Gift Idea: Laptop Bag with Painted In Blue
Tony Gonzalez, founder of Painted In Blue, made and designed a beautiful laptop bag. Follow his step-by-step tutorial and download the FREE pattern to get started!
- Mirage Metallic Sides (SKU 9207-03) QTY: 1
- Blue Tiger Thread (SKU 0785-74) QTY: 1
- Navy Blue Edge Paint (SKU 2810-11) QTY: 1
- Sophi Lambskin (SKU 9127-65) QTY: 2
Cut out your pattern and choose your leathers (outer and lining).
Trace the pattern twice (one for each side of the sleeve), then cut carefully.
Glue your cut out pieces on to a slightly larger piece of your liner leather (glue opposite sides of leather together).
Cut off access pieces of leather, leaving you with 2 of the final pieces.
Burnish or edge paint the top parts of your cut out pieces before gluing them together.
Use your wing divider to establish a section for gluing on the liner side.
Glue pieces together.
Stitch, then edge paint or burnish to finish it off.
Show off your new laptop sleeve!
Painted In Blue
Tony "josiesboy" Gonzalez is a full-time leathercrafter and visual artist originally from New York. He is the owner of Painted in Blue, a creative house that originated in 2017—specializing in pushing the boundaries of leather creativity.
His leatherworking journey began in late 2019, after buying his first hide from Tandy, and he started flourishing all through the quarantine of 2020. Starting a new craft in the middle of a global pandemic was tough, but he has often said that leatherworking has kept his mind at ease through the difficult times. Two years into his craft and residing in Philadelphia, he has two main goals. The first is to feed his creative spirit at all times, and the second is to inspire more young black and brown people to continue this tradition.