Monday, March 02, 2009

Easy Scrap Coaster

I made this out of the scraps leftover from the netbook case. Just a stitch up the middle and around the outside, then I ladder stitched the hole. Wah-lah-coaster.

Netbook Bag Complete (without button)

So, I have finally managed to finish the bag for my Dell Mini 9. It's still just a touch too big, but I'm ok with that. I added some batting to the inside to make it a little more protective of the netbook.

The only thing I have left to do is to add a button or some other type of closure.

Thanks to this tutorial for lots of help with the lining.

Netbook Bag Cloth Prototypes

Well, the paperbag idea didn't work out. I just couldn't figure out how to make the sides work. So, I decided just on an envelope style.
The first one came out ok, but it leaves the seams on the inside showing and if I add padding, that would be showing on the inside as well. Not a big deal, but not as neat as I wanted. It was also too small.
The second one I based on this tutorial at Craftster, only I'm not using a zipper, so I just left that out. It came out with the smooth lining on the inside that I was looking for, but It didn't have a flap lid like I wanted. It also came a little small.
Next, I used the same tutorial and I stuck a flap where one side of a zipper would go (according to the tutorial). I need to make the flap a little bit smaller so it fits nicer on the inside, but I think this way will work out nicely. I also made it a lot bigger-it is actually a little too big now, but that is easier to fix.
The first one is on tope-the flap is hard to see. The 2nd one is under that and the 3rd one is on the very bottom of the pile. I only used a strip as the flap lid just to see if it would work, now that I know it would work, I would make a full sized flap next time.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Netbook Bag Prototype

So, I have a Dell Mini 9 and I want to make a bag for it, but I'm not quite sure how to do it. I have made up a paperbag prototype of what I want the bag to look like, but I want to make it padded, so I'm a little confused as to how to go about doing that.

Plus, I hurt my hand the other day and cutting is a bitch. ):