Something up my Sleeve
Posted 5 July, 09on:
My precious little netbook, Nettie, needs some protection from scratches and bumps. I could order one, but Nettie is anxious to be out and about in the world. I whipped up this little sleeve in the wee hours of the morning.
Since, unlike Hubski, I do not toss and fling my bags around wildly, there is no need for a freakish amount of padding. This sleeve will go inside another bag. For excursions that might be more robust, I will put the sleeve inside another padded laptop backpack. Anyway, I used scraps of flannel with a layer of thick batting in between. Random straight stitching was to keep the layers together and give it a quilted look. I made a large rectangle, then folded it around Nettie to determine the size. Bias tape was used the bind the edges.
I sewed up the side seams along the bias tape bound edges. The corners were then squared to give it a little shape. I added some velcro for the closure, and done. It was a very fast project. Nettie is quite pleased and cozy.
Tune in tomorrow to see what I did for the power cable…