How to Make a Laptop Bag Out Of An Old Rag Rug - Super Easy Tutorial

Nina's Ideas
by Nina's Ideas
9 Materials
20 Minutes

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to make a laptop bag out of an old rag rug. This is a fun upcycle of an upcycle - reusing the rag rug to make something new again! To learn how to easily make your own DIY laptop bag/rug bag, keep reading. Let's get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Rag rug 
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Webbing material
  • Half-moon rings
  • Elastic
  • Button
  • Shoulder strap with metal clips
  • Glue gun (optional)
Rag rug

1. Create the pocket

Rag rugs come in different sizes, as do laptops, tablets, and notebooks. Measure the rug and the laptop to make sure they are a good fit. The device should fit snugly inside the bag and feel well protected by the padding of the rag rug.

Folding and sewing the rug bag

Lay the rug on a flat surface. Fold it about ¾ of the way up, leaving about ¼ of the top free for the flap. Sew up the sides or use a glue gun.

Webbing for the DIY laptop bag

2. Make the strap attachment

Take a small piece of the webbing - about 12cm or 4 inches - and loop a half-moon ring through it.

Sewing the webbing in the bag corner

Sew the webbing down at the top right-hand corner of the pocket. Do the same on the left side.

Sewing a button on the DIY laptop bag

3. Add the closure

Turn the bag inside out. Cut a small piece of elastic and create a loop. Mark the center of the top flap and sew the loop. Place a button halfway down where the flap ends. Make sure they fit each other.

Attaching the strap to the DIY laptop bag

4. Attach the strap

Attach the shoulder strap with metal clips to the half-moon rings.

DIY laptop bag from an old rag rug

How to make a laptop bag tutorial

There you have it: you’ve got a soft, beautiful, and padded DIY laptop bag! Please let me know in the comments if you liked this easy way to make a padded laptop bag or if you have any questions. I’d love to see any photos if you make this.

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Suggested materials:
  • Rag rug
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
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