Last week was not only my husband's birthday but also a friend at school's birthday as well. I asked her to look through my free patterns list to see if there was anything she liked, and she requested a laptop sleeve out of a geometric print. She's not a fan of pink, which seems to be the overwhelming color in my stash, but I found this great blue and green dot print at Hobby Lobby that I thought was perfect. I used this laptop sleeve tutorial by Oh, Frannson! for Sew, Mama, Sew!, and it turned out really well. I had no idea what to expect since this was my first time using fusible fleece, but it's a lot sturdier than I would have imagined I could make at home. Yay! I really liked the pattern and would definitely recommend it. She'll get to try it out today and make sure it fits (fingers crossed). (Edit: It fits perfectly.) Happy Birthday, Andrea! And I got to use my walking foot for the first time. That thing is loud. But it sure does work. :)

And in other news, remember the Sew, Mama, Sew! giveaway day?



I won!



I actually won two (I know, crazy!) but they were both from blogs overseas, so I just now got the first one in the mail yesterday. This giveaway was ran by Lisa of The Princess & the Monkey, located in Australia. The wrapping was too cute.



And the clutch is even cuter. I really love the embroidery in the bottom corner that mirrors the pattern in the print. Thanks, Lisa! I love it!
  • Kelli

    How cute! I just got a “new to me” laptop and I’ve been trying to find a laptop carrier/sleeve tutorial to sew for it. I think I’ll try that one out. Thanks!

    Also, very cute clutch!

  • So awesome!! Great job on the laptop sleeve…I have seen that fabric too, and I think Ellie has used it on a purse. I like it!

  • I love that fabric! I used it to make a baby sling. . . I may be making a laptop sleeve soon too for Krista. . . we will see though. :) Oh and congrats on winning two SMS giveaways! I didn’t win anything. :(

  • I think it so funny that so many of us have that fabric! They also have ribbon that matches it! I can’t believe you won 2 giveaways!

  • Thanks, everyone!

    @elizabethcarroll: I was surprised to have won. It’s so exciting!

    @Ellie: Oooh, where did you find the ribbon? Is it at Hobby Lobby too? I seem to have a hard time finding cute ribbons.

  • Glad you got the clutch all ok! Love the fabric on the laptop sleeve, great pick

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