hello, i hope everyone had a good weekend!
today i'm reposting my tutorial on making a custom laptop sleeve, but this time i'm including photos for those of you who are visually inclined. i know i am!
-batting or fleece for padding
-4" strip of velcro
for the back: first start with the length and width of your laptop. add seam allowances on every side, and a flap (mine is 5") on one side. for a 13" macbook, i used 10" x 18". you will need to cut one piece main fabric, one lining, and one batting in these measurements.
for the front: again start with the length and width of your laptop. add seam allowances on all sides. on the right side, left side, and bottom, add the depth of your computer. one side should only have the seam allowance added! for a 13" macbook, i used 12" x 15". you will need to cut one piece main fabric, one lining, and one batting in these measurements.
next, baste the main fabric to the corresponding batting. read more about basting here. i will refer to the main fabric and batting basted together only as the main fabric from now on. take the front pieces of main fabric and lining, right sides together, and sew across the top. this should be the edge that only had the seam allowance added. flip right side out and press. you can add some topstitching here if you'd like. center and attach your velcro about 1 1/2 inches down depending on your flap size and laptop dimensions.
next box the corners of both front pieces. read more about boxing corners here.
now lay the front piece on top of the back piece of lining, right sides up for both. pin and sew in place.
now it should actually start looking like a laptop sleeve instead of just a pile of fabric. at this point you can check to make sure your laptop fits correctly before moving on. or just admire your work.
next lay back piece of main fabric on top of everything else, i folded it in the middle so you can see. pin and sew in place leaving a small opening on the top of the flap.
to close the flap topstitch all the way around. center and attach your velcro about 1 inch from the edge, depending on your flap.
if you're not particularly inclined to sew your own i have these for sale in my Etsy shop here.
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