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.