I bought the 13" laptop sleeve pattern from Michelle Patterns ages ago on a whim. I think I saw a version on someone else's blog, but it's so long ago I totally cannot remember where!
|Exterior: Lovesme Lovesmenot in Leaf, from Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush Home Dec Collection|
Anyway, the weekend before last, I decided to finally make up a laptop sleeve using the pattern. I would consider myself a confident quilter, but somewhat nervous when it comes to 3D items, so I approached this with some trepidation. In the end, with this very clearly written and illustrated pattern, there was no real reason to worry!
|Lining: Paper Clips in Grey, from Julia Rothman's Type Collection|
I'm not going to lie - this is not a 5 minute project. I made two at the same time, and probably spent about 6 or 7 hours in total from start to finish. That said, I'm by no means complaining about the time it took, because I didn't think there were any unnecessary steps included, and the finish is very nice (no raw edges on this baby).
|Exterior: I think this is a Kokka fabric - it's home dec weight also|
I've also had this very pretty floral home dec weight fabric in my stash for a long time, waiting for the right project. I'm glad I get to see it every day now, as well as this fun pottery themed print I used for the lining. I have this Michael Miller print in quite a few different colours because I love it so much.
|Lining: Put a Lid On It in Coral from Michael Miller's Mod Prints Collection|
Now that I've made this pattern, I would thoroughly recommend it if you are looking to make a laptop sleeve. The construction is fairly simple, the instructions are good and the end result looks great and functions beautifully. It's meant to fit most 13" laptops, and you can see that my 13" macbook pro sits nicely inside.
The green and grey version above is a slightly belated birthday present for my friend Anne. She LOVES grey fabric (I think all her quilts have some grey somewhere) and has recently become the secretary of our guild, which means bringing her laptop to a lot of meetings, so this is both a pretty and practical gift for her.
Since I enjoyed making these laptop cases so much, I've joined the Michelle Patterns affiliate program - you can see the button up in my sidebar. I can't wait to try some more!
Linking up with finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts.
P.S. On Sunday the 21st of July I will have been blogging for one year, and I'm definitely celebrating! Check back then for at least one giveaway.