Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sewing Project: Laptop Cozy

Last night I went, with my sewing machine and lots of stuff in tow, to visit my friend Crystal from Crafty Ave. I wasn't sure what I wanted to accomplish, but I thought I should at least take my sewing machine and try to figure it out. See my sewing machine once belonged to my grandmother, and although my mother has assured me (many times) it is a very good one, and works perfectly well, I was a little nervous to get stitching. However, last night (after figuring out how to re-thread/bobbin the machine) I discovered just how wonderfully it sews! I will have to take a photo and share the machine, it is quite lovely, and it must be 30? years old (mom, help me out with a comment below?). Anyhow, I have wanted a case for my laptop for quite some time, so I decided to freehand it, and see what I came up with.
I used a fleece blanket I found at the dollar store for the lining, and a piece of fabric I got from a local thrift store (don't worry Crystal, I washed it first). Also, I only had burgundy thread, as all the thread Crystal had didn't fit my machine. So it isn't the prettiest, but my laptop fits, and I am quite pleased! And it was aptly named a laptop cozy by Mr. Crafty Ave (hehe, thanks Mr.).
I do need something from you however, please post below with comments as to which buttons you think I should use. Of, if you have a completely different idea I am open to suggestions. Also, if you are interested in more details as to how I did this, let me know, and I can write a quick tutorial for it. 

Thanks! Write you soon :)


  1. Option B. Lotsa colour!

  2. Yep, I agree...Option B...colourful and fun!

  3. I like option D or B.

    I have my grandmothers sewing machine too. It weighs about 10 times the weight of a modern machine but it works really well and seems to have less problems than most modern machines. It's neat to think my grandmother made and repaired things with it many years ago.

  4. Hmmm. I'm gonna be difficult. I like the green in B and the orange in D. I like your machine too, it's in my basement right now but I promised not to touch it (that and I'm a little afraid of it!)


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