Laptop sleeves can be expensive – and not very durable. Make your own laptop case with 1/2-yard of fabric in less than an hour! You can use a piece of leather for a lux look, use a piece of thick wool, or make a quilted laptop case!
For this project, I used Kraft-Tex. It is such a versatile material – durable like leather and sews like fabric. I needed a protective case for my laptop to keep it free from scratches and dirt. Kraft-tex is the perfect material for a quick and easy project, and a durable laptop case.
How to make a quilted laptop case
Quilted laptop cases are just as easy as making them from a material like Kraft-tex or leather, just take a little bit longer. Use up those left over blocks from quilts, or sew together some scraps. This is a perfect scrap buster project! Have some fun with design and color and make a top piece that is the width of your computer PLUS 2-inches X the depth of your computer PLUS 4-inches. Once you have this piece made, layer it with batting and a backing fabric and quilt a design. Now you have a single piece of fabric to work with.
I like to then cover all of the edges with bias tape to finished them off. Then, you can use the method above to sew the sides up and add a closure.
Have fun with the closures! You can add a fun button with buttonhole, or use an elastic hair tie that will loop around the button. Most of all, make the laptop case your personal style!
Learn more about working with Kraft-tex.
Browse through more Kraft-tex projects on Create Whimsy.