It’s the first day of the new year and I’ve already run into something I need: a laptop sleeve.
It’s not clothing for myself, but it is like a coat for my laptop. I just got a chromebook and ordered a sleeve on Amazon, one that was supposed to fit, but it’s too big. The spirit of my new year’s resolution is getting to me, so instead of ordering another I figure I should get creative.
I looked up how to make one. It can be pretty simple. I decided to give it a try.
My dad had some extra vinyl fabric lying around. It’s waterproof, thin, and looks like fake leather. It’ll work.
I used an old sheet to practice. I took some measurements, turned on the sewing machine (something I hadn’t done since middle school sewing class), and got to work. Within 10 minutes my prototype was done.
I then cut the vinyl and sewed it. Easy.
So instead of buying another sleeve, I have a custom made one. It took about 90 minutes from concept to completion, and I used stuff I already had in the house. Plus I had the fun of a creative project 🙂
Here are some more pictures of my stuff: