Let me rewind a little bit, because this post was originally supposed to be about my lovely lazy Sunday a few days ago. I played on my new toy a bit to see how it works, I watched videos online, and generally wasted an entire day doing nothing. It was great. Except for not my husband, who was sick, and was the reason why I was doing nothing, because if he was in bed all day I certainly wasn't going to motivate myself to do the household stuff that needed to be done when there were fun things to explore on the interwebs - like this really yummy chicken soup I made from scratch that day.
In my aimless lazy Sunday searching, I decided that I needed a cover for my Chromebook. And I would make it - why not? I had a Sunday to burn, didn't I? So I found a good-looking tutorial, went through my fabric and zipper stash, and started on my path to
There's a reason I don't make anything with zippers in my Etsy shop. It's because every zipper I try to sew looks like a 6 year old did it. It always amazes and disgusts me that I can sew complicated works of art like 17th century court wear or boned corset bodices with hand-set grommets, but I can't even sew a damn zipper in to save my life. So my simple zippered case (the zipper goes around a corner - A CORNER!!! Oh, the humanity...) took much longer than I expected. But here it is, and it looks awesome. Just don't look closely at the zipper...
I picked up this fabric last summer on sale thinking I would make myself a new purse, but I think it makes a great case. The dark swirls are actually chocolate colored velvet - mmm. And I love how the
If - and that's a BIG if - I ever make another one* I will skip the curved zipper and just do a plain straight one. My straight zippers at least are at a 10 year old's level.
* Do not ask me to make one for you, or why I don't sell them on Etsy. Seriously, did you just read this post?