Step 1: Materials
- schwag t-shirt
- backing fabric, could be a patterned fabric or another schwag t-shirt
- iron-on fabric adhesive
- fray-check, anti-fray liquid, or clear nailpolish
- sewing machine (could also be hand-sewn or have no sewing)
- pattern or paper for making the pattern
if you want to include the fabric leash you will need:
- alligator clips
Step 2: Iron Out Shapes
Cut out around the printed company logo leaving plenty of extra space. Also cut a large piece of the backing fabric and the fabric adhesive. Following the directions on the fabric adhesive, adhere the backing piece to the t-shirt logo.
Step 3: Cut and Sew
Using a fun stitch, sew a pattern border around the edge. This will help keep the fabric pieces together and be a bit more decorative. You can sew a border by hand, or skip the sewing altogether.
Trim the edges of the fabric so they look nice and straight. Then apply a bit of fray-check around the edges on both sides to keep the fabric from fraying.
The cover is now complete. The following step is for adding a leash.
Step 4: Create the Leash
Take apart the alligator clips. Thread the ribbon through one of the plastic protectors and tie to an alliator clip. Add some fray-check to the end of the ribbon and put the plastic protector back over the clip.
Measure out how much ribbon is needed to fit loosly around the laptop. Cut the ribbon to length. Then thread the loose end of the ribbon through the other plastic protector and tie to the other alligator clip. Apply fray-check to the end and put the plastic protector back over the clip.
Now you have a nifty leash for the screen protector!
Step 5: Other Materials
Here's a swash of silk fabric, which didn't quite make it into being a tie, protecting a laptop.