Despite being entirely hand sewn this DIY felt laptop sleeve comes together quickly and is sure to brighten the cloudy days ahead.
DIY 14″ Laptop sleeve
You will need:
1 yard base color (I used Grey Flannel*)
1/4 yard accent color (I used Banana Creme Pie*)
Grey cross stitching thread
Velcro to match Contrast: I used Butter
Leather punch (available in craft, tack and hobby stores)
I realize my laptop is a weird size but you can easily size up or down as needed.
Cut the yardage down to 15″ x 32″
(or 16″ x 33″ for larger laptops)
Using the left over grey felt cut a 15″ long scalloped strip. (template A at the end of post)
Punch holes in the center of the scallops with a leather punch. (You can also use a heavy-duty hole punch if you use a wool or wool blend felt.
Repeat with 2 strips of yellow felt. Set aside.
Cut scraps of yellow into:
6 – 1″ x .05″ (B)
1 – 2″ x .05″ (C)
1 – 10″ x .05″ (D)
Create bow using the 10″ and 2″ pieces as shown.
Because I neglected to take photos of the piece before I folded it over on itself I have created this handy albeit terrible artists rendering of the process.
Cut triangles out of Velcro sides to create points and set aside.
Lay out the rectangle and now shape and stitch into place using an applique stitch or running stitch and matching thread. On the opposite side stitch the hook (scratchy side of the Velcro) down with embroidery thread for added strength.
Lay out the scallop shapes in alternating colors and stitch down along the flat edge and ends if desired.
Position soft Velcro side (loop) and sew down.
Fold along center and stitch top scallops together with an overcast stitch.
Overcast stitch the bottom closed the same way.
Fold along center of felt case.
Using embroidery thread over cast stitch up the sides, stopping at flap.