[ HahnsAtelier Leathercraft ] “Making a Laptop case” Hi, I’m Hahns. How are you doing this weekend? I made a laptop pouch for this week’s project It’s quite simple to make I think it is a good project to try for beginners This is a laptop NT900X3L from Samsung Its size is 35 X 24 X 1.5 cm The pattern was also made for this size If you the model you are using is different in size, change the pattern based on the size of your laptop Now, shall we begin? Let’s go! The pattern is big, so the pattern consists of many pages If you have a printing machine for larger paper, combine the A4-size patterns using Photoshop or Microsoft Paint to print the pattern at once If there is a printing shop around where you are you can print it in A2 My pattern consists of 5 parts in total Prepare a piece of thick paper like calendar paper I used a 170g printing paper Paste the pattern with glue This project is a breeze if you made a pattern Making the pattern is the hard part of the project Cut the paper along the lines I used ANALOG Chrome Cutter Knife. 30-degree blade is good for curves It’s easier if you cut the straight lines first I’ve made all the 5 pieces of the pattern Choose the leather I chose Pueblo leather from Badalassi It’s gray, but looks like dark olive green under light It’s 1.5mm thick (4oz) The detailed information of the supply is in the description Fix the pattern on the leather with a tape IMPORTANT : Don’t put the pattern “C” Cut the leather according to the pattern Turn over the pattern A and put C at the center Mark with a pen I’ll put a reinforcement here 보강재를 꺼내주세요. Here it is I used LB 0.4t for reinforcement Cut it according to the pattern C I came to know only recently that LB is stands for Leather Board Did you know? Well, it seems like I’m the only one Mark where the cover is to be folded Make some cuts along the line like this It makes it easier to put the reinforcement later You need a bond This is Kenda Bond Bond the outer edge of the area for reinforcement. If you’d like to make it hard, you should apply the bond on the whole area Bond the reinforcement, too Remove the middle part on which I made some cuts If you do this you can put the reinforcement right where you want to put it This is the lining I’m going to use Make a pattern for the lining using the pattern C You can use thin leather or suede for lining Put the lining I used B5 Bond for this This one is thicker than Kenda Bond, so it doesn’t get into the fabric Turn over the leather cut out with pattern B, which is going to be the inside of the lid Mark 1cm line along the straight side Skive the leather so that it gets thinner toward the edge so there is no unnecessary bump on the surface of the product Bond this area to put the inside to the lid This bond is Intercom ecostick 1816b You can use Kenda here, as well Kenda is actually stronger I personally like Intercom because it’s oderless But, it’s expensive and damage the leather quickly if it gets on the surface Put the lid and the inside together Now the body, the lid, and the inside of the lid are all combined Cut the pattern C once again This is going to be the front lining pattern Cut out the fabric according to this pattern Mark according to the pattern on the back side of the front part Bonding the front part with the fabric This part(Pattern E) will be pasted like this Skive the straight part of the leather(Pattern E) You need to skive 1cm each side Bond where the leather(Pattern E) is going to be pasted Bond the leather(Pattern E) as well Paste it like this Sand the edges Bevel the corners with an edge beveler The one I used is Palosanto Edge beveler #1 Sew the upper part This cylinder arm sewing machine is Sunstar 380BL I bought it second-hand, but it’s still in good condition It might be older than me Make some crease on the upper part I used F2.5 tip on an electric creaser Use water to polish the edges You can’t use water to finish on any leather It’s possible only on vegetable tanned leather but I respect edge paint as well I’m going to stamp my logo here This is hot stamping machine from Dream Factory It’s very strong, so you can get a good result even without heating the metal plate Now, let’s put the front and back part together Scratch the part to bond to get the two parts combined tightly Bond the area where the front part will be attached Bond the back side of the front part as well Put them together like this Cut the pattern A along the inner lines It’s the pattern for final cutting Put the pattern A at the center Mark with an awl on the leather Cut the leather according to the pattern The corners are thicker now, so cut the parts vertically with a leather knife Sand the edges with a sandpaper Of course, you should bevel the corners, too I beveled both outer and inner corners Sew for the last time I sewed the lower part with the front side up I turned the lid inside out to sew Then, you can see the stitching line when the lid is closed Make creasing lines like this Finish the edges with a leather slicker Here is a simple laptop cover! It’s a simple project, but I tried to give you some of my tips Hope you enjoyed my work Have a nice rest of the weekend! See you next time Thank you very much for watching!