Saturday, May 22, 2010

I'm Chuffed & Use my stash year : week 21

I had that lovely echino come in, and did just a bit of travel-crafty sewing sewing this week, so the stash report isn't too exciting. But I was excited to page up and see that I've actually used over 72 yards so far this year!

Busted: 1.029
Purchased: 5
Net YTD: (19.052)

I never use 'chuffed' in daily speech but I always love it when I hear it and I'm super happy with how my new traveling netbook sleeve came out!

I used Elizabeth's tutorial that's on Sew Mama Sew. Her tutorials are always so well written. It only took me an evening, start to finish. I used Joel Dewberry home dec weight and a soft flannel for the lining.

Oh, hello!
I had to add him as a happy little face each time I opened the flap.

Now look at this awesome zippered pocket I added under that flap. It turned out perfectly! Izzy inspired made a cover for her iPad and linked to a great tutorial that I used, too.

The only other change I made to the original pattern was to add these d-rings. I want to make a strap for it.

Happy, safe netbook!


wishes, true and kind said...

It looks absolutely perfectly sewn and put together in every way! I love that Echino fabric!

Leslie said...

this is so great...i love the fabrics you used and the case is such a good idea. Husband is getting a new ipad soon, and i was thinking about making something for him to keep it in...this tutorial might help

Mary said...

Love your new case, and thanks for teaching me a new word too! :-)

Alyson said...

Oh, how I love this!!!!! I have been wanting to do a larger laptop one but I am scared of these projects, they look so tough. I will though...thanks for sharing. :)

Life of Joy said...

beautiful!!!! I want one!!!

Jessica said...

I love it! The fabrics are perfect together, and it's such fun to have something new and handmade like that to take on a trip.

Rebekah said...

what an adorable netbook case! That gnome inside is the perfect touch!

Stephanie said...

Great laptop case, the straps are a great idea.