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!
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
Exept the book, you need:
- 2 Polyester zippers (22 inches long)
- 2 sheets of sm'art foam
- 1 inch wide twill tape (2 yds. long)
- Thick thread
- Sewing needles (1 small & 1 bigger)
- Glue gun with hot glue sticks
Step 3: Zipper and twill tape
Sew the zipper and the twill tape. Do the same with both zippers.
Step 4: Rip them out!
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
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).