Need a little protection for your netbook, iPad, or Kindle? How about a no-sew fold-up case made from a single placemat and some strategically-placed iron-on Velcro? I made this project for the Holiday Craft-a-Long currently going on in blogland. My tutorial can be found at According to Kelly, along with other no-sew craft projects perfect for holiday gifting (why yes, it IS time to start working on holiday gifts!). Sewing projects are being hosted at Skip To My Lou, and baking projects are at A Southern Fairytale. [click here for full instructions for the netbook case]

My netbook case is a great gift for the technophile on your list (read: dad, husband, brothers, who are all hard to craft for!). Use Velcro made especially for no-sew applications that can be fixed with heat. It’s cheaper if you buy it in bulk (and then you can make several cases).

Project Estimate:

Total: $4

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