First of all, what is a bag-in-bag? It's a travel-related trend we've seen popping up as of late, and we're totally on board. It's basically a skinny bag that fits into your carry on or tote, and contains all those loose ends you want to use throughout a flight, train ride, or road trip. We decided to turn an old laptop case into our own bag-in-bag, equipped to hold a smartphone, tablet, pens, and charger, with plenty of room for a magazine or notebook as well.


- laptop case

- VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Straps


- scissors

- hot glue gun

- pen or marker

Brit Materials DIY Laptop Case

Get your materials in order. We choose purple VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Straps to complement our laptop case. 

Laptop Case One-Wrap® Straps

Truth be told, we actually found this pretty patterned laptop case on Amazon! But it's a great project if you've got a case for a laptop you don't use anymore.


Here's all the stuff we wanted to make permanent homes for. It's the stuff you need easy access to when you're traveling around, especially over the holidays.


Lay out all of your stuff in your laptop case. Use a marker to mark dots that signify where you need loops or pockets.


Take your first VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Strap and glue it onto your first dot. Continue across and trim the straps as needed.


Create a grid with the VELCRO® Brand ONE-WRAP® Straps that acts as a pocket. 


See? Your phone fits right in!


Create loops for your pens and another pocket for your tablet, and you're just about done. 


Throw in a magazine and your journal and you're good to go. 


This fits great in a weekender or tote bag. 


Now, time to hit the road!

Do you have any tips or tricks in the travel department? Talk to us in the comments below.