Monday, March 18, 2013

Quick Laptop Sleeve

Several weeks ago I got a new MacBook Air. I knew I wanted a cover of some sort for carry it around, so that the finish wouldn't get scratched. I looked at the Apple Store, on Amazon, and on Etsy. Lots of cute things, but nothing I was willing to pay that kind of money for, so that meant it was time for creativity. I did a little surfing on the net and found a cell phone cover that I liked (of course I have no idea where it is now!), so I measured my laptop and upsized the pattern.

Recently I won a grab bag from Where Women Create that was filled with all kinds of goodies, so that got me really motivated to get her done.

I bought some grey felt to be the primary portion of the sleeve. I cut it to fit the laptop leaving extra for side seams (about 1/2 in. larger than the the measured size of the laptop) and enough at the top to create a flap closure. Then I took one of the fat quarters I had gotten in my goodie bag and made a stripe 1/3rd the width of the sleeve, and centered it down the sleeve; topstitching around it twice. I used a decorative stitch on my sewing machine for the side seams, and on the side edges of the flap. Finally I finished it off with some cute little crocheted flowers from my goodie bag.

TA-DA!


















I made it for a mere $1.25 thanks to Where Women Create!



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1 comment:

  1. Super cute! Love it!Thanks so much for sharing.Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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