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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #178

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #178

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.
  • Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back. ---->
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

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I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #177

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #177

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.
  • Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back. ---->
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

pin board

I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Cute and Simple Matching Laptop Case

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So a few months ago I bought a new much smaller laptop computer to use for blogging on the go.  It’s this one from Lenovo, my niece has the same one for school.

Cute and Simple Laptop Case

I just needed a cute case for it, and why buy one when I can sew my own?  This case is actually just a simple zippered pouch, the classic craft project.  Just a little larger and with a lining.

Since it can be tricky to make a pouch with a lining, I found this lined zipper pouch tutorial.  And if you need more help, I found a video tutorial for a lined zipper pouch too.

Cut the fabric about 1 1/2 - 2 inches around the laptop.  Need two pieces for the outside and two for the lining.  Cut pieces for padding too if desired.

Anyway, I started by cutting four rectangles of fabric approximately 1.5 inches (about 4 cm.) larger than my computer.  I used fabric leftover from my new tote bag (see Cute Navy and Pink Pocket Tote Bag with Tutorial).

I cut two pieces of the cute pink flannel for the lining of the case and two pieces of navy blue for the outside.  I could have cut some batting for padding too if I wanted, but this was fine.

Cut a piece of cute fabric for an outside pocket.

I also cut a smaller rectangle of the pink flannel for a cute outside pocket.

Add lace to the pocket before sewing it to the case.

I hemmed the top and added some lace before pinning it to one of the outside pieces.

The pocket sewn on to one of the case pieces.

After sewing, the pocket is finished.

Pinning the zipper to one side before sewing.  The zipper goes around the left and right corners.

I then started adding the zipper.  Instead of just pinning along the top, I let the zipper go partially down the sides and around the top corners.  This will makes it easier to get my computer in and out.

Close up of the pinned on zipper at one of the corners.  It curves slightly.

I had to carefully curve the zipper at the corners.

After sewing the zipper on both sides.  Also with the lining sewn to the zipper on the under side.

After pining and sewing the zipper to both sides, this is what it looks like.

Pin lace on the case before sewing the sides.

After sewing the outside and lining to the zipper, I added the lace along the edge.

Pinning lace to the case along the zipper.

You can see it is the same lace I used for my tote bag and my 2DS case (see First Aid Kit to Cute Nintendo 2DS Case).  Now all my bags match!

The sides of the case with lining are sewn.  Ready to turn right side out.

Anyway, then I just stitched around the sides…

Cute and Simple Laptop case 013 (640x480)

…Turn everything right side out…

The finished laptop case with laptop peeking from inside. It's a Lenovo.

…And the case is ready for my computer.


Here’s the updated list:

Three down, seven more to go.  The next couple projects should be up soon, and there will be lace involved.  Look forward to it!


Give it a try:

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #176

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #176

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.
  • Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back. ---->
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

pin board

I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #175

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #175

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.
  • Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back. ---->
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

pin board

I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #174

 

Saturday Shuffle Blog Hop #174

It’s Saturday!!  Time for another blog hop.

Here’s the deal:

  • Keep all links family friendly.
  • It helps to follow me or leave a nice happy comment, but only if you want.
  • Link whatever you want and as much as you want.
  • Older links are welcome, so are giveaways and blog hops, etc.
  • Please grab my button and stick it somewhere, at the very least it will make it easier for you to come back. ---->
  • My favorite links will be pinned to the Official Saturday Shuffle Pinterest Board.

pin board

I have set up a blog hop directory to showcase blog hops that I personally recommend.  Feel free to check them out.

Now get to it and have fun! :)

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