25+ Laptop Sleeves & Cases: Free Tutorials & Patterns

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Here are over two dozen sewing, knit & felting tutorials for laptop sleeves and cases (there’s a couple for crochet too). These are my favorite picks of what I found available online for freebies. Enjoy!

joann.com

joann.com

Padded With Straps: Instructions via pdf download with some sewing experience needed. You’ll need material in three complimentary colors, heavy weight interfacing, batting and a button.

Tote: Sew a soft-sided case with carrying strap, zipped closure and pockets to store accessories.

knot-dresses.com

knot-dresses.com

sewmamasew.com

sewmamasew.com

Back To School: Designed to fit a 13″ device, will work for 15″ with minimal adjustment (for the pocket).

Faux-Leather & Felt: This is lined with felt and edges finished with a blanket stitch in a contrasting color.

sweet-verbena.blogspot.ca

sweet-verbena.blogspot.ca

amyalamode.com

amyalamode.com

Fabric Lined Cover: Simple & lovely design, quilt prints that nicely contrast with each other, add a couple of buttons.

Repurposed Jeans: Make this by repurposing denim from an old pair of jeans and line with a pretty fabric.

habit-of-art.blogspot.ca

habit-of-art.blogspot.ca

thecottagehome.blogspot.ca

thecottagehome.blogspot.ca

Buttoned Straps: Lined with fleece and features buttoned straps for closure.

Easy Crochet: Pretty much made in sc and super easy to make, will also work for an iPod/iTouch/mobile or other gadget.

rosesnlilies.wordpress.com

rosesnlilies.wordpress.com

sewmamasew.com

sewmamasew.com

Fabric: This is a simple envelope-style with a flap closure.

Made With A Placemat: Lovely padded project with a back pocket to hold gadgets.

curbly.com

curbly.com

eunnyjang.com

eunnyjang.com

Felted: (knitting) Instead of a specific pattern (K1 P2), this is a technique showing you how to customize for the size you need.

Canvas: Made from artist’s canvas and lined with quilted lining (you can paint & decorate it once it’s made!).

wrappers.typepad.com

wrappers.typepad.com

alsn.wordpress.com

alsn.wordpress.com

Padded: Has a flap closure with buttons.

Aran: Gorgeous cabled knit with a tip to line it with felt for extra stability.

canadianliving.com

canadianliving.com

madebypetchy.blogspot.ca

madebypetchy.blogspot.ca

Denim: Made from denim and a cotton fabric print.

Crocheted: Nice and thick worked with 3 strands of yarn, button flap closure.

yoonie-at-home.blogspot.ca

yoonie-at-home.blogspot.ca

whipup.net

whipup.net

Fabric: Nice and easy to make, has a velcro closure and trimmed with bias tape. Envelope style.

Felted Sweater: An old wool sweater is used to make this, zipped closure.

etsy.com

etsy.com

craftstylish.com

craftstylish.com

Patchwork: Great stash buster, has a flap top and button closure.

Zipped Cover: Has a full zipped closure along the side.

crapivemade.com

crapivemade.com

filmandthread.wordpress.com

filmandthread.wordpress.com

Reversible: Unique design feature with front tab/flap closure.

Pear: (Knitting). Finished size measures 14″ wide by 12 1/2″ tall after felting.

classiceliteyarns.com

classiceliteyarns.com

arstechnica.com

arstechnica.com

Simple: Simple pocket style with a buttoned fabric strap (or use velcro if you prefer).

With Flannel: Easy project showing how to make a custom-fit piece using fabric, flannel (for lining) and a snap.

itsnotalwaysblackandwhite.blogspot.ca

itsnotalwaysblackandwhite.blogspot.ca

mypatchwork.wordpress.com

mypatchwork.wordpress.com

For Macbook Air: This is for an 11-inch MacBook Air but can easily be adjusted for any gadget. Features a zipped closure and a shoulder strap attached with d-rings.

With Pocket: Features a pocket to hold cords, foldover flap closure with velcro tabs and a cotton webbing handle along the side.

clearlytangled.blogspot.ca

clearlytangled.blogspot.ca

ravelry.com

ravelry.com

Tunisian: (crochet) A generic pattern that’s also suitable for iPads, netbooks and even cell phones (shows how to measure for a perfect fit).

Felted: Mac apple design (cute!) and knitted in the round, double-stranded. It has a zipper around three sides so you can open it right up.

slumberland.org

slumberland.org

lellaboutique.blogspot.ca

lellaboutique.blogspot.ca

Quilted: Features a simple velcro tab closure and button embellishment.

Oversized Clutch: Try faux leather, vinyl, upholstery fabric with a soft felt-type material for the inner liner.

lifeannstyle.com

lifeannstyle.com

Also check out the goodies for iPads & Kindles, many are easy enough to adjust for laptops.

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Published: July 26, 2008
Updated: October 16, 2012

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8 Comments to “25+ Laptop Sleeves & Cases: Free Tutorials & Patterns”
  1. kitkat says:

    Thanks for posting this, I’ve been wanting to make a laptop sleeve for a while so this list is just great! ♥

  2. Lori says:

    Oh yay! I’ve been wondering where to find a pattern to make one of these! Thanks so much for posting this.

  3. Amy @ Living Locurto says:

    I love this! Thanks for the great links:-)

  4. Car-mela says:

    Cool! *_*
    Now I can sew an original netbook sleeve! Thank you so much!

  5. scottie says:

    just love this site it is one of the best on the net I have introduced all my crafty friends to you Keep up the good work please

  6. anita fritz says:

    Thanks for sharing. Your website has a wealth of information. Thanks again.

  7. Velvette says:

    This is just so great. Thinking to sew it on my own now. :D

  8. Babbie says:

    I love these. I have been thinking of making inexpensive laptop sleeves for sale. Its such a shame we keep relying on over-priced imported laptop sleeves and bags when we can produce them here in Nigeria..


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