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maguro
« on: January 03, 2010 12:12:12 AM »

With all the christmas presents done and passed out, i finally had some time to do a project that was for me! I made this laptop sleeve that is layered with fusible fleece and a layer of batting. I quilted around a few random ducks on each side of the sleeve before sewing them together.

instructions down below, tute with photos coming soon!

quack quack!



how lucky i was to find orange velcro scraps in my sewing box.

detail of quilting
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010 12:36:33 AM »

I love it!!   Cheesy  I've been meaning to do one of these for myself, now maybe yours will inspire me to make mine!  Great job!
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010 06:04:09 AM »

Maguro: Did you use a pattern or tutorial? Very cute and I love how you quilted a few of the ducks. Gives it detail
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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010 07:33:51 AM »

Love the fabrics you used!
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« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2010 10:51:42 AM »

Maguro: Did you use a pattern or tutorial? Very cute and I love how you quilted a few of the ducks. Gives it detail

thanks! no, no pattern. i was thinking about posting a tute, maybe i will when i make another one and take progress pictures. in the meantime, the directions are quite simple:

1) measure the length and width of your laptop and add 1 1/2 inch to each measurement.

2) using the measurements, cut out 2 rectangles from outer, 2 from lining, 2 fusible fleece, and 2 batting. cut out 1 piece of outer, 1 lining, and 1 fusible fleece that measures 5 x 8 to use as the flap.

3) iron all pieces. fuse the fleece to wrong side of outer pieces.

4) place each batting piece beneath an outer pieced that's been fused. quilt in any pattern you wish to keep the pieces together. i quilted 5 ducks on each piece and 1 duck on the flap as well. i also used a walking foot which i recommend.

5) sew the soft piece of velcro to the lining piece of flap, 1 inch from one of the long edges. sew the hook piece of velcro 3 inches from the top of one outer piece.

6) sew the flap pieces together right sides facing, leaving the top open. flip, press, and topstitch.

7) sew the outer pieces together right sides facing. clip corners and turn. sew the 2 lining pieces together right sides facing.

Cool baste the flap to the back of the outer piece at top back edge, right sides facing.

9) place outer piece inside of lining piece, right sides facing. stitch all the way around the top leaving a 4 inch gap on the front to turn. turn piece right side out and stuff the lining inside the outer shell of the bag. press, turning under the edges of the gap. top stitch all the way around. voila!

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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2010 02:14:36 PM »

thanks for the instructions!
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2010 04:21:24 PM »

I adore your fabric choices - inside and out! The quilted duckies are great.

Thank you for the directions! I think I'll need to make one for myself.
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2010 04:35:07 PM »

Love the ducks!  Nice job!
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2010 06:01:49 PM »

Awesome! Thank you for the instructions. I have been wanting to make one for a long time.
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2010 06:12:24 PM »

Awesome! Thank you for the instructions. I have been wanting to make one for a long time.

you're welcome! i'd love to see how your's turns out. Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2010 10:37:34 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial ..  Smiley

After I get my sewing machine walking foot, I will proceed with this .. Love it ... Kiss
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« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2010 11:05:45 AM »

I love this! I want to make one as well but I'd like to include a pocket for the charger.

Great job!
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2010 12:01:12 PM »

I love this! I want to make one as well but I'd like to include a pocket for the charger.

Great job!

Great idea. It crossed my mind but I have a charger at work and at home so I usually don't transport one. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2010 12:13:13 PM »

I carry my laptop to school and when I travel too.

I have pretty basic sewing skills and this seems like it might be easy..Thanx for the instructions.
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« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2010 10:07:52 PM »

Here's mine... a lot more "unfinished" looking, but I just got my netbook and I have no idea which direction I want to go, but wanted to put it in something while I decide.

I chose to serge and leave the edges exposed Smiley It's almost cute but very functional.

Thanks SO much for the instructions Smiley



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« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2010 02:46:52 AM »

This is really well done. Where did you get your fabrics? They're both so cute!
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« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2010 04:32:41 AM »

This goes straight to my  "to do"-list!!! Thanks for the instructions!
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« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2010 08:21:19 AM »

This is really well done. Where did you get your fabrics? They're both so cute!

thanks! the fabrics are from the line Lizzy Dish. my friend has an online business and i bought them from her:

www.runnergirlfabric.com
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« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2010 11:23:08 AM »

Nice job! I love that you quilted around some of the ducks.
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« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2010 11:03:33 AM »

loveLOVE the fabrics! the quilting around the ducks is super cute.
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« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2010 04:05:30 PM »

I love those fabrics and that bright orange velcro!
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« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2010 01:07:19 PM »

Making a laptop bag is high on my list. You made a beauty! I like how you emphasized some birds.
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« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2010 10:09:53 AM »

 Cheesy I love This. I've been wanted to make a laptop sleeve for mine  for a little while. (But I don't have a sewing machine and I am waaay tired of hand stitching.) The tree fabric looks great paired with your ducks. :3
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« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2010 06:59:28 AM »

Gorgeous fabric, makes me smile looking at it
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