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I was so excited when Beth from Sew Mama Sew! invited me to contribute to their Back to School month of projects. I thought it would be the perfect time to actually make the laptop bag I wanted for quite some time. Right after I received the colorful-and-oh-so-awesome fabrics from designer Jessica Jones, I knew I had to use them for this project, her fabrics are one of my top favorites, so you should check them out! Actually it was so hard for me to pick just one fabric, I used 2 different ones, one for the front and one for the back! I love it because it's like I have 2 bags in one, I just switch the side!

So today finally the tutorial went live at Sew mama Sew, and Jessica also posted about it in her blog How About Orange, could this day get any better? My little project is 2 of my favorite blogs at the same time =]

I am actually working on a passport pouch and checkcover to match the bag so wen I go to Chile in september I can take all of them with me and of course I will share the how-to's for you to do the same if you'd like!

But for now let's start with the laptop bag! And if you want the bag to levitate you can always use a plastic string because I am sorry but the levitation power is not included =]

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And to all of you visiting from Sew Mama Sew! Welcome to HowJoyful! so happy to have you here, I hope you have a good time, take a look around and hopefully I will see you all again soon! Mi casa es su casa, or actually in this case My blog es su blog =]

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

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Joy Kelley is a Chilean Designer & lettering Artist. Mom to 3 little boys. Crafter. Pattern lover. Color obsessed. Lemon pie dependent. And the hand behind the HowJoyful Studio & HowJoyful Shop. Read more about her & the blog here →

11 replies
  1. Anna
    Anna says:

    I *just* saw the post on sew mama sew. You look adorable and the bag is just darling! I will add it to my to do list, but I think I will need some more experience because right now I am just trying to nail the straight lines in my sewing machine ha ha.

    • Joy
      Joy says:

      Lo que si en Etsy hay muchas personas que si envian a otros paises via encomienda, deverias ver! A mi me encantaba ir a Independencia en Santiago, ahi tiene n una variedad enorme =] XO

  2. Anni
    Anni says:

    Congratulations! you to tally deserve to be on Sew Mama Sew AND How About Orange, so happy for you Joy. After your post about your puppy last week, is nice to see you smiling :)

  3. victoria turner
    victoria turner says:

    Hello Joy,
    I love the fabrics you use and am wondering if you would recommend any wholesalers of fabulous printed, organic, woven cottons. Thanks for your help!

  4. Stephanie F
    Stephanie F says:

    Wow – I love the fabric and overall styling of this. I’m going to add this to my to-do list as I would LOVE to have a girly laptop bag for once. :)

    DEBBIE says:

    hi there i love this bag but i cannot find the pattern for to cut out the parts to make it up :( i love your items and your blog… x

  6. Z Any Mouse
    Z Any Mouse says:

    I want to make this cute bag, but I’m nervous about sewing over the foam. Did you have any trouble with it? Are there any special tips, such as what type of needle is best to use? I tried making a bed for my cat using fleece and 1/2″ foam and ended up having to scrap the whole thing. Couldn’t sew through the foam by machine or hand, and my machine broke. Please help! Thank you!!

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