I was browsing ebay a couple of days ago and I found the most amazingly sickeningly cute fabric I'd ever seen. Ever.
The listing said it was for one fq, but as over here people's idea of a fq and how large it should be varies so much, I didn't have a clue how big it would be or what I could use it for. I bought it anyway at the bargain price of 90p When it arrived I immediately looked at my NetBook and thought - I HAVE to make a cover out of this.
Its basically just a mini quilt, made to fit. I didn't use a pattern, but it's so simple you can see what I did with it. I machine sewed two kawaii fabric-batting-fleece sandwiches. I then made my own bias binding with some more kawaii fabric, and hand sewed it to the top edges of both of my 'sandwiches' (which worked out surprisingly well since it was late and I could NOT be bothered to iron it. I'm surprised it worked out as straight as it did).
I then sewed my sandwiches together by hand, outside pieces facing each other. Then came the fun bit I made two satchel straps, (or what I call satchel straps, that must be completely wrong) sewed them together right sides together. I left a little opening, pulled them out the right way, pressed them with my hand (still could not be bothered ironing so late) and top stitched them both. I then made my first attempts at button holes, attached the straps, sewed some very shiny gold buttons on that I 'borrowed' from my mum's stash and et voila! 90 pence NetBook case, thats reeeeally really soft and squidgy, and fits a placemat inside perfectly so that when I'm sat with the NetBook on my lap, it doubles up as a lap table.
Hope you like
Gorgeous buttons I found;
The fleece I lined it with;
My first buttonhole, and the dodgy top stitching to match cannot top stitch in circles!!
Snug as a bug in a rug. Also doubles up as family sleeping bag for borrowers.
C&C welcome as I'm thinking of bashing a few of these out as Christmas presents