I needed a laptop case, and decided to use a micro fiber women's suit I picked up for $1 at the thrift store. It's a nice soft yellow, though it photographed a little paler than it is in real life.
Actually, I started out making a messenger bag like I did here, but you know, sometimes projects have a life of their own.
Micro fiber looks and feels like suede, but it's polyester, so it's machine washable. It also doesn't fray. It sometimes is labeled Ultrasuede. The skirt has a lot of usable fabric.
And the jacket had these nice pin tucks that I cut across for some interesting textured strips.
It's the simplest sewing: you make a big rectangular envelope. Since the skirt was lined, I didn't need to add lining, though I did add a big pocket cut from the suit fabric. I used the strips like bias binding to hold all the layers together. The cool buttons are dollar store finds.
I could have used this laptop case on some of my summer trips. In May I was at the Getty Museum in Malibu, which has spectacular grounds
I fell in love with the windows in the parking garage.
And earlier this month I was in Albuquerque. Here are some shots of the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
They know how to do skies in New Mexico.
Now that I'm back home, I can take my laptop case into the redwood forest.