Oh, the search for the perfect laptop sleeve. We’ve tried to make this treasure hunt a bit easier, by sharing our favorite purses that double as laptop bags and swooning over all sorts of color customization by Rickshaw Bagworks, but sometimes the readymade case just do the job.
If you’re looking for a crafty holiday project (holi-DIY!), here are 16 DIY laptop sleeve tutorials that are sure to fit the bill.
1. Floral Zip: Love the contrasting patterns in this one, and the extra long zipper gives it instant street cred. (via The Late Afternoon)
2. Chevron Envelope: Remember when ribbon belts were the jam? So preppy, colorful, and easy to make! Take those ribbon belting skills to the next level with this clutch case. (via I Spy DIY)
3. Quilted Geometry: Triangles! This one definitely involves more work as you have to get a little quilting on, but we love the color block look. (via Shelterness)
4. Oversized Clutch: It’s easy as 1-2-3! You may need to give this video tutorial a few watches, but the envelope style case is always a solid go-to. (via Life Ann Style)
5. Navajo Print: Gorgeous textiles! (via Tiny Blue Apartment)
6. Festive Plaid: Another zipper! A good look and definitely more gender neutral than our floral zip :) (via Design*Sponge)
7. Reversible Laptop Sleeve: This super simple tutorial is perfect for making while watching Love Actually… again ;) (via The Sorry Girls)
8. No-Sew “Stitched” Pleather: No-Sew is the crafting version of No-Bake. We’re in. (via A Cup of Sparkle)
9. Woodgrain + Sash: Love love love this woodgrain fabric! (via Katie Cupcake)
10. Fabric Scraps: If you’ve got a little bit of this and a little bit of that, sew it all together and put a button on it. (via Ars Technica)
11. Laptop Cozy: That’s right, this folds up and around your little laptop! So cute. (via Design*Sponge)
12. Leather Strap: On the more masculine end of the spectrum, all you need for this one is a yard or so of leather (or pleather) and a leather cord. (via Chaneciaga)
13. Vintage Towel: What a gorgeous way to use vintage textiles, towels, tea towels, and the like. Plus, most towels don’t need any extra padding. (via Vintage Chica)
14. Quilted Laptop Case: For a little extra padding and protection, quilt it up. (via Introvert’s Introduction)
15. Pin-Up Girl + Belt Buckle: Such an awesome way to use an old belt!! We are definitely borrowing this idea in the near future. (via Kirsten Jane)
16. Wool Sport Coat: And finally, the perfect laptop case for an English autumn. The tweedy-looking sport coat. (via That’s My Letter)
Have you tried your hand at making your own laptop sleeve or case? If so, we’d love to see photos. Send ’em our way via email, Twitter, Facebook, or by posting a link in the comments below.
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