Laptop bag I made from upholstery fabric. Pretty much I just cut around the shape of my laptop... and sewed on some cotton tape all the way around for handles, plus a padded bit for holding on to. Then added a pleated pocket (reverse side of the fabric) for holding the charger and mouse, etc. Last I sewed in a big chunky plastic zip. It was opened ended which made things a lot easier in terms of getting it sewed on evenly, then sewing the side seams. Easy!