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junytops
« on: April 28, 2005 11:15:21 AM »

Hey folks,

Fresh off of making "Lapthongs" (designer laptop covers) for notebooks,
(Check out details here.... http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=29303.10 )

I started coming up with a design for a nice designer laptop sleeve.

Basically, I spend a few days prototyping ideas for ways to make the sleeve light and flexible. I messed around with elastic banding and other ways to come up with a snug fit. I finally found a decent and flexible solution -- a draw string.

I made two designer sleeves. One that is black and another with flowers. I have light batting in the inside to provide a light cushion.

Here are some pics....
http://www.junytops.com/pimpadoodle-1.jpg
http://www.junytops.com/pimpadoodle-2.jpg
http://www.junytops.com/pimpadoodle-3.jpg
http://www.junytops.com/pimpadoodle-4.jpg
http://www.junytops.com/pimpadoodle-5.jpg
http://www.junytops.com/pimpadoodle-6.jpg

Send over any feedback and questions you have. If you have suggestions on making it better, let me know. The biggest challenge now is making the sleeve *snug* for various laptops (I want to make one size that fits all laptops within a certain size range).

Take care,
Junytops
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lhasatreasures
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2005 04:21:16 PM »

I like them!  Great job.  When I got my laptop last year I needed a bag and couldn't find a thing to fit as it's a smaller laptop.  I used upholstry fabric for the outside and cotton for the lining and placed flannel or batting (can't remember which) between for cushion.  We travel a lot and mine needs cushion.

I love your drawstring idea!
 ;DLisa
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muchachaK
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2005 05:22:30 PM »

Very nice Smiley  I got a new laptop recently and was shocked to find that there were few "cute" options.  I'm all for basic black, but geez...I can't believe some manufacturer isn't making a killing off of making cute ones...ANYWAY, your's is very sweet and I like, it, good work!  I did eventually find one that I liked...but you have inspired me to make another one by hand...!
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