I am working on a Padded Laptop Bag which will also be an eReader bag/sleeve, and an iPad bag/sleeve. I am really not sure whether to call it a bag, purse, sleeve, or satchel. The one above fits a 10"x15" laptop. I decided to purchase some of the hardware from local harware store for customers who do not have a local hobby craft store in their area. The O-rings were perfect (Home Depot or Lowe's) versus the D-rings that are usually used for purses. So either would look great. The swivel clasps are at Home Depot or Lowe's. The padding was on the insulation aisle. There are several more padding options I will try but this worked just great.
I was able to use this particular laptop bag at two meetings already the compliments were awesome! As always, I am designing with the beginner in mind. Don't let that zipper fool you! It was a cinch and I did not use a zipper foot at all. BUT if the zipper scares you (which it should not :) you will be able to leave the zipper out. It will also have a short handle option or a long strap option.
Hope all is well with you. The weather has been in the 70's some days and then jumped to the 40's. We are back at 70's today..... Yay!