Portable Desk Area (Zen Laptop Cover)

Introduction: Portable Desk Area (Zen Laptop Cover)

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Defining you work area helps set your frame of mind: now is the time to get stuff done.

So, how do you define your work area when you are working at home on the kitchen table or at a cafe?

  • With a laptop cover that folds out into a desk pad.

This laptop cover allows you to create an instant (CLEAN) work area. An area that you can guarantee that your mouse will work, free of any table stickiness and can be a nice surface to write on

There is a sew and a no sew option in these instructions.


When you are done working for the day, you can wrap up your laptop. The motion of wrapping up your work laptop helps you separate work from your home life even if you are working from home!


  • Cloth, Leather or PU leather
    • Size: Length of your laptop by 2.25 width of your laptop.
      • e.g. enough to wrap around the laptop.
    • Cloth Shown:
      • Suede like cloth
      • Cork + mesh fabric (backside) 0.4mm thickness (manufacture zaione)

Step 1: Cut Your Fabric

Cut your fabric so that it is

  • Length = roughly 2.25 - 3.5 your laptop's width
  • Width = Length of your laptop. (Try to be more exact here)

No Sew Option

Use just cork fabric, Leather or PU leather. Then after cutting the fabric use as desk pad.

Congratulations you are done!

Step 2: Sew the Fabric Together

  • Pin the 1-2 pieces of cloth together (shown two pieces)
    • Have the "right side out"
  • Sew along the edge of the fabric.

Congratulations you are done.

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    8 months ago

    I love this. Any spillages and I can just wash it.