#intel2in1 diy: Painted Floral Laptop Case (Sponsored by Intel)

Nothing makes me happier than creating something that is both unique and functional. Practically half of my belongings are handmade, so it only makes sense that I DIY a laptop case – am I right? I do a lot of my freelance work and blogging on my HP Pavilion x360 2 in 1 laptop (it can convert into a tablet!), so I knew I had to find a way to protect it with style. My 2 in 1 will prove to be especially useful during my California-Colorado trip at the end of August. I have a feeling I’ll be gathering a LOT of inspiration and ideas during this week long endeavor, so you know that means I need to keep my convertible PC safe and sound. Keep reading to see how I dressed it up!


What I Used:– Thrifted Leather Pants (just a few dollars at Salvation Army!)
– Fabric Scissors
– Wide Elastic Banding (typically used for waist bands, etc.)
– Thread and Sewing Machine
– Silver Liquid Gilding & Thin Paintbrush (optional)
– Straight Pins

The upper portion of the one pant leg was the perfect width for my laptop (roughly 8.25 inches x 12 inches)!

I inserted the laptop directly into one of the legs, and found the exact area that it fit snugly (not too tight and not too loose) on either end.

Next, I cut the leather on each side, leaving an extra 2 inches. I also cut away the lining.

At one end, I folded the edge inwards about 1 inch (2.54 centimeters). I kept the fold in place with straight pins.

I turned the entire thing inside and out, and sewed across the other end to close it up.

After turning it right side out, it looked a little like this!

To hold the case in place, I sewed together the ends of a 26 inch strip of wide elastic trim.
I was actually going to keep it really simple, but decided to use silver gilding to paint brush embroidery inspired flowers. The technique is adapted from a cake decorating method, one that I showcased in a past project (Painted Floral Purse).


I’m in love with the finished project. I’m a sucker for anything black and metallic, so this is right up my alley. You can always use a different (thick) fabric for your case, but I like the water resistant surface of the leather I used. Can’t wait to bring along both the case and 2 in 1 on my much needed vacation!Xo, Kirsten

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