When our Christmas vacation started a few days before Christmas itself, I decided that I wanted to make something for Jose. The only thing I’d ever made him to that point was a pair of pajama pants! So I decided to make him this quilted patchwork laptop sleeve. It only took a couple hours, and most of that was spent doing the quilting, so all in all it was a pretty easy project.
I used this tutorial from Oh, Fransson! to make the quilted panels. I used several fat quarters in shades of black, white and gray to do the patchwork, then added a thin layer of batting and a piece of muslin for the backing fabric. I thought it would be sturdy enough, but I should have used some sort of utility fabric for the backing like the tutorial recommended since the bag turned out a little flimsier than I’d hoped! But that’s a minor detail.
Once I had two quilted panels, I put them together with a zipper and green flannel lining exactly as I did a year ago for my brother’s Nook cover. (In other words, this was my second time using this tutorial from Little Birdie Secrets to make some sort of tech device sleeve.
Ta da! A nice boy-friendly laptop sleeve!