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I don’t know what it is about summer but it’s the time of year that makes me want to sew bags. Last year I made this – it’s got lots of pockets, snap closure, a key fob, and padded bottom. And lots of room for knitting projects!

The main pattern is Back to School Laptop Bag from Sew Mama Sew. Inside, there is a padded tablet pocket but I added a few more from other tutorials: a full-width open pocket divided into two from the Eco Canvas Beach Tote tutorial from Spoonflower and an internal zipper pocket using a tutorial from Emmaline Bags. The zipper was probably the trickiest part, other than that it was mainly just sewing in a straight line!

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Susanna Winter is a knitwear designer, creating timeless and elegant pieces with clean lines. She has been knitting for over 20 years, knit blogging since 2007, and designing knitting patterns professionally since 2016.

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