Pink Pineapple Laptop Case – Sew Sharifa

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

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.

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200My 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.

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

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!

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

Here is my finished Pink Pineapple Laptop Case:

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

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!

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

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