Breaking news, people… I BOUGHT A MACBOOK!
Ok, so I actually bought it a few weeks ago, but so far I love it! I was in desperate need of a new laptop since my 5 year old Dell that I paid like $300 for had a battery that wouldn’t charge, a screen that was breaking off and I’m pretty sure every virus ever created!
I hate making major purchases. I went back and forth forever on what kind of computer to buy. Do I spend a lot of money up front and get a laptop that will last me a long time even though I have no idea how to use one (Apple)? Or do I go with a PC which are familiar, much cheaper, but won’t last as long? Really I don’t use a computer all that much so a PC would have been fine, but in the end I fell victim to the shiny, sleek MacBook and bit the bullet. Call me a conformist…my only consolation is that hopefully I won’t have to repeat that buying process for at least 10 years!
Well, I had to make sure this little guy would be nice and protected if I wanted it to last, so I made I cute little case for it.
I didn’t really search that hard for instructions on how to make this, so I pretty much just guessed my way through. I used duck cloth for the outside fabric and then just cotton fabric in a contrasting color for the inside. In between the layers I used heavy-duty fusible interfacing- 2 layers for extra padding.
I added a few embellishments and there you have it! A new little laptop case! This is a pretty snug fit, I probably should have added about an inch to my measurements, but I kind of like that it is in there pretty tight. I also sewed in some elastic tabs and snaps to keep it closed.
I took it to work with me and one of my co-workers liked it so much, she asked me to make one for her! I was happy to and this one was even easier. I love this chevron fabric!
And I found another use for those giant buttons my grandma gave me!