Saturday, January 29, 2011

Ruffled laptop sleeve

Since giving up my job to become a stay-at-home mom, I haven’t had much opportunity to travel with my laptop. Now, though, I am secretary for a local volunteer association, and use my computer to take notes. The cloth bag I was using to carry my new, larger, laptop just wasn’t cutting it anymore. Enter my new laptop sleeve!

laptop case

The fabric was a generic brand from my stash, and I used Char’s tutorial on her awesome blog, Crap I’ve Made. Just a note, I’ve yet to see any crap! Case in point, this sleeve is lined, padded, zippered and embellished.

I found curving the zipper around the corners was a little fiddly because my zipper was a tad short, but otherwise, this was an easy project that I whipped up in about an hour and a half, just in time to take to a workshop this morning. Yay for simplicity!

My husband thinks the ruffled embellishment is goofy (especially since I goofed and made it off centre), but I like it, and think I’ll probably add a flower pin or something like Char did with hers.

P.S.  Don’t forget there’s still four days to enter my very first giveaway!


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13 comments:

  1. Wow! looks great Tanya, I would have never guessed there was something electronic under all that fabric goodness. You did a super job on this.

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  2. This is awesome! I love to sew, but am no expert by any means. This turned out so cute, I love the ruffle. The colors are great.

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  3. Love the laptop sleeve and the ruffles ahh makes it so girly!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leading me to you love your blog

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  4. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Very Nice Tanya!! What a great way to jazz up a laptop... love the ruffled stripe!

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  6. Hi Tanya, I am glad to have you at the newbie party. Please go back and read my guidelines for the party:) Thanks you can readd your link when done.

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  7. I love this! I really need to learn how to sew. I got a sewing machine for my birthday - 2 months ago - and it's still in the box. Shameful, I know!

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  8. Very impressive and so cute! Thanks for linking up :)!

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  9. Hey I saw you made this sleeve and I was trying to make my own sleeve following her tutorial and i get confused right at the part where she pins the lining to the front of the exterior. I sewed both my interior pieces(right sides facing eachother) right along the zipper, because I thought that was what Char did, but it does not seem right since both the interior pieces are sewed to one side of the exterior... I dont know if your following what i'm saying but if u have any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated. my email is marylangkamp@yahoo.com

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  10. I hope being a stay at home mom has helped you to lower stress in your life. I definitely helps you better with your relationship with your child.

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