Sew A Quilted (or not) Laptop or iPad Cover

8 Aug

Remember how I talked about this lady the day before yesterday? Well, I was trying to come up with something to make for her before she leaves for the mainland.  I wanted to make a quilt, but there just wasn’t enough time.  We’re still in summer at our home, so it’s BIZZEEEEE!  She runs most of her business remotely, so I thought a laptop case would be practical.  I just needed to find a way to make it sentimental.  I have this fabric that I love. It’s actually home decor fabric that I got from Fabric.com for super cheap a couple of years ago.  I thought it was perfect since it appeared to have a Hawai’i flair to it without being tacky.  Anyway, here’s how it came out. I waaay miscalculated and made the exterior fabric too long.  Of course, being that it was 2:30 a.m., it wasn’t until AFTER I was finished, that I realized I messed up.  Instead of cutting the whole thing open, I just tucked the bottom portion up and in.  Then I sewed across the bottom.  Normally, there would be no seam there.  It kind of worked out because now there’s extra padding on the “landing.” To personalize it, I had the kids write thank you messages using these Marvy Uchida fabric pens.  I prefer to use the micron pens, because the tip is really fine, but I couldn’t find any around the house.  If you look close, you can see that I did quilt the inside fabric to some cotton quilt batting.Now, every time she opens the case, she’ll be reminded of how thankful we are for her.  The tutorial I used actually calls for two buttons, but I thought a hook and loop (Velcro) closure would be more practical. I used this awesome tutorial here!


Here are a few other great laptop or iPad tutorials:
This one by Oh Frannson.

Over at Me Sew Crazy, this one has a strap, but no closure.


I loooove this one at Crap I’ve Made.  It has a zipper!


This one is cool with a flap, but might be kind of humbug.


Do you think if I sew an iPad one the hubby will feel sorry for me and get me an iPad?

Now go sew yourself one!

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