I located a few of my previously knitted square patches, threaded them together on three sides, added a zip and a trim to the forth and hey presto:
My laptop case! Hoorah! :)
I was soooo pleased with my zip insertion, especially onto knitted fabric. It was an experiment that I think went very well, largely down to using the trim as well. Sadly, the zip was a little too small to fit the laptop in sideways, so I have to wiggle my laptop in every time, like putting on a jumper! Good job the knitted part is stretchy! :)
And here's a pic of my hand sewn trim - a nice satin ribbon :)
I think I will attempt this again in a couple of month's time, but for now, I'm really quite chuffed with my new laptop case. It serves it's purpose, I made it myself and it also explored my sewing/zip inserting skills. Hoorah for sewing and knitting things!