Leather products aren’t just pretty or nice to look at. They also have a functional purpose. This isn’t a new trend but actually a very, very old one. In the Stone Age, they knew it already. The leather hides could protect them from the weather but also as a protection for their skin (as I am told… not that I was there personally haha). Nowadays we don’t need such protection by leather hides but there is a reason we still use it as a material. It is so strong and it will last longer than a human life! I therefore wanted to use it for a very precious item (especially if it contains personal valuables on it…) as protection, a laptop case!
Add a little bit of personal touch
There is a brand which has a laptop with a piece of fruit that lights up when you open it (… guess which haha??). And since it isn’t just protection we need, why not give it a little glam? As a little surprise for my love, I wanted to use the ‘laser technique’, I used in this post, once again. So the combination of light and leather is just great but a personal touch is maybe even better. I have therefore designed a laptop case with a cut-out-monogram so when he opens his laptop his monogram will light up.
I started already with my new stationery collection because I just couldn’t wait. So, I have already a few ‘making off pictures’ so you can follow the process of making leather items.
Re-use your techniques
There are a lot of techniques in previous DIY’s you can apply to every new project, like the laser cutting. So check the DIY page every once in a while. Even if you don’t want to make a make-up bag (even though it’s soooo pretty) but you want to use a kiss lock frame, for a wallet for example. You learn the techniques and apply it in your own designs.
But how do you make a monogram? It’s a nice personal touch, don’t you think? This is actually very easy, though you will need a little imagination. But as a little insight, I have prepared a tiny DIY in this post!
How to make your own monogram for your laptop case?
What do you need:
- Your first letters in your favourite font (a classic font is overall the favourite) in print or in Illustrator
- And mix, change sizes (especially in Illustrator or print multiple letter sizes) and try different compositions, play with the shape.
What is your type?
With monogramming there is no right or wrong, so keep trying, maybe the classic font isn’t for you but eventually, you will find your own monogram! Below some more examples…
I will leave it for now, so I can continue on my stationery collection because I hope I can show you something next week (I hope!).