Wool sportcoat turned into a laptop sleeve.
Lined with flannel.
Here's how I made the sleeve:
1. Cut pieces:
wool - cut 2 (15"x 11.5") (I used the center back of the jacket.)
flannel lining - cut 2 (15" x 11.5")
extra stiff interfacing - cut 2 (13.5" x 10.25")
2. Pin the interfacing to wrong side of wool, I choose to enhance the center back seam by adding a decorative 'baseball' stitch in the gutter. This also keeps the wool in place or you could use fusible interfacing.
3. Iron one edge of lining about 3/8", wrap wool over interfacing and line up wrong sides to enclose the interfacing with straight stitch.
4. Continue around all four sides. Be sure lining and wool are flat and flush to end of interfacing, use lots of pins and ironing.
5. Both sides complete:
6. Place lining sides together to make sleeve, straight stitch around three edges.
It will be a snug fit, that's what you want:
Here's the before and after:
A bit masculine (this one is for my brother), stylish and a great way to reuse a wool sport coat.
Hope you like it Chonce.
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