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Monday, April 23, 2018

DIY Felt eyeglasses case

This padded felt eyeglasses case was made at the request of a friend. She gave me the approximate measures she wanted but gave me total freedom with respect to materials and colors. Because I love working with felt, it was a an easy choice for me. And because I know she loves everything Irish, I managed to find a piece of Irish green felt in my stash and decided it was just perfect.

DIY Felt eyeglasses case

Because I wanted the glasses case to be padded to offer more protection, I added lining and batting.




You can see below the pieces of fabric I used. The felt is long enough to fold into the case and have a folding flap. Batting and lining are the same size - minus the flap.


DIY Felt eyeglasses case


First I folded the lining piece right sides together (with the batting on top) and sewed the sides.

DIY Felt eyeglasses case


Then I did the same with the felt, turning it inside out after sewing. Before sewing, though, I added a bit of lacy ribbon.

DIY Felt eyeglasses case

Once both pieces were sewn, I placed the lining inside the felt case, folded the the edges in and hand-stitched all around.

DIY Felt eyeglasses case
  
DIY Felt eyeglasses case

DIY Felt eyeglasses case


Then I decided to round the flap a bit to make it prettier.

DIY Felt eyeglasses case


Once that was done, I added a cute button and cut a small slit on the flap for the buttonhole (this is one of my favorite things about using felt - just being able to cut and not worry with fraying).


DIY Felt eyeglasses case

DIY Felt eyeglasses case

And here is the finished product, inside and out:

DIY Felt eyeglasses case


DIY Felt eyeglasses case

DIY Felt eyeglasses case

This was my first experience making an eyeglasses case. With lots of people in my family wearing glasses, though, I'm thinking it may be useful to make a few more to use as gifts of Christmas and birthdays...

Happy Monday!

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