Thanks Tiamatfire, that's a really useful link :-) glad to hear the good need about you're son, too
Project; laptop case repair
This is the laptop case I made a couple of years or so ago, some of the seams were starting to go because I had been a bit skimpy with seam allowances.... And it's a hard used case!
I had the idea to use hexies from my stash to patch the needful places, bit instead of meticulously planning placement and choosing colours/ patterns , I incorporated uncertainty by just classing my eyes and taking a hexie from the drawer, seeing them on in turn as I pulled them out, so I didn't know at all how it would turn out... But I'm really happy with it :-)