Computer Suitor (upcycled laptop case)
Step by steps:
Remove lining from jacket and reserve if using for lining in satchel. Save all labels and buttons for detailing on finished unit.
Measure laptop width, length and thickness; add 1” to all measurements.
10″ long x 13.25″wide x 1.5″ thick = 11″long x 14.25″wide x 2.5″thick for front and back pattern pieces
Cut 2 pieces from fabric and 2 pieces from lining.
Cut flap using the width measurement and ¾ of the length measurement.
11″ long x 14.25″wide = 8.25″ x 14.25″ for flap pattern piece.
Cut one from fabric incorporating a pocket on jacket for a detail feature – piece together fabric if necessary to achieve finished size and shorten inside pocket to fit. Embellish with a label if desired. Cut one from lining.
Cut sides using the thickness measurement, 2 lengths and one width measurement.
11″ long x 14.25″wide x 2.5″thick = 2.5″ x 36.25″(11 + 11 + 14.25)
Cut one from fabric and one from lining.
Turn satchel inside out and press. Hand stitch lining to fabric at flap opening. Reinforce straps with buttons, this will also keep the lining laying flat on the sides.