Laptop Case Prototype2
So my little experiment incorporating the Agile methodology of designing a partial prototype of a laptop case worked, yay!
The actual designer/seamstress did a great job. She actually went above and beyond. All I asked was to just sew a row in two spots, but she created a cushion using a large stitch width minus the zig zag, seen here. If you have a sewing machine and are capable of making a straight stitch, I say go for it. And if it is not straight or perfect, all the more better. I have no patience so I let an expert handle my work plus I didn't have a measuring tape or ruler, lol.
The two pads fit perfectly. Here is the total cost breakdown:
1 yard of micro suede, which I purchased back in 2005 for my industrial design class costs $36.00. I only use a quarter or a third of the material, so estimating the higher cost comes out to be $18.00.
Batting was only $10.00, which I bought at a cool knitting store in Soho. And it was 100% cotton... amazing. I only used a third, which comes out to $3.50.
Designer/seamstress work: $23.00
I got the case from the Japanese bookstore next to Bryant Park ~$30.00. You don't need a case, just fold the batting in to thirds, and add a zipper. I think my case is as secure as one of those neoprene covers, but I take pride in customizing my work.
They have very cool pens, and I even saw a cork case for an iPad.
Here is the earlier post: