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for the travelling PC gamer
I was commissioned to make a friend a bomb diggity carry case to be the envy of all the other nerds. He used it last weekend and it was a huge hit. Have a dozen commissions if I could ever be bothered making things more than once :D

Posted by susie from Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See susie's 114 projects »
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  • Step 1

    Measure the crap out of the PC you are building for. also allow for a inner pocket for a monitor.

  • How to make a backpack. Custom Pc Carry Case - Step 2
    Step 2

    I made the bag with 3 layers. And waterproof outer, a thin foam middle and a soft, static free inner. The bottom also had a layer of very hard card for stability.

  • How to make a backpack. Custom Pc Carry Case - Step 3
    Step 3

    With the back and straps, I completely removed the back of a charity shop rucksack and sewed it in between the foam and inner layers, with extra stitching around the points where the straps stick out.

  • How to make a backpack. Custom Pc Carry Case - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew all of your sides separately to secure the layers together. I chose to attach all the sides together and then sew to the bottom piece, don't know if doing it the other way would have been better.

  • Step 5

    inner pocket for monitor is a sheet of thick card for stability, a layer of craft foam for protection, and then enveloped in the lining material and hand stitched into the front of the bag. If I was to make this again, I would have attached the pocket during the initial construction as it was a devil to stitch in.

  • How to make a backpack. Custom Pc Carry Case - Step 6
    Step 6

    Attach zips to the top and lid for a secure fastening, at request, I also added a satchel type fastening that covers the zips by sewing in an extra piece of the outer material when sewing the lid to the body of the bag. straps then placed and measured and sewn on by hand.

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