It can be difficult to find the perfect case for your laptop, and it can be even harder to find one at an affordable price. This is why I decided to make one… and I’m sharing the tutorial with you! I have a 12 inch Macbook Pro, but you can easily customize these instructions to fit any size laptop. So let’s get started.
Here’s what you’ll need for your laptop sleeve:
- 1/2 yard of thick felt
- Colored waistband elastic
- Coordinating thread
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine
Begin by placing your laptop on top of the felt. You’ll need two pieces that are 14 x 30 inches. (Or for a different size laptop: measure your computer and cut the felt so it is 3 inches wider than the widest measurement and three times longer than the shorter measurement).
Place the two identical pieces of felt on top of one another and fold them over by about one-third so the folded piece covers your laptop perfectly. Pin each side as shown above.
Sew down the pinned edges with a 3/4 inch seam allowance, using a wider stitch so the colored thread has the maximum effect.