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DIY Mail Purse

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Carry email inside email

  • You've got mail(bag)!
  • Easy, fast, and fun DIY project
  • Fits a netbook, small laptop, or tablet

There's nothing quite like opening up your browser to check your email and seeing new messages popping up. Or logging into Reddit to find out you've been orangered (especially on RedditGifts!). There's a buzz, a feeling of excitement, the urge to drive into the great unknown. (Or the fear your inbox may contain something from THAT PERSON.)

If you like the satisfaction of having made something yourself, but failed Cutting in Kindergarten because you have an on-again, off-again relationship with the straight line, the DIY Email Purse is for you. The kit includes pre-cut polyester felt pieces, cotton rope, basswood splints, and a shoulder strap. All you need to do is weave the rope through the pre-cut holes! This durable and lightweight bag features a top zipper for easy access to your netbook, small laptop, or tablet and all your other goodies.


  • Compact fleece bag that you build yourself
  • Fits netbooks, smaller laptops, or tablets
  • Easy DIY project: just weave the fleece together with the string!
  • Durable, lightweight, and geek chic
  • Zipper opening on top for easy access to your stuff
  • Kit includes:
    • Polyester felt (5mm thick)
    • Cotton rope
    • 5 MM basswood splints
    • Shoulder strap
    • Instructions
  • Weight Limit: Up to 66 lbs
  • Dimensions: 11.81" x 3.94" x 9.06"

"Will my laptop fit in this bag, ThinkGeek?" Let's find out together!

Laptop Fitting Guide
Measure your laptop.
Like TVs, laptops are listed by their measurement on the diagonal. Bags, on the other hand, are measured on the edges. Not all 17" laptops are the same size, so you'll need to measure the length & width of your closed laptop.

"But my laptop is at home, ThinkGeek!"
If you can't wait, Google has superpowers to tell you the dimensions of your laptop if you ask it nicely. Just input the make and model of your laptop and ye shall receive.

"I've got the measurements! Now what?"
Compare your laptop's measurements to the measurements of the bag. If the laptop's measurements are smaller than the bag, it fits! If one or more of the laptop's measurements are bigger, you're out of luck with this bag. Try another.

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