Day 3 of 21 Days of Creativity
Last week, I challenged myself to sew a case for my laptop. I searched Pinterest and different sewing blogs for a tutorial, but I could not find one that was easy to follow. I had to figure out how to make a laptop case on my own.
I drew a small diagram of what parts were needed to make the case. I measured the length, width and height of my laptop and added seam allowance to each measurement to determine the how large to cut each piece of the case.
My laptop case has four main parts: a zipper, outer fabric, lining and inner support fabric. I used plain fleece as the inner support fabric, a stripe black and white fabric for the lining and a black, 27” zipper. Part of the outer fabric of my laptop case is peach colored canvas that I hand-stamped hot pink pineapples onto. I carved the stamp myself. The other piece is hand-bleached denim that was left over from my Triangular Pyramid Wristlet sewing project.
Although I had no clear direction on how to sew my laptop case together, I was determined to make it work and complete it. I stitched my case together bit by bit, learning from mishaps along the way. Patience was key!
Here is my finished Pink Pineapple Laptop Case:
For the most part I am satisfied with the way my Pink Pineapple Laptop case turned out. However, it is important that I know what improvements need to be made. Next time I will use a thicker support layer and make the lining exactly fit the case’s interior among other things. Later this year, I will sew another laptop case with these improvements in mind. This post is to be continued!
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