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laptop sleeve

I’ve just finished making the sleeve for my new laptop. I wanted a small slim sleeve to protect the laptop while it’s in another bag, so I intentionally didn’t include a handle or strap.

I made the sleeve out of heavy cotton fabric (actually leftover fabric from curtains that I shortened for a friend). I made a quilted lining out of a soft stretch knit fabric and batting. And yes, the stretch fabric was a mistake – I only picked it because of the colour, and it was so stretchy that it was very difficult to work with. I had to iron fusible interfacing onto the flap lining to make it stable enough to work with. 

I used velcro to close the bag, and sewed a ribbon trim on the flap in a colour to match the lining. I had ideas for more embellishments, but I like it being clean and simple.

laptop sleeve and lining before stitching together
The outer sleeve and lining before I stitched them together. See my lovely quilting on the lining?


The finished sleeve, closed…


…and open. The laptop fits perfectly inside with no room to spare.


There’s the quilted lining again.


Ribbon detail from the flap. So pretty!

3 Comments »

  1. Makiki said

    I like this but where do you keep the cables and mouse and other stuff?

    • June said

      Makiki, this is a laptop sleeve, not a case – that’s why it doesn’t have a handle or strap, or pockets for accessories. If I want to sling my laptop into my backpack, I can do it without worrying because I know the sleeve will protect it. The whole point was to make something compact and that fits my laptop perfectly 🙂

  2. Sam said

    What a great idea! My pinky is all scratched now because i lug her around everywhere with me. I might treat her to a nice Cath Kidston stylee bag 🙂
    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work 🙂

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