Saturday, January 1, 2011

COMPUTER COVERS

Happy New Year everyone!

I wasn't going to blog this morning, but
having had a request from a grand-
daughter who is going back to university
in the next couple of days and since she has a new "notebook" computer, it needed a cover.
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When I picked up the notebook, she also presented me with the laptop that needs
a cover too since she is travelling to Florida this winter.
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I tell you, since learning to sew straight
lines due to the quilting thing...known
as an addiction in this house...I made
both of these with my walking foot.
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Basically, I measured the width and length, added about 1 1/2" to each side of the width, doubled the length, added about 10" for good measure , cut some bindings to finish the project.
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Easy to do. I quilted the fabric, then added the binding to the short end (at the pocket) then sewed down one side of the envelope. I then inserted the computer, marked the other side so it was snug, but not too snug to insert computers and sewed this. I put the binding on, sewed by machine...I know, I know, but she's leaving tomorrow, so it had to be finished.
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I used little round velcro glue ons to make the closures, but put a few stitches to the velco to secure them as I didn't know if they would stick for good.
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It took about an hour to make each from start to finish. A great gift idea and I may make her some more in different colours as a change up.
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We had chinese food for New Years' eve, played our favourite games, but try as we might, we had to leave Bob and Mary before midnight as we were so tired from our day of travelling for my sweetie's pre op which is about an hour and a half from our house. Then back home, and New Year celebrations....just too much for us!
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So a new year begins. New project ideas will come forth from all of us, some new blog friends will come into our lives to make us just a bit more grateful that we have all connected. I'm happy!
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PS...the fabric is from Liz Claiborne...you know me I don't remember who is who, but this was from a favourite designer for me, so I remembered her name.

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