Monday, April 25, 2011

Netbook Sleeve

My stepson's girlfriend asked me to make her a Netbook Sleeve so I immediately thought of the tutorial by Elizabeth Hartman of Oh Fransson. You can find the tutorial she made here. She designed hers for laptops so I just adapted it for a netbook.
Here is the finished product:

Of course I ended up making two as the first one was a little too snug! (I'm going to keep it for myself and use it for my Kindle and plug).
I'm going to share my fabric dimensions with you so that you can make yours on the first try:)

Flap: 9.5 x 5.25
Main Panels: 10.25 x 13.25

Another thing to note is that her tutorial asks for you to place the fuzzy side of the velcro on your exterior panel at 2.5 inches from the edge. I found 2 inches worked best for me. The finished product still allows for a little extra room which is nice but not too much so that the netbook slides around.

Elizabeth's tutorial is really great! A Netbook sleeve is a really nice functional thing to have and it allows you to showcase some of your beautiful fabric you have on hand!! I used Amy Butler's home dec weight.

Hope you had a fabulous Easter. E.B. stopped by our house and dropped off some chocolate eggs, Hello Kitty sandals and stickers for Miss G. She was quite excited as this was her first offical egg hunt!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

5 months

I know I've been MIA for just sneaks up on you sometimes and then there aren't enough hours in the day:) So, what's been up in my world you ask? Well my little one is now 5 months. Yesterday I made all kinds of strange faces and funny noises so that she would lay patiently (haha) while I took a load of pictures of her.
Here's just a few.

Mainly I've been knitting and crocheting these days...more on that later.

In terms of sewing, I'm making a netbook (laptop) sleeve today. I'll take some pics later! Hope you're having a Happy Easter weekend!