WIP: Laptop Case

I started out making a case with 6 sides. It actually would have worked out really well, except my serger has some issues with the thread in the loopers breaking and that led to some kind of wonky, crooked seams, which made the whole thing look kind of amateurish. (I still need to finish the edges with bias tape.)

Computer Case 1

So I was going to just try again, but with a few changes (including making sure I stayed on top of the looper thread issue), when I decided to completely change the design and ended up with this. (please note, I was trying to crank this out without my husband noticing I had slipped back down to my office, lol, so I skipped ironing the fabric. the wrinkles REALLY show up in this pic.)

Computer Case 2

I like it. It’s got small handles for ease of carrying, a large pocket on one side for papers or a notebook, and a smaller pocket on the other side for the cord or other accessories. It closes with a zipper.

I ordered myself some anti-static foam from the Foam Factory where I got the shredded foam for the chairs, and it’s about 1/2 inch thick. I had originally decided to make the case like one would a fabric box, and slide the foam in after the case was assembled. Then I decided to just sew all the pieces together, with the foam sandwiched in between them. I’m not sure that was a great idea for design #1, but it worked out really well for design #2.

I’m going to make a third version/attempt this weekend if I can find time – a different way of assembling the boxier first attempt. I have plenty of foam left, and we’ve got a few laptops around here that could use protection/transportation.

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About sarahtar

Our Family lives in central Iowa. We are Christians, conservatives, and crunchy granola heads. We love the outdoors, photography, and lindy hop. Turn ons are people who are polite, honesty, and really good root beer. Turn offs are mean people and people who make my life more difficult.

Posted on July 6, 2007, in Sewing, Works in Progress. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That’s really neat! I like it a lot 🙂 It’s really cool fabric you found, too.

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