It’s getting warmer you guys and I, for one, couldn’t be more excited about getting outside and thawing out for a bit. But after about the hundredth time of pulling my sunglasses from the bottom of my bag only to find them scratched up and sticky (I don’t even know…), I decided it was time to craft something to keep them in tip top shape.
So today I’m sharing a little DIY sunglasses case. Unlike the rest of my DIYs this one is no-sew (!!!) and it’s perfect for all you anti-sewing-machine crafters out there. And it only takes 10 minutes.
Cotton fabric (I used cotton canvas)
Industrial strength glue
Needle and thread
- Cut two 9 x 6 inch pieces of cotton canvas.
- Lay one piece of canvas flat on your ironing board. Next place fusible tape on 3 edges and lay the other piece of canvas over top creating a fabric sandwich with the tape in between. Using an iron set to medium-high heat, iron each side for 30 seconds, moving periodically to prevent burning.
- Trim the edges and then turn the whole thing inside out.
- Fold the top edge inside and tuck several small pieces of fusible tape under the folded edge. Iron like you did before.
- Cut your felt to resemble an eye and lashes. I did this by cutting a small circle, two slight 'S' shapes and then some lashes. I then assembled them together to look like one open eye and a winking eye. Use the industrial strength glue to affix them to your case.
- Next hand-sew a button to the front.
- Braid 3 pieces of embroidery floss until it's about 6 inches long. Hand sew that to the inside of the back piece of the case.
- Tuck sunglasses inside and close the case by wrapping the thread tightly around the button.