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Measure Your Laptop for a Lined Laptop Case
Measure Your Laptop

Measure the Laptop for a Lined Laptop Case

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
Sew your own laptop case to save money and have a case you want to protect your notebook computer. Sew a basic case following these directions and then be creative to add pockets or straps to customize your laptop case even more.
You will need:
  • The laptop
  • A tape measure
  • A pencil or pen
  • Pattern material -- this can be newsprint paper, the back side of gift wrapping paper, interfacing or similar material.
  • Fabric (amount will depend on your laptop pattern) and optional double fold bias tape to enclose the upper edge of the case depending on the fabric you are using. You will need equal amounts of the outer fabric and the lining.
  • 1" or wider hook and loop tape (Velcro) to close the case. The amount you need will depend on how you design the flap and the security you want.
Measure the Laptop
  • A The distance around the laptop from top edge to the other top edge. Add 1/2" for a seam allowance at the top of the case. Shown in Green
  • B The amount of flap you want, starting at the second top edge to the amount you want to overlap the front of the case. Add a 1/2" for a seam allowance at the edge of the flap. Shown in yellow.
  • C The thickness of the laptop. Shown in red.
  • D The width of the laptop. Shown in blue.
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