Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Tuestorial: Vinyl Laptop Cover

While preparing for a recent trip, I realized I did not have a good laptop cover to bring with me. I went to my fabric stash and found a piece of glitter vinyl that would hold up and stand out. To make your own, vinyl remnants can be found at your local craft store or resources like S.C.R.A.P. A cheap and useful project! 

Materials Needed:
  • Vinyl or oilcloth
  • Velcro
  • Scissors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Pencil or pen
  • Laptop for measuring

Step 1:

Lay out your vinyl and place your laptop on top to measure. You want to leave an inch around your laptop to factor in it's width. To make the envelope style, fold the vinyl over the laptop and pull the front piece about 6 inches down to create the front flap. Once everything looks good, cut away!

Step 2:

Once you have your vinyl cut, mark where the two sides meet to cover your laptop. Turn the vinyl inside out and match up the two sides again.

Step 3:
For sewing, it's best to use a thicker needle for this material so it does not break. Since pins will damage the vinyl, you can use paper clips to keep the two sides even while you sew. Sew each side a couple of times to insure a secure stitch. Once it's ready, turn it inside out again.

Step 4:
It's almost ready to use! Place two pieces of Velcro on the inside of the front flap. I used sticky Velcro since that is what I had available, but you can use non-sticky Velcro. 

Step 5:

I cut the corners off the front flap to give it more of an envelope look. Once the Velcro is in place, it's ready to use!

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