You’ll be the envy of all your co-workers when you pull out this chic and modern laptop cover. With just three fat quarters and a few notions, this easy sewing project will give you a taste of construction, quilting, and binding – all in the space of an afternoon. This tutorial was designed with a MacBook Air in mind, but can easily be adjusted for larger laptops. So whether you want to impress your boss or wow the regulars at your coffee shop, this is the project for you!
3 fat quarters
1/2 yard iron-on pellon fleece
2 1/2″ binding
Choose which fat quarters will be your main fabric, inside fabric, and outside flap/pocket pieces. Cut the main body piece (15″ x 22″), the inside (15″ x 21″), and two pieces for the flap (7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″).
With the leftover fabric, cut two 7″ x 7″ pocket pieces and with the right sides together, stitch three sides with a 1/4″ seam. Turn right side out and topstitch all four sides.
Place the pocket on the middle of the inside piece and top stitch on all sides except the top.
With the right sides together, stitch the back seam of the lining with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Iron open the seams and stitch a 1/2″ bottom seam.
Cut the fusible fleece to size and iron to the wrong side of your main fabric. Quilt using any design desired.
Iron the fusible fleece to the wrong side of one of the flap pieces. With right sides together of both flap pieces, sew a 1/4″ seam along 3 sides. Trim corners and turn right side out. Quilt. (Tip: Instead of back stitching, set the stitch length to the shortest option available)
Center and stitch the velcro 1/4″ from the bottom of the flap piece. Measure 5″ from the top edge of the main fabric and stitch matching velcro piece into place.
Sew the back seam of the main fabric using a 1/2″ seam. Sew the bottom seam and trim corners and bottom seam, if necessary. Turn right side out.
Slip the inside piece into the main piece with the pocket towards the back. Pin the raw edge of the flap to the middle of the back seam and sew into place with a 1/4″ seam.
Bind with a coordinating fabric and finish with a button.