|A quilted laptop case pattern by Jennifer at Sewplicity|
A friend of mine asked me to make her a case for her laptop. She wanted a zipper at the top, so she could slide her laptop in and out easily, and store the cord along with it.
I looked on the net, and found this great tutorial, by Jennifer, at Sewplicity blog. I gathered up some dark fabric , by Susan Winget, for the outer fabric , and another coordinated ' texty' and bird sketchy fabric for the lining.
|Le Cerise Script Black Susan Winget|
|Le Cerise Bird Susan Winget|
Zipper: Sport Coats&Clark 24 inch black separating
Velcro: for easy outer pocket closure
I quilted some simple parallel lines , on the diagonal, two inches apart, for the outer pocket.
The pattern is easy to follow and the laptop sleeve didn't take long to make.
My friend did not want handles, but the pattern includes directions to add handles to this sleeve.
|The outer pocket easily holds her power cord|
- I did wish that I had a surger, to finish the raw edges of the material, as the seams show in the interior of the case. I used zigzag stitches on the raw edges.
- And I would make my zipper thread the same color as the zipper, as you can see the thread when you look inside the case.
- After using the case for a week, a tiny bit of the outside pocket became loose from the seam, at the bottom seam . I simply restitched the area with a satin stich, and then made another STURDY seam above this original seam, all along the bottom. (To make sure this area could withstand the weight of the laptop . I had room to do this, because the case was oversized.) Whew! An easy save.
- This winter, I might try to make a zippered pouch, with lining that doesn't show the seams. Adding that to my "someday, when I have time.." list
|She loves the zipper top|
|The Quilted Laptop Case|
This was a fun project to make. Thanks, Jennifer, for a great pattern!