This is a 13" Laptop sleeve I made for my daughter. I made another for one of her best friends. I found the pattern here. It was really very simple to put together. Although, I made it slightly more difficult by adding ric rac around the flap. If I make another, I'll know a little better how to get it in there straight. It was challenging because it was sandwiched between the outside fabric and the lining, so you really can't see it. I knew where my stitch line would be, so I moved it in just a smidge inside to be sure that it would catch just the outside edge. I had to rip it out in spots and reattach once I turned the case right side out. I'm still trying to determine a better way to add trim. I'm thinking that rather than stitch the flap with the body of the case and then turning, I would simply turn in both the lining and outside fabric by 3/8" after turning, then slide the trim in between the layers then top stitch closed. I top stitched around the whole flap anyway, so I don't think it would matter much. I may try that next time. I was very pleased with the result.
This is a close-up of the ric rac.
This is what it looks like open. I slid a big jar of body butter inside to keep it open.
And this one is with both of them side by side. I think it looks so much cuter with the ric rac, don't you think?
Two more Christmas gifts done! I think at last count I had 6 left, and not all of those are sewing projects.