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
- 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
- Iron and ironing board
- Chalk or fabric pen
Step 2: Fabric Cutting
I used a double layer of polyester fleece to make the padding inside the sleeve. I sewed a test piece on my machine to make sure it could handle the thickness and the fabric would feed nicely through the feed dogs (which can be a problem for slippery fabrics like polyester).
I sewed the two layers of fleece together so they would stay together during the quilting phase.
I also pre-cut the fleece so that it would end up short of the sides of the sleeve, reducing bulk when sewing and finishing the sides.