Sean’s birthday is next week. When I asked him what he wanted for a gift, he said, “Can you make me a laptop sleeve?”
So that’s what I did today, pretty much all day.
First I found what appeared to be a fairly simple laptop sleeve pattern through Google. Next I measured Sean’s laptop, did some math, and cut the pieces that I needed. Then I started sewing. Everything seemed to be coming along all right, until I got to the part where I needed to sew the lining into the sleeve. Then it became a frustrating cycle of sewing by guessing, inevitably messing up, subsequently ripping out the seams, and then trying again only to have the same results.
There was even a dark portion of the afternoon there, when Sean recognized that I was quite frankly pissed off with him and the world, and he said, “Today’s blog entry: I hate my husband.”
Finally, after a couple of temper tantrums that involved screaming as loud as I could, flopping on the couch and sulking, I got up, discarded the instructions, and figured out my own way of putting the whole damn thing together.
Now that it’s finished, I’m actually a little pleased with the final product.
And there is a part of me that’s thinking, Hmm. Maybe I could make another one.