When I was three years old I got my own adult sized bed. And with it my mother bought a ladylike duvet cover for this tiny girl I was. After I started living on my own – with my first double bed, she kept the cover in a wardrobe for years. Recently she gave it to me. She needed the space on the shelf, and thought I wanted to have it for sentimental reasons.
And what did I do with it? Put it back in yet another wardrobe? Instead, I was ruthless and cut it up. I turned it into a lining of this computer sleeve. For me there is no fun in storing things on shelves – I’d rather reuse it and enjoy the lovely blue and white fabric again. It still looks great after all those nights I slept under it. And no, I am not advertising for a certain laundry detergent. I am just showing how you can find something as beautiful as this right under your nose.
I am happy to share that the computer sleeve with the blue butterfly fabric is published in this knitting book: Basic knitting and projects, by Stackpole Books. The all over, diagonal pattern is my design and has instructions for both the iPad size and an 15 inch notebook (for instance a MacBook Pro).
This thirty years old piece of cloth is now a very retro and appealing vintage object, thanks to its delicate butterflies. Ladylike, ain’t it?!
You can buy this wonderful knitting book at Amazon here.
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