17 October 2009

LOL laptop sleeves, FTW!

Devon spotted this upholstery fabric when we were shopping in Austin a couple of weeks ago. She convinced me it would be perfect for laptop sleeves. I'm glad she talked me into it. I like the end result.

By the way, what piece of furniture would one upholster with this fabric? A home office chair?

This project marked my first time using craft foam. No kidding, craft foam. Think vacation bible school craft foam. It's sandwiched between the lining and bag, with another layer of fleece in there, too.


  1. That is just awesome!!! I'm going to show it to my daughter, who will no doubt want one too. Where did you find the fabric?

  2. Great job!!
    Love the fabric (Devon was right :-)
    Do you have a pattern for this or did you wing it ???

  3. I cannot remember if I bought that fabric at Hancock or Joann in Austin. Will post if I can remember (or if Devon can remind me).

    I used Simplicity 3889. The smaller size laptop sleeve. http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=17851

    Made three more laptop sleeves from (completely) different fabric today. Will post on blog soon.


  4. I bought one of those thin yoga mats to make (eventually, LOL)a case for my 16" laptop. I got mine at a thrift shop, so price was not an issue for this one! I Haven't priced new ones (Marshall's, TJMAXX, etc)