After months of saving, I bought a new MacBook Pro. =) Of course, keeping my investment safe and pretty is a must, so a Google search to find just the right sleeve to make for it was first order of business.
I originally planned on using the linen Mochi Dot fabric by Moda as the lining, but the fabric I wanted to use for the outside was directional and I couldn't wrap my brain on how to make it work. I ended up over thinking it for days. I finally forced myself to make a decision on the pattern and fabric and just do it and get over myself. Do any of you over think things like that?
The inside is also linen blend by Moda. For the binding and ties I used lime green grunge.
The pattern is a free by Robin Quilts, etc. I chose to not round the top flap like her pattern shows, mostly because I didn't want to cut the binding on the bias, and I also like the clean lines. I also added a long wrap around tie (its tacked down on the flap so it won't get lost) instead of using Velcro or a magnet for the closure. It works for me. =)
The sleeve I really wanted to make was this one with a zipper closure. You can find that tutorial on Crap I've Made. The zipper part was intimidating me and I needed something before I take it to work with me this week. Simple and easy was the way to go. Maybe someday I will give this pattern a try.
|Source: Crap I've Made|
Before I sign off, I want to thank all of you for sharing in my excitement over my quilt design being on Craftsy. For those who commented and didn't get an email from me personally, it is because I didn't have an email to respond to, but your comments were greatly appreciated. =) You all made my day!
Until next time, have a happy week!