Fortunetly, I was able to replace the screen to my laptop, when it cracked about a month ago. (By purchasing on Amazon, and having Bryan do the hard labor.)
I knew I was going to have to buy a laptop case to protect the new screen. However, I didn't find any I loved enough to shell out money for, so I decided to make my own.
I found the brown quilter's padding in the remnant bin at Jo-Ann's. The floral fabric is from Fancy Tiger Crafts. Last but not least, an 18 inch zipper that matches the fabric.
First, I traced the perimeter of my laptop with a Sharpie onto card stock. The thickness of the pen, made the outline wider than the laptop, which allowed for seam allowance.
I traced the card stock pattern onto both the quilter's padding and the fabric. I pinned and stitched them together.
To allow the laptop to easily slide in and out of the case, I added a one inch edging between the two side panels.
Install the zipper, ensuring both side panels line up evenly on both sides.
On the first side, pin the edge to the side panel and sew. Turn the case inside out and pin and sew the other side.
All sewn up!
Flip right side out and you are ready to go!