Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lap Top Case

I wanted to make a lap top case to protect my computer while traveling. I found a cute pattern here.

The first time I tried making it following the suggestions for the measurements, my pieces were too small. I ended up adding extra to the cutting dimensions. You might want to add an extra 1/2 inch onto your measurements just to be on the safe side.

I used flannel for the lining and it makes a good protective case. I do wonder about using fleece as that would also add thickness to your case and possibly make the case too small. A low loft fleece might be a better choice.

The directions were easy to follow and the pictures clarified each step. 

The next time I make a case though I think I will modify it so it has a flap over the top and a velcro fastener. This case isn't the easiest to manipulate with buttoning and unbuttoning when you are going through security at the airport. 

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