There’s been lots of behind-the-scene sewing happening here this week that I am hoping to get to share with you soon! Husband is out of town for the week on a mission’s trip and while single parenting is hard stuff, there is a plus side in that I have nothing else to do all evening after the boys go to bed but sew. 🙂 Oh and watch Call the Midwife. Anyone else loving that show? I signed up for a free month of Netflix solely to binge watch it this week.
Anywho check out my new laptop sleeve- loving it! And v. proud of self because I did all the maths for the dimensions and they worked out perfectly. If you know me, you will understand why that is such an exciting thing. Math and Me- not usually friends.
I used the ipad cover tutorial over at One Shabby Chick to get an idea for the construction, then tweaked the dimensions to fit my 13” macbook air laptop. I did not do the flap at the top that she suggests. The case has a two layers of batting (one on exterior and one on interior fabric) and interfacing on the exterior fabric so it is a nice, sturdy sleeve. I also did straight line quilting on the exterior pieces to keep the fabrics in place.
Exterior fabric is a Flea Market Fancy print and interior is a Lizzy House print that I’ve been hoarding for a while. It’s a fun pop of color for the inside! Also check out the Lizzy House Gelaskin that I got for the laptop. If you follow my IG (@oliversfancy) you saw that I was being very indecisive about which one to buy but I ended up with this Lizzy House and am pretty happy about it. In my experience LH is always the correct answer 🙂 I’m happy to finally have something to keep my laptop safe and sound!
What a fun project! My husband was out of town earlier this month and I had grand visions of watching tv and getting all kinds of sewing done. But then my son was going through a super-early rising phase and I was exhausted. After I got the kids to bed I had enough energy to do the dishes and that’s about it. Oh well! I do love Call the Midwife, though. Great show!
Oh I hear ya on the lack of sleep! I got so sleep deprived, it’s not even funny. But I discovered I cannot make myself go to bed when I’m alone at night so I stayed up super late anyway- probably not the best life choice. lol.
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