Lately I have been just itching to get my hands on some alternative source of creative outlet, and when I was faced with a problem of not being able to find a nice Macbook Air sleeve/case that I was satisfied with, the solution of both problems pretty much smacked me in the face – although my flatmate had to tell me the solution rather than me coming to my own conclusion…
On Friday night I searched high and low in shops and online for a stylish Macbook Air case, for my newly acquired work laptop, but I could not find one with all the features that I wanted, that didn’t look totally hideous, and that didn’t cost an arm and a leg to purchase. When I got home I wined about the situation to my lovely friend Emily, and she said; “Why don’t you just make one?” Well, how about that.
It had been a while since I’d done any sewing, and the thought rather tickled my fancy! So the next day I went off to find some fabric and a nice button for my vision, and this is the finished result!
It features cream coloured lining, a natural woven cream fabric for the main cover, and a purple and green fern patterned fabric as the feature pocket for pens and my notebook! The cord that closes the sleeve is an old bit of leather that I found lying around, and the case has some inner padding for a bit of extra protection.
I’m pretty happy with the final result, although I’m thinking I want to give this one away, I like doing that with a lot of the ‘first things I make’. Now I’m on the hunt for some vintage fabric that’s a bit more ‘me’. Let me know what you think! Any tips for making this better?
The cord that goes around the button was originally elastic, but I accidentally burnt it with the iron… oops.
As always, thanks for reading!