My wish of a laptop finally came true in 2021 and since then I’ve had a laptop case on my list of things to make…It was just way down on the list. A quilt-guild friend recently posted a laptop cover that she made that I was super interested in making. I almost hit the button and purchased the pattern, but last week into my inbox came a free tutorial for a laptop cover that was pretty much the exact picture of what I was hoping to make…simple and quick (and happily no zippers to purchase).
This tutorial is for either a laptop (mine is a 13″ MacBook Air) or an iPad. Just note, that the cutting directions are for making both of them. If you are only making the size for a small laptop, you don’t need to cut out fabrics D and E.
The directions are pretty straight forward and if you are at all familiar with putting any sort of bag together, then you won’t have any problem with this. The directions didn’t call for any sort of batting or interfacing. I opted to put in some Pellon Shape Flex that I had leftover from another project, which gave it some heft that it would not have had if I had left it as is. I would definitely encourage you to add some sort of interfacing or even batting.
I definitely have some alterations to this pattern if I make it again. I would for sure purchase some fusible fleece instead of just the Shape Flex that I used for interfacing. I would also add some quilting detail to the top. The pattern calls for a velcro closure (which mine still needs), but I think I would love to add a button with some sort of tie closure or a button hole – that would obviously have to be figured out in process as you can’t go back and add that when you are done!
I recently finished a Quiltcon swap project out of this awesome Gingiber Dwell in Possibility fabric by Moda. I’m on a mission to make as many things with what I have left as I can – I love this line so much. So all of these fabrics come from that collection.
Overall, it was a quick Sunday afternoon sew and it serves the purpose I was looking for and I’m super happy with how it turned out.