I mentioned in the previous post about finishing my laptable for my laptop (say that 5 times). Well I'm happy to say I've finished it! My husband finished these boards quite some time ago, but I didn't follow through with the cushion part 'til now.
|cushion face that will rest on lap|
|bottom that will hook & loop to board|
|attached to board|
|ready to use|
So without turning this into a tutorial what I did to make the cushion was measure the board at the narrowest part of the width and height to get my measurements. I stitched the fluffy part of the hook and loop to the bottom of the cushion. I did this because, if I wash it when I remove it from the board, I didn't want any clothes or towels etc. to stick to it. After sewing it together I filled it with beanbag plastic pellets and shredded foam. I hot-glued the other part of the hook and loop to the board. The easiest way to do this if you don't want to measure is to attach it to the part that's on the cushion, flip it over onto the board and glue a little at a time from one end to the other. I made four cushions, two for me and two for DH. So when one is being washed, we can attach the extra cushion to the board. I place my laptop a little more to the left on the board; gives me room to use a mouse on the right-hand side..
What would I do differently? I would probably use styrofoam pellets instead of the plastic pellets, only because the styrofoam is lighter in weight and the cushion feels a bit heavy with what I used.
It is however working fine for me other than the color; think I'll paint the board another color. Hehehe.
Aloha for now,