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Friday, July 25, 2014

DIY Fabric Laptop Cover



In Winter my laptop is freezing. It is freezing to pick up and too cold to put on my lap. So I made it this cute floral padded cover to keep my baby warm. Yes, I love my MacBook Air. :)



I made one of these covers in drop cloth a while ago but it was getting a bit grubby and I wanted a change. 


To start, I measured the size of the outside of my laptop by wrapping my padding around it and trimming to match. Then I cut a sheet of fabric, allowing about a 2cms overlap all round. I folded the edges of the fabric over the padding, pinned and then checked the size on my laptop again. Then I sewed all the edges with a basic straight stitch. If I decide to wash the cover rather than replacing it I'll overlock the edges then. For now it works just fine.



And finally I added elastic on each corner making sure it fit snuggly.



The elastic is thin enough that my laptop closes easily.



This whole project took me about half an hour and was made from left over materials. So I'm very happy with my free laptop cover. :)



:)  Julie


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