Saturday, January 10, 2015

First finish in January

I was really supposed to work on my ALYoF goal in the beginning of January, but then DS2 got a new laptop and figured out he needed a laptop sleeve before returning to college. I relized it was necessary to make one for DS1, also. That way I suddenly had two laptop sleeves to make, and that in a fairly short time.

I used a design by Elizabeth Hartman for a simple laptop sleeve, one that I tried out in my entry for the Rush Hour blog hop in 2014. The formula makes it easy to fit the sleeve to any size laptop.

I used home decor weight fabric for the outside, to make the sleeve sturdy. I used cotton batting for protection.

The quilting is straight lines using the walking foot.

The laptop sleeve has a simple velcro closure. The laptop fit in the sleeve like a hand in a glove, just perfect.

The green sleeve has a solid dark grey cotton for lining, and the other one has a blue print fabric inside.

Both guys were happy for their New Year's gift, and the sleeves will be used every day to class. It is always a good feeling to make an item that will be cherished and used regularly!

Linked up to Richard and Tanya's blog .


  1. Hey, these are neat! And this reminds me that my 20yo asked if we could make a lotion sling (she in massage therapy school) out of a batik fat quarter she fell in love with. . .

  2. Those are great! I love your fabric choices. Makes me wonder if I should make one for my laptop...Congratulations on two early finishes!

  3. I might have to follow your example for my own laptop.

  4. Lucku guys to have such a clever mother! The lap top cases are really nice!

  5. Hi! These look both great! I have the same grey/white fabric and like it! x Teje

  6. It is the greatest feeling when you give someone something you made and they used it.

  7. Really love the fabric choices, neat idea too.


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