February 12, 2012

New Laptop Accessories

I splurged a bit a few weeks ago... I got a MacBook Air.  BIG SPURLGE... but I love it!

I wanted to make a case for it to keep it protected, plus an excuse to make something else :-)



I thought the Amy Butler fabric would make a great laptop sleeve.  And yes, that is a huge bag of batting for a laptop sleeve, but I have a few other projects in the works that wil chop away at that.  

I found a great tutorial on Prudent Baby, for a "manly laptop sleeve", though mine is not so "manly", haha.


This was my first project using velcro. I'd say it went pretty well. Sewing it onto the body was a bit awkward, but really didn't want to risk putting it on before and then having it be in the wrong place.


However, the binding worried me... I don't live too close to a Joann's so I often start projects and just hope I have what I need to finish them - usually my downfall is thread. As I saw sewing the binding on, I just kept peering over at the thread and getting more and more nervous. It worked out ok, but just barely!



It holds my new laptop perfectly and I love it.


I also wanted to make a little bag to hold the cords and such.  I thought about making it to match, but when I found this tutorial, I couldn't help but make a little patchworky bag. 

I went through all my scraps and started cutting. I cheated a bit and used a few twice. 




I love seeing all my fun fabrics together in one item, and it reminds me of all the things I made with the fabrics before.



Holds all my chargers perfectly!



Great pair (even if they don't really match) and all travel ready with my new laptop.






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