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I found the Book book laptop case online and fell in love. Untill I saw the price...

I thought that it can't be that hard to make one myself! It turned out to be relatively easy to make, at the same time a lot of fun and also I got to choose what cover I wanted. Cheap, personal, cool and you don't even need a sewing machine!
 
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Step 1: The book

Of course you need a book for the case. I bought a used, hard cover kids book that I thought was quite funny to have as a case. Just measure your laptop and add about half an inch to both the width and heigth to have some safety space.

I used:  10 x 13 inches for my case (MacBook 13-inch screen)

The thickness of the book does not really matter since I took the cover apart and put  2 zippers all the way around. You can choose a book with a thicker spine if you want to keep it.

Step 2: What you need

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Exept the book, you need:

Material

- 2 Polyester zippers (22 inches long)
- 2 sheets of sm'art foam
- 1 inch wide twill tape (2 yds. long)

Tools

- Drill
- Scissors
- Thick thread
- Sewing needles (1 small & 1 bigger)
- Glue gun with hot glue sticks

Step 3: Zipper and twill tape

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Sew the zipper and the twill tape. Do the same with both zippers.

Step 4: Rip them out!

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Just rip all the pages out of the book. If it is a nice book, you might want to save them from some other project. I also took the covers apart and got rid of the spine of the book because it was to thin for my laptop. If you want to get a thicker book, you can keep the spine.

Step 5: Drill the holes

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Drill the holes all the way around the book. I used the smallest drill bit I had. Put the holes about 1/4 inch from the edge and a couple of milimeter apart. Since the book is empty of pages you can just put the covers together, drill all the way through and save some time (and sweat).
mackmumford1 month ago

would this overheat a laptop at all? or is heat able to escape?

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