Helen Howes Textiles

Free Tutorial - Laptop Sleeve


When I was a small child, I had a tortoise, which I apparently carried everywhere under one arm..
My current tortoise is my Apple Powerbook, known by her proper name as Granny Egg II
She comes everywhere with me, and is helping me make this tutorial now.. And I like to keep her safe and pretty, so here's an easy sleeve.
This tutorial is for a 13" Powerbook, but it will adapt to any size, and is a useful technique for all manner of small electronica (see notes further down)

I started with this set of nice fabrics from Oakshott Fabrics (these are called Moonlight)


First I took the seven fabrics on the left, and from each I cut four 4-1/4 inch squares
I laid them on my cutting mat in sets and divided like so, not quite straight, not quite in the middle.
I took the two palest colours and cut these up into 1 inch strips along the length. (Note - these particular fabrics were cut to an odd size - if you are using bigger pieces of fabric you may care to start with 4-1/2 inch squares.)

I took one colour of the paler pair and set a strip into the cut on each block like this. I pressed the seams outwards..
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