After reading this
I thought it sounded like something that might be fun to try making.
Since my mom's birthday is coming up (Hi Mom!), I figured it might be neat to make her a nifty laptop sleeve emblazoned with the covers of her favorite newspapers (The New York Times
and The Washington Post
). Just to make it extra special, I used a photo-editing program to change the news a little, but you could also leave it as is - especially if something interesting was covered.
I also made one for myself with a nifty computer repair flowchart
on one side, and the circuit map of an Apple-1 on the other. There are probably a billion different things that you could use as an image (repair guides
might be cool/helpful), whatever floats your boat!
Because it requires a hot iron and needles, make sure to be careful. This would be a great simple project to teach kids some sewing techniques (rounded corners and rolled hems), and the results are pretty nice!
*note: make sure to check out the tips in Step 5*