The CWD Bag Mag – Edition Three

(1 customer review)



The CWD Mag Bag – Edition Three! This month brings you another awesome edition of the CWD bag making magazine which is once again jam packed with bag making content. If you love making bags, you are going to love having a dedicated magazine!

You will find bag making hints and tips, Daryl’s sewing machine review on the Vintage Kenmore 158 Series. The “Share Your Space” section is once again full of inspiration for your sewing spaces, with one maker sharing her 5th wheel trailer conversion! It’s AWESOME!

There is a designer interview with Natell and Gwen of Lockwood & Webb. It is an interesting glimpse into just how these two ladies on different sides of the globe became friends, and then went on to work together. Now that’s what I call the perfect synergy!

You will also find additional bag maker interviews, a shop owner interview, and even a free printable “Hardware Inventory” sheet to help you keep track of your hardware. A Q & A Section, plus, so much more but if I reveal everything here, there won’t be a surprise…and we all love surprises!

Remember I am inviting submissions via the submission page section, so you too can be featured in an upcoming edition. You even score a free copy of the edition you are featured in when your submission is accepted!

It’s brought to you in PDF format, so you have it and can read it in seconds. No waiting for the mail to arrive!

But wait! There is MORE! Everyone LOVED the fact that the 1st & 2nd Edition came with a Bonus pattern! SO, as I have decided to retire my Gizmo Garage PDF Pattern to make way for new patterns, I am giving the retiring Gizmo Garage as a BONUS pattern with Edition #3. Remember that while the pattern has my old PDF document styling and formatting as well as hand drawn shaped pattern pieces, the final bag is still AWESOME and something to be proud of when finished! I really LOVE this laptop/tech bag and have been using mine for years. It has so many cool pockets and details and is a fun bag to make as well. There are also three sizes to choose from so you can find the perfect size for your laptop!

The Gizmo Garage comes in three sizes, with plenty of storage pockets to keep you organised! This spacious laptop bag boasts a front flap closing with a hook and D ring, hiding a large exterior slip pocket (perfect for paperwork) that has a smaller slip pocket and pen pocket inside.

There are also two big, pleated slip pockets, perfect for housing your laptop charger and cords. The main opening houses up to a 17” laptop in the larger version of the bag and up to a 15” laptop in the medium version and up to a 13” in the small version.

Please refer to sizing guide included in the pattern to help you choose the correct size for your laptop! This main area is free from any other pockets to protect your laptop from scratches or external damage due to rubbing!

Turn the bag around and you’ll see another padded pleated pocket with magnetic snap flap closure, perfect for your iPad. Comes complete with an adjustable shoulder strap (as well as a grab strap) so you can carry it multiple ways, or just grab and go.

Finished bag size =
Approx. size of SMALL version: W 21.5cm X H 35.5cm X D 5cm. (W 8 1/2″ X H 14″ X D 2″)
Approx. size of MEDIUM version: W 24cm x H 40.5cm x D 5cm. (W 9 ½” X H 16” X D 2″)
Approx. size of LARGE version: W 26cm X H 43cm X D 5cm. (W 10 1/4″ X H 17″ X D 2″)

Just like Edition #1 & #2, this whole package is AWESOME value and a steal at the same price as The Gizmo Garage was being sold on its own. Why not grab a copy of this fun e-zine today and sit back with a nice hot cuppa and enjoy!


The CWD Mag Bag PDF Info:

The PDF file for the CWD Mag Bag comes in one size and is best viewed with Adobe Reader on a desktop, laptop or tablet. NOTE: This PDF is not suited for viewing in liquid mode.

Gizmo Garage PDF INFO:
The pattern for The Gizmo Garage has a full requirements list with suggestions on where to obtain your hardware, 36 pages of comprehensive instructions which include 69 step by step colour photos. There are printing instructions and test squares to print to check your scale.

Cutting measurements are provided PLUS 23 Pattern pieces in total for THREE sizes are included – YOU choose which method of cutting you prefer to use! (Except where a pattern piece is required such as for a shaped piece!)

PLUS a TEXT ONLY version of the instructions (8 pages) comes bundled with your pattern for printing purposes, should you not need or wish to print all of the photos! Simply refer to your electronic versions for photos if needed! Saves on ink!

The Gizmo Garage Sizing PDF

Additional information

CWD Bag Mag


Materials & Requirements for Bella

*Exterior Fabric Plain: 75 cm (30”)
*Exterior Fabric Patterned: 50 cm (½ Yard)
*Lining fabric – 112cm (44”) wide: 90cm (1 yard)
*Fusible Woven Interfacing: 112cm (44”) Wide – 1.8m (2 Yards)
*Sew in Foam: 76cm X 46cm (30” W X 18” H)
*Fusible Fleece (Referred to in pattern only as Fleece): 64cm W X 23cm H (25” W X 9” H)
*Decovil 1 (Heavy) or substitute with 2 layers of Decovil Light (Referred to in pattern only as Decovil 1): 29cm X 18cm (11 ½” x7”)

*1 X #5 Zipper for Exterior Zipper Pocket: 20 cm (8”) (or longer cut to size)
*1 X #5 Zipper for Zipper Closure: 40 cm (16”) (or longer cut to size)
*1 X #3 Dress Zipper for Interior Zipper Pocket: 25cm (10”) (or longer cut to size)
*4 X 10mm-12mm (38”- ½”) grommets. I have used the hammer together ones.
*1 X 18mm (¾”) Magnetic Snap closure for the Flap
*4 X 4cm (1½”) Swivel Hooks
*1 X Metal Zipper End
*1 X Decorative Button for the Flap – Optional.
*8 X Double Capped Rivets – Optional! 6mm-8mm stem depending on your choice of materials.
Other Items:
Threads, Double Sided Wonder Tape (or Glue suitable for glue basting – I use Elmer’s Washable School Glue), Tailors Chalk or Fading Marker, Fray Stopper, Hole Punch, Screwdriver, E6000 glue or similar recommended for hardware installation plus optional Rivet Setting Tools, Hammer or Rubber Head Mallet – Plus general sewing items.
OPTIONAL: Pocket Supplement A for additional Interior Pockets.

1 review for The CWD Bag Mag – Edition Three

  1. Beatriz Borges Fajardo (verified owner)

    I needed a laptop bag and this “Gizmo Garage” pattern has been very good for me. It is very complete and very well thought out, with a lot of protection to protect it as much as possible from blows. It has many pockets to carry everything in its place.

    Necesitaba un bolso para el portátil y me ha venido muy bien este patrón “Gizmo Garage”. Es muy completo y muy bien pensado, con mucha protección para protegerlo en lo posible de golpes. Tiene muchos bolsillos para llevarlo todo en su sitio.

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