Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Solids Laptop Sleeve Tutorial

Patchwork Laptop Sleeve
Great Patchwork Project for Solids:

We know that for some of you, solids may seem a bit, well, dull. If Amy's quilts above haven't changed your mind about that, perhaps this tutorial of hers will!

This is a great project for leftover scraps of solids in loads of colors (like the one shown here), or from just a handful of colors. Or you can make it from a single piece of fabric as well.

The tutorial doesn't include instructions for doing the patchwork, but all you need to do is piece together whatever sizes and shapes of fabrics that you like until it's as big as your calculations indicate that you need.

And that's one of the other great things about this tutorial -- instead of telling you specific sizes of fabrics to cut, it provides all the necessary formulas for you to figure out how much you need no matter what size your computer is, whether it's a sleek and tiny MacBook Air or some giant PC from 10 years ago. She's got you covered! You can even use this tutorial to make something for your Kindle or your iPad!

One other great thing is the different closure options she suggests. The one above has buttons, but if buttonholes scare you, she's shown you how to do it with an elastic band and vintage button, or you could just sew on some velcro and go!

Combine this tutorial with a fun selection of solids (or any other fabrics you like) and your electronics will be snug as a bug in a rug! 
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