Gizmo Garage

  • 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")
  • 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!
  • *Exterior solid fabric: 112cm (44”) wide fabric; Small Bag: 46cm (1/2 yard), Medium Bag: 70cm (3/4 yard), Large Bag: 70cm (3/4 yard)

    *Exterior patterned fabric: 112cm (44”) wide fabric; Small Bag: 115cm (1 ¼ yard), Medium Bag: 115cm (1 ¼ yard), Large Bag: 137cm (1 ½ Yards)

    *Lining fabric: 90cm (1 Yard”) of 112cm (44”) wide fabric

    *You will also require interfacing, Soft & Stable (or substitute with headliner foam or fusible fleece) and template plastic. Exact requirements are listed in the pattern.
  • *Piece of template plastic for bag base

    *Small bag: 21cm X 4.5cm (8 ¼” X 1 ¾”)

    *Medium Bag: 23.2cm X 4.5cm (9 1/8” X 1 ¾”)

    *Large bag: 25.5cm X 4.5cm (10” X 1 ¾”)

    *1 X 18mm slim magnetic snap

    *1 X 3.8mm (1 ½”) rectangular slider

    *2 X 3.8mm (1 ½”) rectangular rings

    *1 X 4cm (1 5/8”) hook

    *1 X 2cm (3/4”) D ring

    *Small amount of Craft Glue or Double Sided tape for your base.

    *6 X 8mm (¼”) rivets (optional)

    *Small amount of fray stopper (optional)

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