I promised a good friend that I would make a case for his MacBook Air for his birthday. It took me a long time to complete this project—I forgot about it for a few weeks, then cut all the triangles, but didn’t like how the material fit together, then just procrastinated getting started again because those damn triangle were such a pain the first time (but I did gain even more respect for my mom, who is a super talented quilter). It took me so long, in fact, that he went out and bought a case because he didn’t think I was really going to finish it. But I did, and I hope he thinks it was worth the wait!
As usual, I only loosely followed a pattern—Geometric Laptop Sleeve Tutorial from Fabric Paper Glue. I tried to add grommets to the back so I could slip the elastic through and tie in the inside, but they ripped out leaving mangled holes. I covered those with a piece of fabric and stitched a big X over to hold the elastic in, and even though it was a last minute fix, I really like how it turned out.
It’s more of a cover than a case, meaning it won’t protect the laptop if dropped. But it will protect from scratches, and my friend said it’s nice and roomie so he can put his phone, cords, notebooks or pens in with the laptop for easy transport.