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Here are basic instructions for making a laptop sleeve out of FedEx envelopes. I was looking for a strong and waterproof material to make my own slee...
Find yourself 3 or 4 FedEx envelopes. This sleeve takes 3.
Cut your padding material to fit the inside of the envelope. I used felt. Then stuff it into the envelope.
Trim the adhesive flap from the bag.
Mark the size of the sleeve. *Note* Leave some extra room on the sides and top (1/4-1/2") for the thickness of the laptop and the seam allowance).
Pin and sew along your lines and along the opposite side edge (shown right). This leaves an opening for the laptop (bottom).
Trim the seams.
Turn the pocket inside-out. This is the basic sleeve without the flap.
Measure and mark the width of the folding flap.
Sew the flap to size and trim the seam. Pin the flap to the inside back of the pocket. You may notice that I mistakenly sewed it to the front on my ...
Sew the flap to the pocket. I also sewed around the top of the pocket to hold the padding in place. ...yes, I am using red thread on the spool and p...
That's basically it.
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Posted:Jun 20, 2007
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