Introduction: Laptop Sleeve Made Out of Some Used Military Fabrics
I like to reuse old materials and to put them into a new context
So I made a custom sleeve for my MacBook Pro out of a felted woolen blanket and a tent canvas. Both materials I bought in a swiss military shop during my last trip to my home country.
Step 1: What You Need
a woolen blanket and a tent canvas from the swiss army shop
of course the usual sewing supplies...
some ruler (take the long one)
as well you will need a drill with a 4mm drilling bit
and lots of patience
Step 2: The Inner Sleeve
The inner sleeve is made out of the woolen blanket.
I spreaded out the blanket on the floor, put my laptop on it and tipped it over three times so I got the right amount of fabric (four times the surface of the laptop plus some extra for sewing)
I sewed together half of the sides, then folded back, fixed the edges and sewed together the bottom edges (see images)
Step 3: Outer Sleeve, Part One
Out of the canvas I cutted out two pieces, wich willmake my outer sleeve with outside pockets.
The buttons on the canvas are doublesided, so I needed to drill them out, because otherwise they would dent or scratch the laptop...
But don't throw the buttons away, you will need them later!
Step 4: Outer Sleeve, Part Two
Sew together the outer sleeve (of course inside out!) and readd the buttons (outside only) with the rivets and turn it on the right side
Step 5: Bringin' It All Together
Stuff the inner into the outer sleeve, and sew around the edge.
Put your laptop and the (un)necessary extras into your new bag, then close it by making a tight knot into the ropes...