The Coolest Recycled Tech Cases & Sleeves From Etsy

The Coolest Recycled Tech Cases & Sleeves From Etsy

Taryn Williford
Feb 17, 2011

So you need a laptop case that's water-resistant, but still light and breathable? Flexible, but still super protective and durable? You could spend the rest of your waking hours inventing a wonder material that can wrap around your laptop and do it all for you. Or you could just borrow from another industry and make sleeves out of light, water-resistant, flexible and durable billboard banners, like one Etsy seller did. Plus, Etsy sellers have got tons more upcycled cases for your gear that make the best use of found objects and materials.

Buying an upcycled sleeve not only means you're getting a cool, vintagey case for your phone, camera or iPad, it also means that your case has already proven it can stand the test of time.

Check out our favorite upcycled cases and sleeves from Etsy. And if you're new to this handmade private-seller website thing, be sure to check out our Behind the Blog feature on Etsy.


1. NottyPooch's Laptop Sleeves
Made From: Billboard Banners
How much?: $64 - $69

2. SewMuchStyle's Laptop Tote
Made From: Recycled Suit Coats
How much?: $120

3. CreationsByIngrid's Camera Case
Made From: Magazine Pages
How much?: $6.95 - $8.50

4. Finders & Keeper's iPad and MacBook Sleeves
Made From: Vintage Button-Down Shirts
How much?: $55

5. TilyLula's Custom Laptop Sweater
Made From: Your Old Sweater
How much?: $25


6. Tearful Touch's Phone and Camera Cases
Made From: Ties
How much?: $20

7. Aire Trashion's iPad Sleeves
Made From: Discarded Movie Banners
How much?: $39

8. Betsysstuff's iPad Sleeve
Made From: Capri Sun Drink Pouches
How much?: $20

9. MyGreenMonkeyDesigns' MacBook Case
Made From: Camouflage-Print Cargo Pants
How much?: $32

10. Brindakeydesign's iPad Books
Made From: Vinyl Record Sleeves
How much?: $84.95

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