Professional Sewing Machine
be over emphasized. The number one reason
sewing machines breakdown is neglect. But you
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discover the secrets of sewing machine repair
for yourself. This ecourse is designed to
lead the beginning sewer step by step to
understanding how the sewing machine works, how
to maintain it, and how to service it. This 240
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your learning, a step by step workbook is
provided with the ecourse.
the tips and tricks the pros use to maintain,
service, and repair sewing machines.
special collection of manufacturer's parts and
service manuals are provided for educational
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sewing machine repair.
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To Sew A Padded Laptop Case
Crafters can create a great
solution for the new TSA regulations and not
have to remove their laptops from a nice,
padded case. With simple sewing skills, you can
breeze right through security.
A simple, padded tote bag
should do the trick!
* Fabric- You can use one or
two colors if you like (one for the lining and
one for the outside.) Use a more sturdy fabric
for the outside of the tote bag.
* Quilt Batting
* Interfacing Materials
* Thread in complimentary
* Sewing Machine
1. Pre-wash and iron your
2. Measure your laptop
around from the hinge of the laptop to the
front and back again (length). Measure the
width of your laptop plus the height of EACH
3. Add an inch to the width
and height of your measurements. Cut your
lining from this measurement.
4. Cut the outer layer of
fabric inch larger all the way around.
5. Using the smaller piece
of fabric as your guide (the lining), cut two
layers of quilt batting.
6. Cut a piece of
interfacing material the same size.
7. With a standard seam
allowance, sew three sides of the outer fabric,
leaving the top open, and miter the
8. Sew the miter tips to the
9. Turn this material inside
out and make sure the fabric fits your laptop.
If so, hooray! Continue.
10. Sandwich the batting
between the interfacing the lining fabric,
aligning the three layers.
11. Quilt the layers
12. Sew three sides of the
quilted layer, again leaving the top open.
13. Cut interfacing and
batting close to the seam.
14. Again, miter the corners
and sew the tips to the seam line.
15. Slide your laptop into
this quilted layer and then into the outer
layer. Does it fit? Hooray!
16. Cut the inner layer two
inches from the edge of the laptop and the
outer layer two inches from this edge (the new
inner layer edge).
17. Fold the outer layer of
fabric in on itself and again over the inner
layer and pin.
18. Sew along the folded
edge, right above the lining fabric, around the
inside of the bag.
19. Cut five inch wide
strips of the outer fabric for the handles from
12-20 inches long based on how long you want
them. Twelve inches will make a short tote and
longer will make a shoulder strap. Measure for
your own comfort.
20. Fold one edge of the
handle strip into the center and iron to stay.
Fold the other edge into the center and iron.
Fold in half again and iron. Repeat for other
21. Top stitch around the
edges of the handles.
22. To properly place the
handles on your bag, measure the top opening of
your bag and divide in thirds. Place a pin in
the fabric at each third.
23. Place the ends of the
handles just outside each marking pin and pin
in place. Fold the ends of the handles under
and pin again.
24. Topstitch the handles in
25. Trim any excess threads
and you are done with a basic, padded
tote/shoulder bag for your laptop!
26. You can decorate your
tote with embroidery (embroider the cut, outer
fabric before assembling), needle felted
flowers, or use fabric paint and freezer paper
for a stenciled design (how to here).