Archive for December 2007


Laptop Case

Whew! I may be the laziest blogger ever, but I have been sewing. I only have one completed project to share, but it’s one that I’ve used a lot. When I went to Photoshop World at the beginning of September, I needed a laptop sleeve. I decided that instead of spending $35+ on one at the Mac store, I’d look for a pattern and make my own. So I did! I had enough JoAnn’s gift cards that I didn’t even have to pay for the fabric!

I used Simplicity 3889, view B. The outside is burgundy corduroy with a lop-shaped corduroy applique. The inside is olive green polar fleece. There is also polyester batting, craft foam, and muslin on the inside.

Here is a collage of different views:

I hand sewed the inside binding, which took a long time but looks a lot better than if I tried to sew it on the machine (because of the thickness of the edge).

For the record, the lop applique fabric already had the embroidery on it. That’s the first question most people have — did I do the embroidery myself? Obviously, no.

The laptop sleeve has been through a lot of abuse, spending many hours inside my backpack, and it has held up amazingly well. Plus, it fits my Macbook perfectly!

Now I just need to keep working on my sloper patterns…