laptop sleeve v. 2.0

/ Tuesday 16 August 2011 /
Last week I showed the laptop sleeve prototype that I was trying out, in response to my daughter's request that I make her something to keep her shiny new laptop from getting scratched in her backpack.  I was beyond thrilled that she asked me to make her one, rather than going out and buying something shiny.  I found this tutorial online - I like that it had the long zipper that opened the top fully and made it easy to slide the computer in and out.  Here's the tester - it's fine, but nothing special.
Test laptop sleeve
She approved the design of the test run, and after looking through all my home dec fabric, she chose the Picket print from Outside Oslo as the main fabric, and left it to me to jazz it up a bit.
Laptop sleeve made for 13" MacBook Pro
I cut a swatch from another print from the same line and pieced a couple of flowers into the front.  I quilted diagonal lines two inches apart, marked with the Hera marker, but I left the flowers unquilted.  Because of the two layers of wool, the quilting has super definition, and the flower detail pops right up.
Quilting detail on laptop sleeve
I did it the same way I made the trial sleeve and, again, I lined it with Anna Maria Horner flannel.  I love the gold against that deep teal colour.
AMH flannel lining on laptop sleeve
It met with unreserved approval and admiration.  And I'm not done yet - when her friend, Montana, saw the tester, she asked if I would make her one, too!  I must say, it's great when the younger set think you're doing cool stuff!


{ Ariane } on: 16 August 2011 at 21:09 said...

Oh it's gorgeous!! I love it!

{ Sara } on: 16 August 2011 at 22:07 said...

Totally unrelated to this post, but I love your header! What a gorgeous quilt!

{ Reed } on: 16 August 2011 at 22:09 said...

That's really lovely.

Did I mention I just got a new laptop? Wish I had something to put it in tho.

{ Sarah Craig } on: 16 August 2011 at 22:17 said...

Very cool, Lesly! You may have started a new business!!

{ beth } on: 16 August 2011 at 22:30 said...

These are Sooo great!

{ elle } on: 16 August 2011 at 22:36 said...

Nicely done!

{ Susan } on: 17 August 2011 at 05:56 said...

Very cool! Look out- soon you will be making them for all your daughter's friends! What will be the price?

{ Linz } on: 17 August 2011 at 14:00 said...

Oh, my gosh! LOVE!!!!! :)

{ Rene' } on: 17 August 2011 at 16:23 said...

Very cool!! What a hip mom you are!

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