This laptop cover is so classy and smart. It is so hard to find gift ideas to make for men, but this is a good quality gift. You don’t need a sewing machine for this project as it involves hand sewing embroidery. Follow the link below for the tutorial; http://sweet-verbena.blogspot.co.uk/2011/07/laptop-sleeve-tutorial.html
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