotton, this bag is light-weight, durable and strong. To clean, simply throw in the wash and dry however you prefer – on the line or in the dryer – give it a quick iron (if you like) and you’re good to go.


Materials:                     Cotton, fully interfaced, padded and lined for strength and durability
Hardware:                    Rings and sliders: Gold, 1”
Dimensions:                11” W x 10 ½” H x 2 ¾” D
Strap:                              1” W x 60” L
Pockets:                         Zippered tech: 10 ½” x 9 ¾”
Front lining patch:   4 ½” x 4 ½”
Care:                               Machine washable

Note:                               Surface Go not included

Credits:                          Photos by artist, editing by Creative Communities Activity

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Sewing is a passion for Mozz and has been since early childhood. Mozz’s attention to detail and desire to create bespoke and practical handbags is evident in each piece she creates.

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