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I needed something to protect my notebook from getting wet(from the rain) inside my bag. This is what I came up with :D

Posted by northernstar from Flateyri, Westfjords, Iceland • Published See northernstar's 35 projects »
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  • How to make a laptop case. Green Hearts And Felt Notebook Cozy - Step 1
    Step 1

    Take the piece of fabric you are using for your liner and measure out where you are going to cut. I measured out 23cm wide and 17cm high on one side and then 25cmhigh on the right side and top middle for the flap

  • How to make a laptop case. Green Hearts And Felt Notebook Cozy - Step 2
    Step 2

    sorry for some reason it wouldn't upload in the box above :)
    The top piece is your flap.

  • How to make a laptop case. Green Hearts And Felt Notebook Cozy - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now place your liner fabric on top of your felt/outer piece.
    I marked just a little further out from the edge of the liner about 1-2 cm, for the blanket stitch.

    Cut out the felt piece and leave aside for later.

  • How to make a laptop case. Green Hearts And Felt Notebook Cozy - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold the liner piece together with wrong sides out and pin in place. Now is when you should sew across the top piece of the opening(I didn't and it was awkward) You can hand sew or machine sew. I did it by hand and I used invisible thread, more as an experiment than a necessity.

  • How to make a laptop case. Green Hearts And Felt Notebook Cozy - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew along the bottom and side seams

  • How to make a laptop case. Green Hearts And Felt Notebook Cozy - Step 6
    Step 6

    Trim off excess and uneven edges. Place aside to make up your outer case.

  • How to make a laptop case. Green Hearts And Felt Notebook Cozy - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew along the top entrance to the case, again I used the invisible thread :)

  • How to make a laptop case. Green Hearts And Felt Notebook Cozy - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fit your liner inside the felt case before you sew it up(put the notebook in too) so you are alright with your size.

    Remove the liner and match up the sides of the felt, wrong sides facing and using your embroidery thread, start your blanket stitch, going around the base and the side seams. I found an amazing tutorial here
    http://www.futuregirl.com/craft_blog/2007/09/tutorial-hand-sew-felt.html

  • How to make a laptop case. Green Hearts And Felt Notebook Cozy - Step 9
    Step 9

    Fit your liner inside your felt case and pin the flaps together. Sew around, I used the invisible thread, but you can machine too.
    Make sure the liner is in the right place inside the case and not twisted.

  • How to make a laptop case. Green Hearts And Felt Notebook Cozy - Step 10
    Step 10

    Use the blanket stitch around the flap.

  • How to make a laptop case. Green Hearts And Felt Notebook Cozy - Step 11
    Step 11

    Sew any embellishments on.

  • How to make a laptop case. Green Hearts And Felt Notebook Cozy - Step 12
    Step 12

    I sewed a button on the front, but didn't want to make a button hole, so I sewed a few strands of the embroidery thread to the inside of the flap and used that to wind around the buttton.

  • How to make a laptop case. Green Hearts And Felt Notebook Cozy - Step 13
    Step 13

    Now you are done. There is enough room on the inside to slip a pencil or pen in there too.

    Sorry it's sideways, you couldn't view the whole thing when it was rotated :(

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Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 16 projects
awesome!!! I can put this kind thing to use when I go off to college!
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northernstar
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
Thanks all for your comments. Happy
Lol Cat I never thought about that

Zualezu, I look forward to see yours Happy
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Zualezu
Zualezu · Valencia, Valencian Community, ES · 3 projects
I was looking for something similar to do! And I am charmed with this.
I will show you the result
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
Super cute. The first time I saw it I said 'that seems a bit small for a notebook' and then I realized that you meant an actual book, as oppose to a notebook laptop.
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· Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, US · 23 projects
This is such a great idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing!
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Dolly
Dolly · 26 projects
Tooooo cute! Love it! Now I won't hafta pay for ruined library books!
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