Two little laptop bags!
This is the first time I have ever done something like this. My husband requested a laptop cover for his mom's new mini that she was receiving for her birthday. I had the hardest time finding a tutorial that met my needs as I needed some where to store the cord too and none of the laptop cases I found had that.
So first I made one for me. I didn't want to give something crappy to my mother-in-law.
After I finished I had a better understanding of the construction. So I altered it a bit using the same basic math from the previous tutorial.
Ok a lot. I gave it a tab instead of a flap to close it and I made a pocket on the front. I really like this one and so did my mother-in-law. She even got all teary eyed. I was really nice to give something to someone who appreciated handmade gifts.