365 Days Handmade

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Day 130/365: Quilted Laptop Sleeve for Sean

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5.10.2015A

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.

5.10.2015B

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.

5.10.2015BB

Now that it’s finished, I’m actually a little pleased with the final product.

5.10.2015C

And there is a part of me that’s thinking, Hmm.  Maybe I could make another one.

5.10.2015D

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Author: FC5

Happily married and childfree by choice. Licensed clinical psychologist at a state prison for men. I work four 10-hour days in exchange for a 3-day weekend, every weekend. Outside of that, I appreciate my freedom and enjoy a life of various creative pursuits.

One thought on “Day 130/365: Quilted Laptop Sleeve for Sean

  1. it’s GLORIOUS! i love that fabric so much. tova has a skirt and shirt made out of a similar fabric.

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