Introduction: Make Your Own Nice Felt EeePC / Netbook Pouch for About $ 8 (and Save $ 91 Instead of Buying From Redmaloo)

This instructable will show you, how to make your own, very nice and good lookin' laptop or even better netbook pouch. It will store your netbook, give you a mousepad, the feeling of using something unique, nice and handmade and the goos feeling of having not payed too much. I saw this pouch for about 99 Euros, which would be about $ 130 at the time, I am writing this.

Look what you need in the next step:

Step 1: Supplies / Tools:

Here is what you need (for 10 netbooks, like the eeePC 1000H):

obligatory:
  • a piece of felt in the colour you want (at least it should have 60x60 cm / 25x25 - it's a proof of concept, feel free to get a larger piece of felt or leather or the fabric you think would fit best your taste for even bigger laptops or your picnic table or anything else), I used a black one, which was a good choice for business purposes, but a bad one for the instructables because of having no contrast
  • a scissor
  • a ruler
  • hook and loop-tape

optional:
  • a set square
  • a dressing marker
  • fabric glue (or if you can sew, than sew)
  • electric iron
  • round cup for smooth edges

Step 2: Mark Your Pattern

First of all let me say, that I made this very well fitting pouch with a bit sense of proportion.
Lay down your Netbook on the fabric, so you can turn over the felt nearly to cover the hole netbook/laptop. I the case you have an eeePC 1000H like me, the upper angles is a good line to align.

Bend the felt and mark the bending with your dressing marker. Turn back the felt and draw a line from mark to mark.

Then draw right-angled lines a bit wider than your laptops width. Look at the picture. To describe this is more difficult to me as a non-native speaker than it will be in real, so don't be confused.

After marking the end of the top baffle (by turning it over with the netbook in the felt) you should have the pattern, shown in the next step.

Step 3: The Finished Pattern - Scissor It...

When you finished marking your pattern, cut it out. The X marks the waste, the pattern shoul look like an round edged cross.

Step 4: Glue, Sew or Tape the Hook-and-loop Tape Onto Your Fabric.

Glue the hook-and-loop-tape onto the fabric in the given positions on the picture, try the positions over and over by folding the felt back and forth.

Step 5: Finish It.

Fold the pouch together, at it's best with the netbook already in it.

Step 1:
Turn the lower side upwards.

Step 2:
Flap the left and right buffle onto the lower side, which now lays on your netbook.

Step 3:
Close the upper ans last baffle.

Taaaadaaaaaaaa. Finished.
Hope you enjoyed this as much as I would enjoy your comments.

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