I really wanted a fun and stylish laptop sleeve that was easy to get the laptop in and out of for my new Macbook. I wanted it to feel unisex so my partner wouldn't feel silly when borrowing my laptop. And the Mackie Sleeve was born!
It's both quick and fun to make and it contains instructions to adjust it to fit almost any laptop size! And you can play around with this design endlessly!
It's the perfect gift for the guy or gal in your life that has everything already. Who doesn't want a cool laptop sleeve, maybe with a fabric with his or hers favourite character peeking out of the zipper? ;)
BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY
No previous skills necessary, the pattern contains step by step instructions with a color photo for each step, so it should be easy and fun to follow and make even for a beginner.
The size of your laptop.
1 Fat quarter (18x22 inches) quilting cotton lining fabric (if you have a laptop larger than a MacBook, you might need more).
1 Fat quarter (18x22 inches) quilting cotton exterior fabric (if you have a laptop larger than a MacBook, you might need more).
4x8" Scrap of faux leather (or any other fabric for the corner covers, if using a fraying fabric, double the fabric requirement).
4x7" Scrap of "peek a boo" fabric visible in the zipper.
15x22" Pellon Fusible Thermolam (or other fusible interfacing with a bit of stability and loft).
4x7" Scrap of Vliesofix (Wonder-Under, HeatnBond or the fusible web you prefer).
(1) 13" Zipper.
(1) Button, snap buckle or other closure device.
(1) 41/2" Round elastic for closure with button.
Cutting mat, rotary cutter & ruler
PDF SEWING PATTERN
This is a PDF sewing pattern file for download and printing yourself. It's a full color pattern with step by step instructions, each accompanied by a color photo to make it fun to sew and the pattern easy to follow.
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