**Please scroll down the page for the links to the free patterns**
Make a custom laptop bag or sleeve with this collection of over thirty free laptop bag patterns, tutorials, and diy sewing projects gathered from all over the web. And with a variety of bag styles on these pages ranging from simple laptop sleeves to larger, more complex tote bag designs, you should be able to find just the laptop bag design you're looking for. (Please scroll down the page for the free patterns.)
If you need just basic protection for your laptop computer - something to protect it from dust and scratches - try a simple sleeve made from felt (use a thick, good quality felt for best results). And what's great about sewing with felt is that it doesn't fray. Therefore you can sew your bag with the wrong sides together and leave the raw, unfinished edges exposed, making it a quick and easy project.
And if you need a bit more protection for your laptop - something to guard against minor bumps and knocks, consider sewing one of the padded or quilted designs which places a layer of fusible fleece or batting between the layers of fabric. And for a little extra security you may want to sew one of the designs that zips at the top. With a secure zippered closure, they'll be no chance of your laptop accidentally sliding out of your bag.
And if you want the convenience of carrying your laptop bag like a tote or purse, you may want to choose one of the designs with handles. And if you're up for a more involved project and would benefit from a kind of “all-in-one” bag that will hold more than just your laptop, a couple of these projects are actually tote bags that have a built-in inner pocket for a laptop.
And since a many of these bag projects are simply designed, some of them requiring just sewing together two rectangular fabric pieces, most of them would likely make a good project for a beginner. And since you'll likely be sewing through several thick layers of fabric, just remember to start your project with a new, sharp needle in your sewing machine.
Also, this page may contain affiliate links, which means I may make a commission if you purchase something from one of these websites (but the patterns linked to should be free).