My husband headed back to school this semester to finish his degree. He's been out of school for almost 6 years now, and it's been an adjustment for both of us with him going back. The good part is he's attending classes at the university I work for, so I get to see him a few times a day and usually we have lunch together.
He had been carrying his netbook around in his backpack, or in an old over-sized laptop case that he had to strap it into. That just wouldn't do! So I let him pick out some fabric from my stash and set about making him a hopefully "manly" quilted netbook case. He picked out some antique map fabric, which I had bought when making steampunk potholders for the my awesome swap partner Wulf, in the Potholder Swap earlier this summer. I'll have to remember to post those quilted potholders I made him soon.
The quilting, which is done in purposely wonky stripes, is actually on the inside, so that the outside is nice and sleek looking. I had originally planned to do buttons and button holes on it, but when we were in the fabric store looking around, DH picked out these antiqued bronze clasps instead.