Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Laptop Case

I stopped at the fabric store on the way home looking for some pre-quilted fabric to make a new laptop case. I was not impressed by the selection so I chose 2 coordinating prints and decided to quilt them myself.
The main print will be the branches and yellow blossoms print. This one I quilted with spiral swirls. This used a lot of thread. I have used 4 bobbins so far on this half yard length and still need to do a little more. (But Survivor came on and I had to stop.)

The lining and flap will be the yellow print with dots in shades of black, gray and white. This is quilted with a stippling pattern. I am loving these yellow, black and gray tones together.
I went ahead and quilted more of these fabrics than I am going to need, just in case. I figure that whatever is left over I can use to make zipper pouches or a handbag.
After Survivor goes off I am back to the sewing machine.

Updated:  I have made a couple laptop sleeves before using this free pattern. Here is the one I made for my Dell Mini. Here is the one I made for my cousin's Mac.


  1. Are you making the laptop case from a pattern? I rarely like the pre-quilted fabrics either! Can't wait to see it done! Polly :-)

  2. I am using the free directions from Elizabeth at Oh, Frannson! that were posted on Sew, Mama, Sew. Here is the link.

    These directions can help you make any size laptop case by adjusting the measurements to fit your machine. It is pretty easy and I have made two of them already.


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