After browsing online for a bit, I found the perfect tutorial for the perfect laptop sleeve. No kidding, this was one the best tutorials I have ever seen! Even I couldnt mess this one up, totally blonde-proof :) Oh yes, this is the link btw. The Cottage Home has killer stuff, you NEED to check it out! Since the tutorial is brilliant, I wont bore you to death with the exact same pics, but rather show you the result of my version:
This fabric is wonderful but a disaster the photograph... this was the best I could do... Ignore the creases pls, I just couldnt get them out, no matter how hard I ironed...
As my lining was orange fleece (orange, orange???), I added orange buttons to pull everything together. Yes I know, orange was defo not the best choice here, but it was the only colour I had enough of and since it's the inside it's ok I think. Plus in the current light it looks ok LOL.
Of course I had to embellish a little with my trademark rosette and added one with two layers and another orange button. I think it looks very cute and girly, dont you?
I wasnt sure how to sew the fleece as the tutorial uses fleece that is the same on both sides. Mine was hairy on one side and soft and smooth on the other. I used the soft side (so the 'inside') for the inside of the bag to make sure the laptop will be all snug and undamaged. I really hope she'll like it! And of course a massive thanks to The Cottage Home for this great tutorial!