Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Laptop sleeve #1

My daughter is graduating from Army Basic Training at the end of the month. Hubby, Robbie and I will be flying out there to see her. We will be gone for 4 days and leaving our oldest behind to take care of the dog and the house.

empty laptop sleeve

Of course we can't be gone for 4 days without taking some laptops along with us. Plus, my daughter will have been without any internet for over 10 weeks and I'm sure she will want to do a bit of surfing and catching up with her friends.

I figure it might be a good idea to make something to protect our laptops while we are flying. I found a fun pattern over at Amy a la mode to use on my first ever laptop sleeve.

closed with laptop inside (front)

I found this fabric at a thrift store awhile ago. It is a whole cloth all over design.

back with laptop inside

I like fabric that does all the hard work for me.

I also used the same fabric for the lining. Makes it easier that way. The pattern calls for the lining to be quilted but I think I prefer for the outside fabric to have the quilting. I like the quilted crinkly look the quilting gives the bag.

Now I need to make two more and I can check laptop sleeves off my travel list. I think I might just wing the next one. Once we get back home we probably won't use these sleeves very often so I don't mind winging one or two now that I can wrap my mind around the basics.


Jackie said...

Wonderful sleeves to protect your laptops! And stylish too.

Maria said...

Oh How wonderful to go and see your daughter graduate.
Great idea the sleeves.
Love the fabric.

Pat said...

WOW..can't believe her 10 weeks are nearly done now. Does she know, yet, where she'll be sent next? Nice laptop sleeves!

Jackie said...

Those 10 weeks just flew by! I know you can't wait to get your arms around her!!!

I need to make something like that too. I have a lighter laptop now which makes it easier to carry around. I'd use the sleeve to protect it while it was in my larger bag. Yours is really cute!

alice said...

It looks very nice. I'm sure the ones you "wing" will be just as good. Love your crocheted kitties too.

Barb said...

Oh....I just made a mini mock up the other day to show the ladies at the SOS program. I need to make one for my husbands' while traveling...guess I better get busy.

Shari said...

Congratulations to your daughter! I did my basic training a few (cough cough) years ago at Ft McClellan Alabama. I went on to do additional training at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio (Academy of Health Sciences). She can be really proud of her achievement!

I like fabric that does the work for you too. This looks very professional - can't go wrong with black and white...

SewCalGal said...

Very nice laptop sleeve. Inspirational. I know I need to make one for my laptop ASAP. Thanks for sharing your insights.