Fun weekend project.
So here goes… Remember when Steve got out the MBA from that manilla folder? We all wow-ed right? Well, turns out my significant other got so wowed she decided she must have one. MBA that is.. not the manilla folder. But lo and behold there’s no sleeve or folder or case for the MBA. Not here in the boons anyways.
So she could either order one from manila mac and wait forever (as it seems they’re all sold out most of the time) or… she could punch her boyfriend in the shins saying “you’re a designer right? you can do better than those dudes.”
So yeah. I got my revenge. I used one of her coats. Leather.. and wonder of wonders - with a leopard underside hah!
Of course it wasn’t enough to have just a sleeve. There’s the adapters, cables and whatnot that need to be carried as well. So I made a pouch too.
This is what came of it.
the buttons are leather too. I found those in my mom’s buttons case. She has this old navy biscuits tin can filled with buttons and needles and such. Things like that are so ubiquitous I’m willing to bet 60% of households worldwide have a tin can filled with buttons (must write essay on tin cans and buttons)
the edges of the sleeve are stiffened with a meter-long piece of IV transfusion tube sewn inside a leather flap. The tube should provide some cushioning too in case the laptop falls on its edge… I hope never to test it. Also since the whole thing was sewn by hand it provided a nice way to cover my not so straight lines.
the open pouch. I figured since the MBA uses Leopard… and since time immemorial leopard print was used to pimp stuff up … well it went well together. You can see some of my less fortunate sewing techniques here. When it’s closed you can’t see the bad parts though
For more (and larger) pics head on to the Sleeve&Pouch Project set on flickr.