Recently we’ve been on the hunt for a laptop sleeve. Nothing fancy, just a simple way to protect our MacBook on its journeys around town. The quickest, easiest, and cheapest solution we could come up with was to make a no-sew Maloo-esque “wrap” out of colored felt and Velcro dots. Now our little laptop is snug as a bug in a rug! Click here for the full instructions and more photos or just click “read more” below.
–Derek & Lauren
Here’s what you’ll need:
-3/4 yard each of two colors of felt (we used grey and orange)
-3/4 yard double sided fusible interfacing, such as Stitch-Witchery
-1 package round sticky Velcro dots
1. Place laptop in center of one piece of felt. Cut out corners to create a cross shape, with the laptop in the center. Trim down the flaps so they overlap by 1-2″ when folded over.
2. Place cut piece on top of other felt piece and use it as a template to cut out the same shape.
3. Cut out Stitch-Witchery in same shape.
4. Create a sandwich with the two colors of felt, with the Stitch-Witchery in the middle. Press with a hot iron until fused.
5. Even up the edges all the way around by cutting off any excess with scissors.
6. Place laptop in center of cross and fold over flaps. Adhere sticky dots where edges overlap.
7. There are lots of different ways to customize the cozy by cutting fun shapes out of the outer piece of felt. We decided to keep it super simple and just cut a scallop shape along the edge of the outer fold.