Choose Your Fabric
- Add the thickness of the laptop measurement (C)to the width of the laptop measurement (D). This will be the width of your pattern.
- Add the The distance around the laptop (A) to the amount of flap you want (B). This will be the length of your pattern pieces.
- Using a carpenters square, rotary cutter rulers or pattern making material with a grid to maintain perfect square, transfer the measurements to your pattern material.
- Create the line for where the flap starts using measurement b from the end of the pattern piece.
- Add a 1/2" to the long side edges as a seam allowance.
- Mark where the flap begins.
- Design the front flap into the shape desired. Keep both sides of the flap even by folding the pattern in half lengthwise and trim the flap as desired. You can create angles or round off the edge as you desire but remember to leave a large enough area for the hook and loop tape to create a secure closing. You can leave the flap the full width of the pattern, which will be wider than the finished case and wrap around the case or you can trim down the flap edges. Note that it is easier to apply the bias tape to gently rounded areas. If you create angles and squared corners you will need to miter the corners as you apply the bias tape.
Choose a fabric that will not scratch the laptop and one that will hopefully help protect the laptop from bumps and moisture.
- A fleece backed vinyl (as shown in this laptop case) is wonderful if it is available. You will not need to finish the upper edge of this type of fabric because it does not fray.
- Denim, quilted fabric or other sturdy fabric may be used but you will need to finish the upper edges to prevent fraying. You will need Extra Wide Double Fold Bias Tape for finishing the edge. You may also decide you want to make a Lined Laptop Case.