Do you own an iPad, tablet, reader, Kindle, small laptop or other mobile computer? Then you'll probably want to take it out and about with you and this bag has been especially designed with that in mind. But even if you don't have a techie item to carry, its a useful bag with some great pockets and features that you'll love.
Features of the Multi-purpose Tech or Tablet Bag
- Fits a standard large size tablet or iPad
- Finished size, approx. 9 inches wide, by 11.5 inches tall, plus strap.
- Step by step video instructions
- Easy-sew zipper technique
- Step by step photo instructions
- Full video tutorial to show you how to make it every step of the way
- Skill level – confident beginner
More about the Tech Tote
The padded tech bag is designed for your tablet or reader, and carries it in safety along with a zipper pocket in the back for your charger, phone, wallet and more. It's roomy enough to carry a tablet but smart enough to use as a purse. Tablet or tech is optional – it’s a great bag without it!
As usual the step by step video instructions will show you how to get a great finish in easy steps, and all the options you can consider along the way.
- Fabric – quilting weight or home décor fabrics – total 1 yard
- Fusible fleece
- Outside zipper – 10 inch or longer
- Matching thread
- Mid-weight interfacing – Shape Flex SF101 or similar for handle
- Velcro, snap or other closure of your choice
- Large round grommet – such as these 1 and 9/16th curtain grommets from Dritz
- Optional – 1 inch strap hardware (2 x D-rings, 2 x swivel clips and 1 x slider) or 2 x 1 inch rectangle rings if you want to create your own adjustable strap.
A look at the Multi-purpose Tech or Tablet Bag Pattern
Here's a quick look at the features of the bag so you can decide if this one is for you.Subscribe to the YouTube channel:
Take a look at the pattern tester versions and feedback
Jane – This bag looks adorable and really functional. It seemed like a quick fun sew.
I loved the look of the single grommet. Using multi-directional prints would be great for this pattern. The zipper in this pattern was a dream to put in! Any beginning sewer who doesn't think they can put in a zipper should try this pattern. With little effort you get big results. Very nice! This useful bag turns out very nicely. Very sweet pattern!
Diane D – I love the look of this bag: it has sleek, simple lines, lies flat against the body, an easy grommet closure & zippered pocket; plus it doubles as a tech bag or a sweet little cross-body purse. What's not to love! Deby, this was my favourite bag so far. I will be making it again!
Sarah – I am going to need to make several of these. Now what type of handles do I want to add to it – could be different every time.
Emma – I love the simplicity of the design and the size is perfect. I made the pink camo version intended for my niece, but I like it so much I'm tempted to keep it! I put a webbing adjustable strap for a cross-body style. I tried mine without the grommet and added a closure tab and velcro to the flap instead. Very versatile.
Louise – I liked it. Holds the iPad even in its case. I made this in a laminated fabric to make it waterproof and in a fabric even my husband will carry.
Robin at the Pattern Tester – I was very excited to make the multi-purpose tech bag. It's very stylish with the addition of the grommet on the front flap, and the possibilities are endless with the use of different fabrics and strap choices. I don't have an iPad, or e-reader, but I would use this bag for books, or maybe I need to get a new tech gadget. 🙂
Linda – I just loved that pattern. As you can see on the picture, my Ipad fits nicely in it even if my Ipad has a protective case over it. I will be making this again for sure. Great idea for gifts. Thanks Deby for a great and original pattern.
Sara at Made by Sara– This bag is wonderful! I love it! Some steps are a bit tricky but overall it is fun to make! I had trouble finding large grommets so I used small ones (only 1/2”) for mine, and then closed it with a bow.
Do you have any patterns for making bags out of used but empty and clean bird seed bags? I love the colorful graphics on the large sturdy plastic material and want to make a bag out of my ‘recycled’ bird seed bags….! thank you, sara b
HI Sara, I live in a country where there are not such bags, could you send me a photo so I know what you are talking about?
What is the finished size of this bag?
This bag was made with uphostery fabric. It was a hit. My husband wanted one.
why would we be sent an email with offer for FREE pattern and then you say it is not free ???
Not sure what you mean? It is free for another day or so. Just download it.
Tried to download the pattern, but did not see where the free download was. Kept sending me over to craftsy site for purchase.
Yes this pattern is no longer free.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I am really enjoying your ideas and your blog.
You are welcome Mary Ann!
download was blocked….is there any way to access the free pattern through Craftsy?
Hi Elysia, because of the crazy traffic you just need to try and try again. Sadly the giveaway is finished at this point.
Thanks for sharing this…
Thanks so much for this free pattern! It will make great gifts for Christmas, since so many on my gift list have tablets of various types…
I am eager to make one. Thanks so much for the pattern.
This is a great freebie – thank you
You girls rock. Thank you so much for this awesome pattern. Can’t wait to get started.
Brilliant, love it. It is a blast to make, have made three so far! Cannot wait to make another!
This pattern is absolutely brilliant !!!! I don’t usually buy patterns – the last
one I bought was absolutely terrible (not here) and I was not going to
waste my money again. I saw a a pic of this tech bag and fell in love with
it – so I ordered it on Thursday and today (Sat) I have made 3 !!! What a
fabulous pattern and the way it is put together is brilliant.
I would recommend this pattern to EVERYONE !!!
Deby, I bought you pattern this weekend and made a bag this Sunday. I LOVE how it turned out and having the video on Youtube helped me a ton! Thank you and keep the patterns and ideas coming.
That’s great Heide, glad to know it turned out well for you. If you get a chance, maybe you could share in our sewing chat group. I’ve not yet seen any examples of this one made up so I’d love to see it and know the other ladies would too. Come join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/soseweasychat/
Very cute! Love the grommet!
OH Deby!!! I love this!!!! Gonna check out the new venue too!
Thanks so much, I hope you’ll share your complete bag in our chat group.