Getting the Dimensions for a Custom Size

As promised, we're giving you the powers to make your own custom-sized Sketchcase at no extra cost. And as you probably already know, with great power comes great responsibilities. It is your responsibility to order correct size but don't worry. It's really simple.

Please note that custom sizes for single quantities are only available until December 1, 2017.

Getting the width and height

IMPORTANT: We recommend adding 0.5cm - 2cm margins, depending on the curvature of the laptop (Adding margins means making it smaller than the actual dimensions).


Sketchcase with margins

You have two options to get the dimensions:

  1. Measure the width and height of the laptop lid using a ruler.
  2. Search for the manufacture specifications online.

In this guide, we'll search for the manufacture specifications. Find the model number on the bottom of your laptop and search for the dimensions on Google

(eg. apple macbook pro 15 retina 2013 dimensions).

Search on Google

Apple MacBook Specifications page

We're going need the width and height (or depth in this case) in cm (Not inches).
width: 35.89cm
height: 24.71cm

Next, add margins to the dimensions. We'll use 1cm for this example. You simply subtract 1cm from the dimensions above.
width: 34.89cm
height: 23.71cm

Getting the Corner Radius

We marked this section as optional because most of our early customers were happy with 1.24cm corner radius. You may not get the full coverage but a lot of people actually liked the unique look. If you're wondering where the 1.24cm came from, it's the corner radius of MacBooks.

Sketchcase with rounded corners

If you like this design, just go with 1.24cm. If not, we also made a tutorial on how to measure the corner radius.

What you'll need:

  1. Your laptop
  2. Ruler
  3. Pen
  4. Piece of paper
  5. Something flat and rigid (cardboard, book, etc)

picture of the required materials

Step 1. Trace a corner of the laptop lid on to a piece of paper

Tracing the laptop lid

Result of the traced line

Step 2. Extend the flat lines on both sides.

Extend the flat lines

Step 3. Measure from the start of the curve to the intersection. Please use cm and not inches.

Measuring the corner radius