MY DIY | Envelope Laptop Case








A couple weeks back, I was got the amazing opportunity to host a DIY workshop for some of the super talented designers of Minted’s newest feature, printed fabric.  We got to play with all their new textiles to create one of my favorite past DIY projects, an Envelope Laptop Case. I have to admit, I was pretty blown away by what these women created, the mixing of patterns was  incredible.  I  whipped up one of my own, using this ridiculously cute print. Although I will admit, the options made it tough to pick!! What’s your fave? Step and supplies after the break..

The details: Make your own dip dyed painter here!


What you need:
Your choice of amazing fabric from Minted
Felt cut to size
Crafting slide buckle
Fabric glue
Paint brush

What to do: 
Follow the step below, or watch my tutorial here! 
Lay the laptop flat on the felt, and use a marker to trace around the computer. Remove the laptop, and place it directly above the outline you have just created to make a new outline. Repeat this step once more so that you have a column of three rectangles that are equal to the dimensions of the laptop.
The side panels are created by dividing the length of the laptop in half.  For example, my laptop is 11”, so I made the side panels 5.5” long. Make the guides at a 45 degree angle stemming from the middle rectangle. Cut the felt template out.
Layout your favorite fabric from Minted to create the outside of the case; I used this colorful print. Place the felt on top of the fabric and use your marker to create an outline that is 1” wider than the felt outline. Cut around the new outlines.
Snip the corners the inside corners of the material, them fold the excess 1″ of material over and glue to the felt.
Cut a piece of material to cover the inside flap,  and glue to the felt.
Take your ribbon of choice and wrap it around the case to guarantee that you have enough material. Use fabric glue to attach the ribbon to the back of the case. With the ribbon that is peaking out from the bottom of the case, weave the crafting slide through. Secure the slide in place by applying fabric glue to the ribbon and folding it up towards the case.
Slip the ribbon from the top through the slide to fasten the case.



The project was make in collaboration with Minted. Thank you so much for supporting the sponsor who make I SPY DIY possible! 




  1. Noma says:

    Lovely, will definitely try it out. Beautiful colours and pattern.

    Check out my fashion blog @ xo

  2. Love the fabric you chose. Minted has so many different options I always get lost browsing their site. Lol. Super cute project btw.

  3. Megs says:

    OMG – I love this. You make everything look so simple! i literally want to try everything on your blog!!


  4. Nadya Elvina says:

    Super cute idea! Will try it out someday 🙂

  5. Jade says:

    I was going to buy myself a laptop case because my laptop definitely cannot be packed for a trip in my laptop bag its way too chunky… going to give one of these a go instead 🙂 Thank you! x

  6. Ignaura says:

    It looks so easy it scares me… So so so cute!

  7. Sherry says:

    absolutely adorable! Love polka dots! Can you tell me where the journal came from? It is so cute too! Thanks!

  8. Love this, definitely going to try it xx

  9. Nicole says:

    That’s adorable! I love the dot pattern.

  10. Steph says:

    WOW! I LOVE LOVE how it turned out!!


  11. les says:

    love this DIY but also, what nail polish are you wearing because OMG!!! i absolutely love it!!!!!

  12. Kirsty says:

    Loved this! I’ve been looking for a laptop case for a while now (one that’s not hideously dull!), but I’ll definitely be making my own now! Thanks so much 🙂

  13. Delaina says:

    I love this! My current laptop case is ugly and falling apart! Definitely will be trying this!

  14. Nat says:

    I totally loved it! Right now i’m trying to do it, but i’ve got a macbook pro! Let’s see how this ends lol

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