A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Join us for fun, contests and discussions on Craftster's Facebook page!
Total Members: 314,016
Currently Running With Scissors:
393 Guests and 9 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Super-functional MacBook Sleeve  (Read 1293 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit
« on: August 06, 2006 06:27:37 AM »

I've had my MacBook for less than 24 hours and I already had to make something for her. I bought this crazy fabric at Hancock intended for another purse based on the skipping bag tutorial, but I never got around to using it. Then surprise! My dad goes with me to buy a MacBook during our tax holiday. I told him I was going to make a bag, and he worried about durability, so I just used the foam sleeve that it was in when I opened the box along with my fabric.

Finished Product!
I put this together this morning with the supplies I had, but I think I'll need to make a different strap. Right now I'm using one from my dad's old brief case.  Tongue

Detail of fabric; I absolutely love that two Apple decals were included. It was just what I needed to finish it off.

Velcro flap, just because I'm too lazy to put in a zipper HA

This is my favorite part. When I'm sitting somewhere for a while, I can charge up without taking it out of the bag. When I want to protect the drives on the side, I can just slide the macbook into the sleeve upside down. It wasn't originally going to be like that, but after I put the foam lining between the two layers of fabric and turned it out, it wasn't enough material to go around.

Thanks for looking Smiley
Offline Offline

Posts: 325
Joined: 04-Jun-2006

2 kids, 2 cats, 2 birds...why didn't I get 2 men?

View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2006 07:24:13 AM »

It looks great!  I love that crazy fabric too.  I don't mind the strap at all.  Smiley

« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2006 06:10:28 AM »

My dad loves the way but now thinks I should make it even more durable, because he's paranoid about it getting bumped where it's exposed :/
yay for repairs...
graphic artist
Offline Offline

Posts: 245
Joined: 03-Aug-2004

View Profile WWW
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2006 04:31:58 AM »

It turned out really well! It makes me want to make a nice sleeve for my tiny powerbook (poor powerbooks and their obsolete-ness) I really like that your sleeve has a strap and a removable strap at that! Cheesy

Photography, microscopy, design, paintings - originals and commissions

http://spiltmartini.com/blog - portfolio and blog
http://spiltmartini.etsy.com - etsy store
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2006 02:32:11 PM »

My MacBook saw that and now she is jealous....I suppose I'll have to think of something to make for her.

Stop being so damned positive. Staring at the sun only blinds some one. By only looking at the positive, you miss an entire beautiful world of shadows and colors. Don't be overly negative, be realistic. The world is so much more complex and beautiful that way.
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Jump to:  

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Charred Jalapeno Corn Salsa
@Home This Weekend: Updated Yardbird
Tute Tuesday: Apple Cozy

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2017, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.