Monday 23 January 2017

Computer case "Winnie-the-Pooh"

This case is a gift for my beautiful and loving daughter, who still has a heart of a child and loves everything colourful, adventures and Disney related. She has her moments of favouriting some Disney characters, but the stories of Winnie the Pooh are a classic and very precious to her. When she bought her first laptop herself, she wanted to wait for our vacation to DisneyWorld (yay, soon to be... in March) and buy a case there. I decided to surprise her and make something unique, that she would love. It was meant to be a Christmas present, but unfortunately, wasn't finished in time.

Here it is, a month later, her new and custom sewn, hand-quilted and Pooh and Piglet appliquéd computer case for her to enjoy:

The computer case measurements are for MacBook Air 13.3 ". The case is made tight for better protection.

materials used:

These are my choices from Haori:

I used
1. Blue striped fabric for the face,
2. Plain mustard yellow fabric for lining,
3. Two different designs yellow fabric for Winnie the Pooh,
4. Three different designs pink fabric for Piglet,
5. Red batik fabric for Pooh's shirt and for the Balloon,
6. Bias tape in preferred colour
7. Matching thread for sewing
8. Darker shade of matching thread for the appliqué

extra materials and notions:

9. double zipper in mustard colour
10. Batting - thick cotton batting for the sides of the case
11. Heavy fusible interfacing
12. Matching thread for the hand-quilting/ I used embroidery floss DMC

Finished size of the case: 38 cm x 26 cm

cut size fabric for the face: 36 cm x 25 cm / cut 2 pc
cut size fabric for the lining: 36 cm x 25 cm /cut 2 pc
cut size batting: 35 cm x 24 cm / cut 2 pc
cut size fusible interfacing: 35 cm X 24 cm / cut 2 pc
zipper size: 55 cm, double sided zipper
bias tape size: 2 m length, 4 cm width /check the Haori bias tape

make the case:

1. Prepare all the necessary materials (cutting the fabric and gathering the notions)
2. Make the appliqué. it is like a puzzle - to have a design complete, the most important thing id to b aware which piece is sewn first on the canvas, and in what order will go the other pieces.

3. Stitch along the lines to fix each piece on the right place.

4. Complete all the sewing before the next step.

5. With the batting underneath, quilt the face and the back of the case.
6. Interface both pieces of lining.
7. Place the quilted face and the lining together, wrong sides down and baste all around.
8. Pin the wrong side of the zipper to the right side of the lining all around, starting from the edge of the longer side of the rectangular and finishing when the zipper ends.
9. Baste the bias tape at the zipper area (both sides of the case seperately: face and back). With right sides down, baste the bias tape to the face fabric, including the lining and the zipper that is already pinned.
10. Machine stitch the zipper (there would be all layers stitched together: bias tape, face fabric, batting. interfaced lining and zipper).
11. Fold down the bias tape covering the seam and slip stitch to the zipper on the inside of the case. Repeat for the other side.

12. Baste together front and back side of the case.
13. Attach the bias tape.

14. Make the zipper pull.

I had these two cute Disney buttons handy - a generous offer from a British friend. I wanted her to have them, but she was convinced I was going to find a good use for them. I am so thankful for these. They are a perfect charming addition to the case and keep the two friends together on the front.

If you haven't read the book, you could spend a wonderful time discovering that it is not only about the stories from the Disney movies, but so much more.

I think I will never be able to grow completely, until I have my daughter and her contagious love for gentle characters around. She inspire me to stay happy and believe in magic. How difficult this could be?

Hope you get inspired by the book you love and share with me.

Thank you for being my guest,
♥ Ivelina

Listening to Carly Simon "With a Few Good Friends" while writing this post :)))


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    1. These two friends are amazing! They can make anything look beautiful! Thank you for the nice complement. Maya! ❤