Tutorial: How To Make a Reversible Laptop Sleeve

I have always wanted to learn how to sew or at least learn to make my own stuff. As you know, the accessories for Apple products are generally EXPENSIVE. A simple laptop sleeve costs about RM100, so I decided to make my own.

Tutorial: How To Make a Reversible Laptop Sleeve

I bought these fabrics at Nagoya and I’m never going back there. Why? The Chinese guy there are so stingy. I wanted canvas material, but the cloth was a bit dirty. Generally, textile stores will give you an additional 1/2 meter to compensate for the dirty part. This guy told me to go home and wash it. Fuck you man. So we walked away.

Anyway, I got the tiny polka dotted and some rough cotton. My advise, buy non-slippery fabric because you wouldn’t want to let your laptop slips off your hand.

Tutorial: How To Make a Reversible Laptop Sleeve

1. Cutting the fabric. I prefer mine snugged so it’s a hard to slip off the sleeve. I left at least an inch for every side so it’ll be easier for beginners like me to sew. (That’s my wife’s hand btw)

Tutorial: How To Make a Reversible Laptop Sleeve

2. Sew a “U” shape for both fabric, except one, sew double “L” shape leaving holes at the bottom, so you can flip it once you’re done.

Tutorial: How To Make a Reversible Laptop Sleeve

3. Cut the edges so that it’ll form a sharp corner.

Tutorial: How To Make a Reversible Laptop Sleeve

4. Flip “U” shape so that the right side faces each other.

Tutorial: How To Make a Reversible Laptop Sleeve

5. Slip the flipped one into the other.

Tutorial: How To Make a Reversible Laptop Sleeve

6. Sew the end together. Make sure you don’t overlap, otherwise you’ll have to do all over again. I assure you that can be frustrating.

Tutorial: How To Make a Reversible Laptop Sleeve

7. Remember the hole of the “L” shape? Carefully pull the inside fabric out.

Tutorial: How To Make a Reversible Laptop Sleeve

8. The last part, sew the holes using the ladder stitch. (Such manly arm! Hahhaa)

Tutorial: How To Make a Reversible Laptop Sleeve

9. Flip the inside out to make sure the reversible sleeve works.

Tutorial: How To Make a Reversible Laptop Sleeve

Now it fits well into my bag along with my other red stuff. The possibility of getting a scratch from keys is reduced. Job well done.

The story begins last night, I got home at 12 am and told my sleepy wife, “I want to learn to sew a laptop sleeve”. She helped me through the process and showed me how to operate a sewing machine. The rest was history. I made one complete sleeve in one hour. Not bad for a noob eh?

If you feel cheated by Apple or any other laptop accessories, share this post, we all might benefit from a thing or two 😉

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This Post Has 16 Comments

  1. awww. so sweet and damn skillful 😀

  2. rajin bebenor. lepas ni anyam ketupat plok. nok raye doh ni :p

  3. cepat benor ghaye kamu ye. haha.

  4. tema merah kan… sesuai dah bhahahaha… this week long weekend. lulz~

  5. mate aku tak sepet la, camne nk raye?

  6. peh.. kreatif la bro.. boleh buat bisnes jual laptop sleeve pasni..

  7. macam kain baju kurung. Haha.

  8. Dont think it’s worth the effort, tapi kalau ade order, kasi duit upfront, aku buatkan la kot. Do you want to be the first? Hehehe

  9. not really creative, just need extra time and sedikit effort

  10. woooow really niceeeee

  11. I can imagine you put some effort and patient to get it done…. Well done.

  12. Nak buat kain jean punya bole belajar kelas alteration jean adik aku kat uptown kota dam

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