Wednesday, December 4, 2013

HIS AND HERS LAPTOP SLEEVES


These laptop sleeves would make the perfect gift for your techie friend or family member this Christmas. These sleeves can be sewn in under an hour and are easy enough for the beginner sewer.

PLEASE NOTE: these designs are solely for domestic use and cannot be used commercially or sold. 


WOMEN'S LAPTOP SLEEVE

Supplies:
2 pieces of felt in contrasting colours – 18” x 26”
1 piece of white felt 3” x 14”
18” x 26” fusible webbing  
¾” x 6” Velcro
White and grey thread

Method:
1) Measure the width of the laptop.  Cut 2 pieces of felt approximately 2 inches wider than the laptop and 26” long.
2) Cut 1 piece of fusible webbing to the same size.

3) Cut 3 strips of white felt 1” wide at varying lengths. 
4) Cut each strip in half at an angle.

5) Pin white strips to the front of the sleeve and sew in place.
6) Pin Velcro 4” from opposite edge and sew in place.

7) Pin and sew second strip of Velcro approximately 1” from edge of lining felt. (Note: distance will vary depending on laptop. Fold felt over laptop to mark placement of second strip correctly.)

8) Sandwich the fusible webbing between the 2 layers of felt and fuse according to packaging instructions.  The two strips of Velcro should be at opposite ends of rectangle.
9) Sew edges of felt.
10) With wrong sides together, fold felt approximately 1” shorter than the height of laptop.
11) Sew a 3/8” seam along folded edges. 


MEN'S LAPTOP SLEEVE
Supplies:
2 pieces of felt  - 18” x 26”
1 piece fusible webbing - 18” x 26”
¾” x 18” elastic
Grey thread

Method:
1) Measure the width of the laptop.  Cut 2 pieces of felt approximately 2 inches wider than the laptop and 26” long.
2) Cut 1 piece of fusible webbing to the same size.
3) Sandwich the fusible webbing between the 2 layers of felt and fuse according to package instructions.
4) Sew edges of felt.
5) Cut a piece of elastic to the same length as the width of the sleeve + 1” for seam allowance.
6) With wrong sides together, fold felt approximately 1” shorter than the height of laptop.
7) Sandwich edges of elastic between felt.
8) Sew 3/8” seam along folded edges.  
Have fun creating your own Christmas gifts this season. Nicole 

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