Wednesday, May 9, 2012

DIY Laptop Sleeve

Since my mom just got a new laptop, I decided to make a case for her prior to our mini-travel graduation weekend.  As I decided all this very last minute, I took absolutely no pictures of the process.  But that's okay, because I followed a very well-documented tutorial on Sew Mama Sew.  (Although I don't really like their definition for length and width.  I nearly cut the wrong sizes because of it.  I think length should be the largest inch number, not width.  Or I could just be crazy.)

Anyway, Penga-Mom was kind enough to snap some quick pictures from her end and email them to me, yay!
As you can see, I used some awesome sushi fabric (bought in Hawaii a long time ago).  I had been sitting on this fabric for a long while because I didn't know what to do with it, but I think this works pretty well.  Penga-Mom loves sushi afterall.  Looking at it makes me hungry.
Front
Back
I added four extra inches to the length (my definition, not the tutorial version) of the bag so that she'd be able to put the laptop power supply inside too.  Though functional, it wasn't the best design decision, as the bag is kinda floppy looking without the tight form fit of the laptop.

Anyway, the bag is pretty nice.  There's no unfinished seams poking out, and it's nicely padded with a layer of fleece between black lining and sushi fabric.  I'm thinking I need to ditch my own boring, store-bought neoprene sleeve and make another one...

If you have a lappy, what kind of case or sleeve do you have? Something fun?

18 comments:

  1. Cute gift! I don't really ever take my laptop anywhere, but I do have a neoprene sleeve somewhere in my apartment. Your sleeve is so much cuter, though!

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  2. Pretty cute!!! :D

    I have one of those neoprene sleeves too! But it's just black with a neon green trim. Not too exciting. :oP

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  3. This is so cute! I don't even have a case for my laptop, I just throw it in my briefcase if I'm traveling.

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