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Protect your laptop from scratches with a pretty skinny sleeve!
If you've treated yourself to a super slim laptop, the last thing you want to do is bulk it up with a giant case. Luckily, it's super easy to sew your own skinny case which you can slip it in to and protect it from scratches.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1143 projects »
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  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start by making your template. Place your laptop in the middle of a large piece of paper and draw around the outline. Add a 5/8" seam allowance to all of the edges apart from the bottom edge and then add an extra inch to the top edge. Cut this template out.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold a piece of felt in half and pin the template on top, with the bottom edge against the folded edge of felt. Cut around the outline and then remove the template.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the felt around your laptop and pin along the sides, making sure it has a nice snug fit. Remove the laptop, reposition the pins so they're nice and neat and then slip your laptop in to it again, making sure you've not made it too tight.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 4
    Step 4

    Repeat the first two steps to cut the main fabric and place it to one side.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sew along the edges of felt, removing the pins as you go.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 6
    Step 6

    Slip the laptop inside to check the size is right one last time.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut off the excess felt from the sides.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold the outer fabric in half, so that the wrong sides are facing out and place the felt sleeve on top. Using the felt as a guide, pin along the edges of the outer fabric so that it's the same width as the felt sleeve.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 9
    Step 9

    Place the felt sleeve inside the outer fabric sleeve.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 10
    Step 10

    Place the laptop inside the sleeve and then fold back and pin the edges of the outer sleeve so that they're same height as the laptop.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 11
    Step 11

    Remove the laptop and felt sleeve and sew along the edges of the outer sleeve, removing the pins as you go.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 12
    Step 12

    Cut off the excess fabric from the edges of the outer sleeve.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 13
    Step 13

    Turn the outer sleeve inside out so that the right sides of the fabric are facing out.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 14
    Step 14

    Fold the edges of the felt sleeve back so that they're the same height as the laptop.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 15
    Step 15

    Pick a pretty button to match your case and cut a length of thin elastic in a corresponding colour.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 16
    Step 16

    Stitch the button in place with a needle and some embroidery floss or thick thread.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 17
    Step 17

    Place the felt sleeve inside the outer sleeve and pin around the edges. Make a loop with the elastic, long enough to reach the button when it stretches, and place in between the two sleeves in the center of the opening.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 18
    Step 18

    Stitch along the top edges of your sleeve, securing the loop in place.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 19
    Step 19

    Slip your laptop in one final time.

  • How to make a laptop case. Skinny Laptop Sleeve - Step 20
    Step 20

    Stretch the elastic over the button to secure the laptop and you're all done!

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Yamila D.
Yamila D. · Buenos Aires, AR
I will use this for a tablet Computer
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Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Nice tutorial! Thanks Happy
Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1428 projects
No problem. Let me see if you make one! x
Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
Lol I don't have a skinny laptop, but I might make one for my dad with manly fabric xD
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