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Thread: Anyone sewn a laptop cover?

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    Anyone sewn a laptop cover?

    I would like to sew one, have looked but patterns I see are maybe a little more than I want to do. Thanks for any help.

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    I've got the Phlipphap (sp) bag pattern but think it is a bit more than I want to do too so am trying to figure out my own. I figure you take the measurements of your machine, add allowance for padding (I have some compressed foam from a sleeping bag mat to use for shock absorbtion), zipper, etc. Can't be any more difficult than a project bag. Also might want to add an outer pocket for accessories ---battery pack, charger, external drive. I'm leaning toward using a prequilted fabric for lining and vamping the heck out of whatever I use for the outer fabric. i.e. embroidery or applique on a pieced background or even a whole cloth one. Or I may just take the carrier I purchased and cover it with my fabric. Possibilities abound.

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    Here's a recent thread that shows a lovely bag. laptop carrying case

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    Yes some of the patterns are overwhelming and I do not want to spend tons of time sewing this up, I did think of putting outer pockets for the cords, etc. I would like to put handles on it as well, guess it will take some time to figure all of this out. Thanks for your reply.

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    A laptop cover can be as simple as an envelope made of denim or upholstery fabric, or a super-custom creation with pockets, zippers, padding, handles, etc. I am making custom covers for e-readers (NOOK, KINDLE, ETC). Due to the small size and very fragile nature of them I am adding padding and a layer of thin plastic stiffener to protect the screen.
    They only take a couple of hours to make, including pockets for library card, etc. They really aren't that much work to make.

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    The jean video sure is simple and ends up looking good. And she hand sewed, my gosh. I hope she hand sews better than I do, because the laptop might slip through to the floor, although if I sewed by machine, it would work. Easy for sure. Thank you for directing me there. This might be something good for GS's portable dvd player.

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    Years ago, I made a very simple one, for my DD. It's really just a quilted "sleeve." It has straps, for carrying, which go completely around the bottom and back up (all in one piece, with one one seam for both straps). I was going to put a closure onto it but she saw it, before it was finished, and couldn't wait. Anyway, it's about as simple as can be . . . and took hardly any time, to make.
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    Thank you, I am going to find one, I like the jean one, lined with the floral.

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    I made one that basically was a sleeve for my daughter to put her laptop in with pockets on the top for her power cord, and mouse

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