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I few years back I posted a project making use of old floppy disks, however I still have a pile of disks left over.  I remember seeing imanalchemist's Floppy Disk Bag and figured that would be a great way to use up some of those disks.  I didn't really need a messenger bag, I wanted something smaller, a sleeve for my laptop and Ipad. 

I took a slightly different approach in assembling my sleeve, first I sewed the material and stitched the disks on directly.  I realized when making my bag, I could also convert it into a stand by folding over the front flap and wedging it between the two rows of disks on the back (kind of my own version of an Ipad smart cover.)
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Step 1: What you will need

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  • sturdy fabric
  • floppy disks ( I used 12)
  • cord
  • keyboard key
  • elastic cord
  • sewing machine
  • large sewing needle
  • Dremel

Step 2: Measure fabric

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I had first intended to make this sleeve for my laptop.  Then I got an Ipad too, conveniently my Acer Aspire laptop has almost the same width and height as my laptop, the only difference is that the laptop is thicker.  I decided to make the sleeve fit both devices (to use with the Ipad, I placed a piece of foam inside to make up the difference in thickness).

I cut the fabric 12x27 inches in size, this gives room for a hem.  This fits the laptop/Ipad sideways and has a flap in the front.

Step 3: Sew fabric

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To form the bag, first I hemmed the edges of the fabric.  Then I folded over the bottom halfway up the length, pinned and sewed it in place.

Step 4: Drill floppy disks

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Six floppy disks fit on the front and back surface of the sleeve.  I needed two holes on each side of the disk, I used the existing hole for the write protect and drilled two holes on the bottom (where there already is an indent).