Electronics can cost a pretty penny or two (or ten thousand) so keeping them safe from damage is not only smart but necessary. In this tutorial, I'll teach you how to make a laptop/ E-reader/ tablet sleeve out of leather, with hardly any actual sewing and a cool factor that'll blow your roof.

Let's get started.

Step 1: Materials

For this project, I used

13 inch Apple Macbook Air
rotary blade and/or scissors
cutting board (self-healing ones are best for this)
top stitch or heavy duty sewing machine needle
top stitch or heavy duty thread in any color
sewing machine (but you can hand stitch instead)
grommets package and application tool. (I used 1/2 inch, bronze)
<p>Great job. Simple, yet very stylish.</p>
<p>Where do you get the leather from?</p>
<p>Just keep your eyes peeled for a leather easy chair or a couch/sofa or whatever you want to call it tossed off the side of a road/freeway... I started keeping a utility knife in my veh.. and I just ''skin the roadkill'' so to speak... </p>
<p>When ever I make cases etc., for electronics, I ALWAYS add appropriate padding to cushion against drops, falls and knocks, on the basis of kinetic energy per unit of surface area.</p><p>This means wide flat areas spread the energy of the fall, over a big area - so they need SOME padding against hard surfaces.</p><p>But edges of laptops, need MORE depth of padding, and the corners need a whole heap more depth of padding.</p><p>Same energy of the fall, but less and less area to disperse the energy through.</p><p> Look at how the really good ruggedised laptops are set up - and then adapt the casing to provide protection in a similar way, inside the leather satchel.</p><p>Much more work but it provides a much higher degree of survivability against table to floor types of drops.</p>
<p>Also fitting in a SOFT fabric liner is a good idea.....</p>
Beautiful! I want to make I one for my mom
nice one!

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