Monday, August 3, 2009

It's been found.. thank you for you help :)


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Thank you everyone for your help and suggestions ;)
I have found a lap top pattern in my collection of patterns.. along with another pattern.. I think I can combine the two of these to make exactly the item I want for my nephew :) I also found something fun and wonderful for my niece while I was looking at my patterns today. It is a cute cell phone case. It hangs off your belt. I also discovered I don't have enough manly material to make my nephews case.. so its off to the fabric shop after work tomorrow to get two yards of camouflaged material and some of that expensive fusible fleece :) Oh well!!! to the cost.. I know this is something he will keep for a long time.
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I have been searching on the net now for a couple of hours and I am looking for a pattern to make an Art Portfolio.. you know the kind that Artists use to keep their sketch pads and pencils in. If you have a link where I might find the instructions to making one of these please share it with me. I want to make my nephew an awesome art bag for Christmas :) He is spending a lot of his time at San Francisco School of Art and I thought this would be a good gift to give him. I know he already has one of those big boring black ones.. but I wanted to make him a cool fun manly novelty print one ;)

I also thought I would make a smaller one for my niece that plays a violin in school.. I thought that would be a cool way for her to carry her sheet music back and forth to school. In her own custom bag :)

6 comments:

AwtemNymf said...

Ya know what you should do... if you have a Hobby Lobby or Michael's- go to their art section and look for this portfolio bag. Measure it and write down the dimensions. Then use tissue paper and recreate the measurements. Use that as your template and add pockets and straps. It should work... you think?? Good Luck!
Hugs!

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Thanks Nymf.. I never thought of that :) I will have to try and do that next weekend ;)
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Sherry said...

I don't have any suggestions, but what a cool idea!!

:)
Sherry

joolzmac said...

Your nephew & neice (and other family) are lucky people.

Cheers - Joolz

Anonymous said...

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&hs=soG&q=laptop+bag&as_q=tutorial+&btnG=Search%A0within%A0results


this is a google search for laptop bag - take a look and modify what you like for your use -R

NadineC said...

While this isn't the right size, maybe you could use the dimensions and instructions and scale them up? http://www.amybutlerdesign.com/pdfs/SweetGreetingsPortfolios.pdf