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« on: September 14, 2011 09:27:43 PM »

For "back to school"/"OMG I'm starting university" I bought myself a new laptop. My old one wouldn't charge anymore and I needed something lighter. So... new laptop = new case! =D

It's a Lenovo Thinkpad (which I recommend to anyone looking for something small). Very simple, sober design. At first, I thought of jazzing it up, but then I realized I liked it just the way it is. So instead, I had to make a matching case. And despite all the happy, colourful fabric that was jumping up and down saying "pick me! pick me!" I came up with this classy, sober design.



It's fake leather (really soft and pleasant to hold) with a cotton print.


If you're like me and have a lot of trouble with stick on velcro (it doesn't hold well with the crappy glue that's on it, yet kills your needle if you so much as try to sew it on), I suggest covering the glue-y backside of the velcro with some good fabric glue. Since I got a bottle of fabric glue, I've been using it eeeverywhere, and I can definitely say it's an item worth having in the tool box Wink

They match! - The red dot on the sleeve echos the red dot in "Thinkpad" and the red track-dot in the middle of the keybord =D
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2011 02:45:03 PM »

love it! i been wanting to make one for a long time, but im lazy D: good job, it looks great

Im up for personal swaps! PM me Smiley

organized people are just too lazy to look for things
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011 08:06:28 AM »

love it! i been wanting to make one for a long time, but im lazy D: good job, it looks great

Thanks a lot! =D
Actually, if you make it the right size, making a sleeve is really easy! just make a large rectangle, fold and sew the sides together! (unfortunately, like always, I made mine too small and had to add side-strips...)
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011 04:09:49 PM »

The fabrics you chose match your laptop perfectly. What a great job! Cheesy

« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011 07:42:56 AM »

the fake leather was a great idea to mix with the print! great job Smiley

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