A cool bronze laptop clutch

For the longest time I’ve wanted a laptop case that didn’t look all IT and gadget-y and something that I could carry everywhere with my handbags without any stark contrast. 

To be honest, I’ve never seen something that I felt fit the bill and so with my usual mantra of ‘if you can’t find it, make it yourself’, I finally got the time to whip out some faux skin I carried back from Japan to make this:

An laptop case that looks more like a clutch! Featuring bronze distressed skin on the outside with full padding and a dark brown cotton twill lining within. My 15” macbook pro fits happily inside:

Will be making a couple more in different variations (like gunmetal skin with a turnlock closure) to sell at a bazaar coming up on 7 Nov, so stay tuned! 

Flat zippered pouch

So it happens that every time I travel to Bangkok, Malaysia, and so on, my mum asks me to look out for a flat zipper pouch with an additional zipper pocket on the outside (good for storing coins on quick grocery trips). The original one, which is now falling apart, was given to her by a friend who went to Thailand.

A seemingly simple task yet I could not for the life of me find a similar pouch on my many trips!

And with my usual principle of “if you can’t find it, make it yourself”, I set out to make her a pouch in a bid to take a mental break and clear some scrap material.

I’ve made many bags before but not a zippered pouch so here goes my first attempt:

Hope she likes it and hope it withstands the crazy pressures of wet market shopping!