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Topic: Recycled Army Uniforms to Incognito Laptop case!  (Read 1839 times)
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« on: September 01, 2008 08:36:34 PM »

The same friend who wanted me to make the porcupine laptop case also commissioned me to make a case for her boyfriend's laptop.

He's being deployed to Iraq in October, and she thought it would be cool for him to have a personalized laptop case.

She gave me the measurements and two old jackets he had from basic training, and this is what I turned them into:

The name plate is removable with velcro, just like in the normal uniforms, and it has a pocket for documents and stuff on the back (or front, depending on how you look at it).

I kept two of the original pockets and sewed them onto the opposite side. I also tried to keep as many of the original seams as I could.

I lined it with a coordinating tan colored material, and included some 1/2" foam for protection.

Thanks for taking a look!  Smiley


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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2008 08:39:11 PM »

verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry clever!

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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2008 08:51:03 PM »

Nicely done, he'll love it.

« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2008 09:28:14 PM »

Freakin' awesome! I've been wanting to do something with the new camo but it doesn't coordinate too well so good idea. Keeping the old pockets, especially the one with velcro is a very nice touch Smiley
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2008 07:34:56 AM »

that's great! now i know what to do with my hubbies acu's when he's out!
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2008 09:05:00 PM »

great work, he'll be the envy of his unit...and won't ever lose his laptop!!
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