Boredom vs. Creativity

Last night after my second (!!) post, I decided that I needed a laptop case. I’d been carting it around between the folds of this nice blue fabric, so I figured that it was time I actually did something to put order into my life.

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This is the result. There are a few things that could stand tweaking, but now I know for next time.

I machine quilted a double layer of polyester batting between two pieces of blue fabric. I added approximately 1 3/8″ to each side, and an additional 2 3/8″ to the length on each end.

Next I folded the whole thing double and sewed the seams. I cut strips on the bias, attached them to the sides, then folded them over to encase the seams. Finally, I used more bias stips to even out the opening edge (shown on the right).

in retrospect, I would have finished off the open edges before I sewed the side seams. It would have been a neater finish. Also, I want to make some with handles…

Hmm.

Also, here is a close-up of the fabric. I used it wrong-side out, the difference being that the right side is shiny (until you machine wash it).

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And now I’m going back to ignoring the rude approach of tomorrow’s SIP preparation meeting…

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