Father's day in the UK is 17th June, so there's still time to make something lovely for that special father/man/lady in your life.
I have the perfect gift idea! A laptop sleeve that is fast to make and really looks the business, but the caveat is: to make this sleeve look this slick, you should make it from cork fabric. DON'T WORRY, if you haven't used cork before, it's surprisingly delightful to sew with and in this pattern, I provide tips on how to work with it. As cork fabric looks great, is strong yet cushioned, water and dirt repellent, it's a no-brainer fabric choice for electronic device cosies.
Yes, it's basically a zipper pouch, but my pattern will show you how to make a sleeve that: fits perfectly, is fully protective and looks clean and smart. I also show you how to sew with both cork and fusible foam (without the need for tearing your hair out!). This is a fun sew, that'll take no time and you will be left with a gift that your loved one will be happy to receive. My hubby loves his!
I hope you enjoy my pattern :)
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I used Charcoal grey cork and (on advice from my Instagram crew) I used a lime bag zipper. The combo works a treat! Sometimes keeping it clean and simple can make things look deluxe, and I think this sleeve achieves that.
Look at that squidge, people! Thanks to the cork combining with the foam, this case feels luxuriously plump and padded. I feel totally confident that my laptop is properly protected inside this sleeve.