Aaron got a new laptop for school and asked if I could make him a laptop case for it. It was a fun project and good way to spend one of my mornings during the Christmas break 🙂
He chose a wool sleeve with a cotton Star Wars fabric liner. Here is how I made it:
1. Aaron chose the fabric and then I cut the pieces I would need to make the outer and inner cover.
For the wool, I cut two 15″ x 12″ rectangles. For the cotton liner, I cut two 15″ x 12″ rectangles. I decided to use a two sided fusible extra stiff interfacing to give to give the cover some stability. For this interfacing, I cut two 14″ x 11″ rectangles (just 1″ smaller than the case fabric).
2. Match one of the wool pieces and one of the inner liner pieces together (correct side facing inward) and sew around the edges. I left a space large enough to flip the fabric and place the fusible interfacing in the center of the fabric pieces. I ironed the interfacing in place and folded the open edge of the fabric inward to hide the unsewn fabric. This makes up one side of the laptop case.
3. I repeated step two with the remaining pieces of fabric and interfacing to make the second side of the case.
4. I then aligned the two sides of the case together, with the cotton fabric liner facing inward and stitched around three sides of the case, leaving one of the skinnier sides open to slide the laptop into.
And that’s it! Pretty simple 🙂 It was a fun project- I’m happy that he can use this case to protect his new laptop.