I received a new laptop for Christmas. It is the Apple MacBook Air. It is super sleek and super light. It is perfect for me to blog each evening while I sit in the lobby of my kids tennis center.
However, with it being so light and sleek, I needed a case to carry it to and from tennis. I went online to check out what they were selling that might work.
That case was $34 plus shipping, and honestly, it just wasn't that cute. So I decided I could make a case. Using left over fabric from a chair I recovered, batting I already had and white felt I had, I started by measuring the case and then cutting fabric, batting and white felt two inches wider and 2 1/2 times longer than the computer measured.
I took all three layers and laid them on top of each other with the felt being on the inside, then the batting and then the felt. On each of the long ends I folded and sewed the decorative fabric so that there would be a finished edge for the flap and end of the case.
Since it has a center layer of batting it's very cushy. I love how it came out and it works great. It also it perfect to keep on my lap and then have the computer on top of it when using the computer. It was a quick and easy project and since I already had all of the materials, it cost me nothing. Let me know what you think. I always love hearing from you.
What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful job. I am very impressed with your creativity and resourcefulness. Now, how about a strap or handle to make it easier to carry back and forth to tennis?
Great project. It looks soooo much better than the store bought thing. If you gotta carry something around, you might as well be "stylin"!
Hi Judy~ What a darling case! You did a great job on it- I am thinking maybe some for Etsy? Who wouldn't want a super cute case for their laptop?
Yay for your Macbook! I love my Mac~they are the best! :)
Jealous of your laptop...and case! I have an older model but it's too big to fit in most cases. I'd love to try to make my own cute case for it. Thanks for the idea!
Looks great I love the collors and the fabric.
Greetings from Belgium,
Judy I love it!! You're so talented!
Well aren't you just so clever?! Love it!
Love it! My hubby wants a mac book air (we have a mac book pro now.) I really like the fabric you used - looks remarkably like your blog background :-)
I love this!! Thanks so much for your comment on my pillow :) I would love it if you would link this to my new party "20 Below Thursday"...it spotlights thrifty and cute projects just like this!!
Thank you so much for linking to my "20 Below Thursday" party! I really do love this project!! :)
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