Back to School DIY: Easy Laptop Sleeve Tutorial
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Hi friends! Who’s ready for back to school? How many of you are in college or have children in school? I start school at the end of the month and I honestly can’t wait. I’m excited about my new classes and my new HP laptop! I’m so excited about it that I made a cute scalloped sleeve for it and I’m going to show you how to make your own. It’s super easy to make, I promise!
One of the great things about this HP Notebook is that it empowers you to do more. You can tackle all of your daily tasks with this affordable laptop that comes packed with features you need. This HP Notebook 15-ay041wm has:
• Dependable performance: With the latest Intel processor and plenty of hard drive space, you can multitask and store more.
• Vibrant display: The crisp HD screen lets you enjoy your photos, videos, and web pages in detail.
• Measurable quality: Enjoy outstanding performance backed by over 200 tests.
How rad is that? The HP PC is perfect fit for families, college students, gamers, high school students, dorm rooms, etc. I know it’s perfect for me as a college student living on campus in a small space. I’ll be using it all school year for homework, studying, research, and you know, blogging too!
Now that you’re going to get your own, let me show you how to make a cute sleeve for your new HP Notebook!
DIY Scalloped Laptop Sleeve
1 yard of felt, flannel, or otherwise thick but soft fabric
sewing machine (unless you want to hand sew it!)
button of your choice
measuring tape or yard stick
1. First things first, measure that computer! You want to measure the width and the height. If your laptop is particularly thick, add an allowance to your measurements to accommodate that.
2. Take your height measurement and double it. Take half of the original height measurement and add that to the doubled measurement. So your new height measurement is 2.5x the original. Add 1/2″ seam allowance to each side of your width measurement.
3. Use your measurements to cut out your fabric. Fold the bottom up so that it’s the height of your laptop (or the same as your original height measurement. There should be half of the height measurement sticking up. If you’re like me, you might have cut the fabric crooked – it’s ok – we’ll fix it. 🙂
4. Pin up the sides like shown in the photo above.
5. Use your sewing machine to sew up the sides where the pins are. You will be left with a pocket that has a flap above it.
6. Trim your threads. If you cut the fabric crooked like me, now would be a good time to trim the excess fabric from the sides.
7. Trim the top flap so that each side lines up with your thread line. If you don’t, you will have extra fabric hanging over the edge when you fold it down. Fold it down and you will see what I mean.
8. Snip off the bottom two corners – be careful not to get too close to the thread. You don’t want to cut the thread. Doing this will help the corners remain pointed when you turn it inside out.
9. Turn your sleeve right side out.
10. On the underside of the flap, line up three bowls. Or you can use cups or some other round objects if you want more smaller scallops. Trace around your circles and then cut out around the edges.
11. Fold the flap down. You’re almost done! Place your button on top of the flap to see where you’d like it placed.
12. You might have to eyeball this if you don’t measure it exactly. On the top part of the pouch under the flap, you’re going to sew your button in the spot where you want it to poke out of the flap.
13. Mark a button-hole on the top of the flap and cut it out. Pop that button through!
You’re done! Isn’t it cute? The cool thing about this is you can make it out of any color felt or fleece. You could use patterned fabric or even a fleece blanket that you no longer need or like the pattern of. Plus with a yard of fabric, you’ll have plenty extra so you could make something else too!
This computer is ALL NEW and located at your local Walmart. Plus, you can get all of your laptop sleeve supplies there too. When you’re there shopping for your back to school supplies, don’t forget about your new HP Notebook and the supplies to make a super cute sleeve for it too!