I made this simple quilted laptop sleeve to cushion my laptop when it is in my backpack.

Making your own sleeve is a great way to make sure it fits your device perfectly and suits your personal style.

This is a reasonably basic sewing project but I am assuming you know how to work a sewing machine - straight stitch, zig-zag stitch, etc.

Step 1: Materials and Equipment

Materials (of course you can use any fabric):
  • Denim recycled from a large pair of jeans
  • Fleece blanket for padding
  • Cotton material for lining
  • Sewing thread

Standard Sewing Equipment:
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric shears
  • Thread snips
  • Pins
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ruler
  • Chalk or fabric pen
  • Overlocker/serger
Tip: if you are breaking a lot of needles sewing denim, try getting a denim or jeans needle, these are less likely to break.
what a great tutorial.... definitely going to make for my notebook
This is awesome! I've got some pants I've been saving because I knew I could use them for something. :D
Thanks! I really like working with denim as it is durable and looks great, plus you can choose exactly what type of denim jeans to use at the second-hand store. :-)
this is a great tutorial! definitely going to make.

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