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Claire OneStitchAtATime
March 17th, 2015, 08:07 PM
Friends! Is there a pattern or tutorial you would recommend for a quilted laptop sleeve? I did a web search but there are about a zillion, and I can't choose. I'm decisionally-impaired. I could just buy one, I suppose, but what's the fun in that. I'd rather make one.

osuzyquilts
March 17th, 2015, 09:21 PM
Claire,
You are doing what we are all guilty of at some point or another - the classic over-thinking it. When I find myself doing it, and I have many times, I stop and say to myself, "You are over-thinking it! Just make a decision. In the long run, no one will notice or care, probably, and you probably won't remember spending this much time with {blank}."

Plus, I figure, the more time I spend thinking, the less time I spend sewing and quilting! :D

However, I will say, having to think about design, layout, pattern and fabric choices is one of the enjoyable parts of quilting! I do tend to be cerebral. Let's face it, if all you did was cutting, sewing and quilting, that wouldn't be as much fun.

Sometimes, though, when I am really challenged in decision making, I'll pick three or four, and ask for others opinions on those specific items. Family and friends tend to be discerning in a different way that my quilter's mind.

Claire OneStitchAtATime
March 17th, 2015, 10:05 PM
Karen posted this link a while back. I could just take it as a sign!

http://www.skiptomylou.org/2010/07/29/laptop-sleeve/

Preeti
March 18th, 2015, 05:24 PM
Allpeoplequilt.com has tutorials for a lot of these items

Jean Sewing Machine
March 18th, 2015, 05:49 PM
I made a video tutorial for an iPad case with a zipper pocket for cords and chargers.

Video Tutorial links fot iPad case with straps
Here are the links for a 4 part series on YouTube for how to construct the padded iPad case with strap.

Introduction and materials
http://youtu.be/ywCuHXXn22k
Preparing the lining
http://youtu.be/CMf0D1LFgR8
Joining the lining and the main fabric of the case
http://youtu.be/5GRSozlFYEo
Finishing lining, bining and adding straps
http://youtu.be/ZP2TYBMGZTw

Enjoy!

Claire OneStitchAtATime
March 18th, 2015, 07:11 PM
I made a video tutorial for an iPad case with a zipper pocket for cords and chargers.

Video Tutorial links fot iPad case with straps
Here are the links for a 4 part series on YouTube for how to construct the padded iPad case with strap.

Introduction and materials
http://youtu.be/ywCuHXXn22k
Preparing the lining
http://youtu.be/CMf0D1LFgR8
Joining the lining and the main fabric of the case
http://youtu.be/5GRSozlFYEo
Finishing lining, bining and adding straps
iPad Case with strap Binding and adding strap Part 4 - YouTube (http://youtu.be/ZP2TYBMGZTw)

Enjoy!

Ooh, thank you, Jean!

songbird857
March 18th, 2015, 07:25 PM
Claire,
you know best what you need as far as extra pockets, flaps, etc. I would look on pinterest and find the one that you like. If there is no pattern with the pic, find the closest pattern to what you do like and tweak it accordingly :)

Marebear
March 18th, 2015, 07:57 PM
This is the tutorial I used to make a laptop case.
ww.youtube.com/watch?v=6k2G3OsebfU&list=FLXepyFd90huJ027CYt5cjkA&index=110