There are so many computer and electronic device covers on the market today that are perfectly serviceable and will take you lots of places. I have avoided writing about these functional items for years; however, our babysitter made a version of the one shown above for her reading device and I was inspired to create our own Alabama Chanin version. I love the juxtaposition of materials that functionally protect the device and the hand-sewn detailing that make the piece personal.
Follow the instructions below to make your own cover:
Knit or crochet an inner padding layer in the desired size. It’s important to make the entire cover approximately 1/2″ smaller than the device you are inserting. Though you might think this is too small, keep in mind that knits stretch; by starting your cover a bit small, you will ensure a snug fit once you are finished. We used a silk and wool blend yarn with a double crochet for the body of the cover, a half-double for a small border around the body and a single crochet to join the seams together. Note that we left a 4″ overhang for the flap.
The completed crochet cover is then covered on both sides with our deep colored, medium weight 100% organic medium-weight cotton jersey that has been stenciled in Pearl Silver with our Angie’s Fall pattern.
Cut two rectangular pieces from stenciled cotton jersey fabric. We made our rectangles 1/2″ smaller than our finished crochet piece to create the small border at the edges.
Pin rectangles carefully on each sides of your finished crochet cover. Attach each side to a double strand of Button Craft thread using a straight stitch. On the top edge, under the flap, we used a herringbone stitch across the opening to allow for extra stretchability when inserting our device.
Add a tie (follow instructions from Alabama Studio Style for our cotton jersey pulls) and your label.
Insert your device, tie it up, and head to school (insert work, vacation, coffee shop).
love it, natalie.
I am going to make one for my Kindle!!! Great idea!
Posts like this brighten up my day. Thanks for tkaing the time.
Well I know what my next hybrid knitting sewing project will be. Now I just need to get a replacement laptop so I know what size to make!!