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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Christmas Laptop Cases

     I had planned to make laptop covers for both kids before Christmas.  My plans ran out of time, but I had some time on Christmas day, and got going on my daughter's.  For both, I used the Noodlehead's tutorial for a wide open pouch, and simply planned the dimensions to fit the computer (a MacPro). 

The finished computer bag.

A perfect fit!
     I have a stash of science fabric for my scientist daughter, and we chose the lab critters for the cover.  I cut the fabric generously to allow for shrinkage during quilting, and quilted the fabric on top of the batting.  I found some left over flannel from childhood pajamas to use for the lining. 
A close up of the critters doing science! (already quilted with a simple and quick loopy pattern.

 
Showing the quilting from the batting side.  Without a fabric on both sides of the batting, it does stick sometimes, and creates lots of fuzz.
The Parisian flannel
With the zipper installed.


Sewing the parts together.  This is really a very easy pattern!
Top stitching around the zipper.

The fussy cut little tab!

      My son (and his computer - an HP) came home later on Christmas, with his computer wrapped in his fuzzy vest.  I took care of that the next morning!
The computer "case"
I had some novelty fabric featuring old cigar boxes.  He loved it.
I put the fabric on top of some scrap batting, and quilting the two pieces together.
The finished top piece with the loopy quilting.
I had some old cowboy flannel, which I had to piece together for the lining.  I opened the seam to make it as smooth as possible.
 
The final product (with my new little tag)!

A view of the finished bag.
     These were quick, useful and fun projects.  Two happy kids - two protected computers!  It was actually fun to work on them after Christmas - no pressure!  I'll double check the measurements, and add them later this week to this post.   I am linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts.
 
Happy New Year to all.
Take care,
 
Gretchen