Introduction: DIY Laptop Case
It's a do it yourself case that brings character to home made gifts. A sewing machine is required so you will need to have some experience with that.
Fusing heating fabric
Hot glue gun
Step 1: Measurements
You need to measure the dimensions of your laptop and keep in mind that you need to allow space for extra fabric. The measurements allow for an idea of how much fabric you need
Step 2: Fusing
You will use an iron to fuse your two fabrics together. Make sure to fuse on the side which your pattern is not on.
Step 3: Cut
Make sure you cut the dimensions of your measurements in a straight line. (Use ruler)
Step 4: Pins
Use pins to hold your fabric in place. It will allow easy removal as you move up and down your sewing machine
Step 5: Sew One Width Length
You need to fold one width length inward. It will provide a smooth edge to your pouch make sure when sewing, you stay in a straight line.
Step 6: Side Length
You will fold your laptop case as if inside-out and sew along the edges. You will sew as high as your laptop is in width.
Step 7: Bottom Fold
At this point, your laptop case will be inside out. Make sure your stitches run all the way
Step 8: Creating a Hem
A hem is just a fancy word for the edge of your clothing that has been blipped and sewn (border or trim).
Your top flap will not have been sown together. You will need to close off the two lady and right sides first. Then closing off the top. (As in step 3) note the picture, you are folding your flaps backwards from your first close off in step 3)
Step 9: Top Flap
Your stitches will run about a finger lengths away from the edge. Be sure to sew in a straight line
Step 10: Fold Inside Out
You should see the silhouette of your laptop case
Step 11: Excess String
You should cut any extra string remaining on your laptop case
Step 12: Buttons
Find a place to sew your buttons, make sure to hold in place firmly as to not move them and have them crooked.
Step 13: Velcro
You will apply the Velcro squares on the top right and left corners on the inside of your top flap. Attach using hot glue or any adhesive
Step 14: Soft Velcro
Make sure to align your second piece correctly, otherwise it will not stick
Step 15: Ta-Da
Allow Velcro to sit and dry. And now you have yourself a new laptop case:)