Reesie must have initially thought I'd made a bag for her. Much to her dismay, that's not what this is.
It is a computer sleeve.
It is a Christmas gift for daughter Anna, and was put under the tree as a piece of fabric and a note. I'm not the only one that does that, right?
These are very simple to make, are heavily padded and if one does the math properly, they fit the computer like a glove.
Anna chose her fabric from my stash, as she wasn't crazy about the fabric I had put under the tree (an even better reason to not knock yourself out sewing Christmas gifts). For the outer she chose a neutral that I'd bought yards of in a big closeout sale, and for the inside she chose a vintage fabric that I had on hand. I'm fairly certain it is a fabric that my sister had somehow saved from our Mom's fabric collection.
You have to use velcro for the latch. I hate velcro, I'd so much prefer a magnetic snap, but it's not a good idea to have a magnet up against a computer. And, pushing a hard snap against the computer repeatedly would not be a good idea either.
Anna would have preferred this lovely vintage fabric on the outside, but I had just enough to make the lining out of it and had to piece a bit to make that happen.
Every one of these I've made, I've done differently. The pattern calls for home dec fabric, and I did make my son's out of blue ticking. When I use regular fabric, I use a heavy iron-on interfacing to give it more heft. Then there are two layers of batting within each panel. The directions do not call for quilting, and I have no idea what will happen to that floating batting once the sleeve is washed. I'll find out eventually.
Here is the one I made for My Friend Sue, that lucky lady got a MacBook Air from Santa, so her envelope looks tiny compared to the one for Anna's giant MacBook Pro. I quilted Sue's, as I didn't want to give her something that very well may turn into a bunchy mess the first time it needs to be washed.