Sunday, August 20, 2023

Little Twin Stars Quilted Laptop Sleeve

I have a friend who loves Little Twin Stars. I knew about this Sanrio character because my sister had it on her dresser (jewelry boxes). I'm glad I found Little Twin Stars fabric online. I only got a meter because it's expensive! There's probably a lot more options available in Japan. 

After storing the fabric for a few months, I finally decided to make a laptop sleeve for my friend. I asked her what kind of laptop she was using. Then I worked out the measurements and design. I asked help from my son to help me choose the colors of the fabric. I wanted to make sure the colors would complement the Little Twin Stars fabric. 

I made the design simple, to make sure the Little Twin Stars fabric is noticeable. The challenging part in assembling this quilted laptop sleeve is figuring out how to properly add the pocket. I wanted the wadding to be continuous to add strength to the sleeve. 

I'm glad I didn't rush to finish the project because I was able to make the sleeve stable. I was also able to add velcro discreetly. I didn't want stitches for the velcro to show on the flap. I'm happy how it turned out, I just hope my friend's laptop fits!

Here's the tutorial:

The steps:

1. Plan and design.

2. Create the inner panel and pocket. Sandwich the pocket with wadding and bind the top. Join the inner panel and pocket at the bottom.

3. Piece together the flap.

4. Piece together the back panel. 

5. Join the back panel and flap. Then join the inner panel with pocket. 

6. Sandwich with wadding. Stabilize with pins and then quilt. Don't quilt the flap yet. 

7. Add velcro to the flap and pocket, then quilt.

8. Finish with binding. 


Little twin stars fabric

4 pastel solid color fabric

backing fabric





13.5" x 10" 


Wednesday, August 9, 2023

DIY Blender Quilt Cover (Cat with Tail)

Decided to use the "cat with tail" pinterest inspired design to make a cover for my blender. The challenge in making this project was figuring out how to attach the tail to the cover, so I procrastinated for awhile before I continued the project. 

Finally finished the quilt cover early this week. I added a back pocket for the cover for added storage. I just used the same denim strips to combine the two ends of the cover. It worked out pretty much like the KitchenAid quilt cover and the food processor cover. Now I have three cute cat quilt covers in my kitchen! 

A friend suggested I should make cat potholders to match the quilt covers. I think I'll do that too! 

Here's the tutorial:

The steps how I combined the different sides:

1. Create the following parts of the cover: front cover with design, the back cover with pocket, and the main cover (this is the one that combines the front and the back).

*I've included in the tutorial video above how to make the bowtie.

2. Attach the tail to the cat. 

3. To make it easier to bind the whole cover. Sew the three parts together. 

4. Bind :)


fabric (various blue denim patchwork fabric)
buttons for eyes
white fabric for the bowtie
fabric for binding
wadding (I used a comforter we retired)
backing fabric


6" x 9.5" x 16.5"