DIY Geometric Laptop Case
DIY a cute case to protect your laptop.
Keep your laptop or tablet protected with this cute felt painted cover!
Instead of just buying a laptop case (who would do that??) I decided to make one! The reason I wanted to create my own laptop case was so I could design the front of it (customizing always wins in my book!). To design the cover for my laptop, I paired my idea with the Plaid Stencil Cutter. My design consisted of different sized triangles. I was able to use my stencil cutter, along with my stencil film, to create my very own custom stencil! Having the ability to make your own stencil means the design options are endless! Basically any idea you have you can turn into a stencil. How cool is that?
What design would you put on your laptop case?
Here's what you'll need:
- Stencil Cutter
- Felt (1/2 yard)
- Stencil Film
- Fabric Paint
- Foam Spouncer
- Needle and Thread (or a sewing machine)
Let's get crafty!
Step 1: Fold your felt in half so the crease is on the bottom. Then, place your laptop or tablet so the bottom is on the crease of your felt.
Step 2: Place your cardboard on your table. Unroll your stencil film so it is on top of your cardboard. Use a heavy object to keep your film flat. Plug in your stencil cutter and wait for it to heat up. While your stencil cutter is heating up, begin to draw random triangles in different sizes on your stencil film, or you can just wing it like I did. ;) You will want your triangles to go about 4 inches wide and you will want make sure you go the entire length of your laptop/tablet.
Step 3: Start cutting out your triangles using your stencil cutter. Use the tip to go over your marks to cut out the inside of your triangles. Once you have cut out all of your triangles, tape your stencil to your folded felt. I tapped mine a little off-centered. You will want to place a piece of cardboard in-between the two layers of felt to reduce any paint from leaking through.
Step 4: Dip your pouncer into your paint. Then, begin going over your stencil filling in all of your triangles. Once you have filled in all of your triangles, let your paint dry.
Step 5: Once your paint is dry, turn your felt inside out so your pattern is in the inside.
Step 6: Place your laptop/tablet on your felt with the bottom at the crease of your felt. Then, trim all of the around your laptop/tablet so you have an inch of fabric. Sew the two sides of your felt either by hand, or with a sewing machine. Turn it right side out and you are finished!
Go ahead and place your laptop instead. You are ready to take your laptop on-the-go!