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« on: May 28, 2004 08:37:12 PM »

This is based on a really super dorky fabric glasses holder I had when I first started wearing glasses (like 15 years ago!). I realized I needed some kind of protection for my sunglasses when I throw them in my purse. The ones you can buy are pretty cute, but just not crafty enough for me!





I'll post directions for how I made it if anyone is interested!


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You will need:
- fabric that you like
- felt (I used a thick quilting type felt)
- bias tape, at least 20 inches
- sewing machine
- about 30 minutes

1. Cut a 7"x7" square of the fabric and the felt.



2. Place fabric on top of felt, right side out. Sew in a straight line about every inch to secure the fabric and felt.



3. Pin a piece of bias tape to one side of the square. Don't worry about finishing the ends of the bias tape, they'll be covered up. Sew bias tape down.



4. Fold the square in half to form a rectangle and pin. The side with the bias tape is the opening for your sunglasses.



5. Pin bias tape along the two raw sides of the rectangle. Finish the ends of the bias tape by folding under about 1/2 an inch at each end.



6. Sew down bias tape. You're done!


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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2004 11:38:46 PM »

hey i would love some directions!

My sunglasses are in desperate nee of crafty styled protection!
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« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2004 06:04:19 AM »

Yeah! Tutorial thingy please!! Grin Cheesy

They're SO cool! Cool
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2004 09:38:09 PM »

i too would like to see a tutorial, very good idea
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« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2004 12:12:30 PM »

Those are nice! Seems like a good starter project for sewing!! Not a lot of sewing but huge amounts of gratification when your done because it looks good and is functional!  Smiley Love the dark blue fabric, it deserves to be made into a matching handbag I feel...
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2004 03:20:33 PM »

very fun. going to make one for sure. just need some bias tape. maybe i'll make some. thanks Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2004 05:37:15 PM »

Cool! Thanks for the tutorial! I will be making some for my friends for sure!
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« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2004 08:51:53 AM »

thanks for the tutorial  Smiley
and your fabrics are great too. Without knowing it, I've been looking for something like this, and I'm going to make one as soon as I've been fabric shopping!! I'll post it here when I'm done.

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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2004 05:59:43 PM »

Thanks and great tute Elecbunny!
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2004 01:54:51 PM »

Finally I have made some sunglasses holders! I don't have a big fabric store close to where I live. All we have is small crafts shops, but they only carry smaller quanta, and of course it gets more expensive. For example the white felt, they only sell in smaller squares, and it's about the same price that you can get 100cmx150cm at the big fabric store... I have finally managed to take a trip to the closest one and bought some various fabric Smiley

Well, to the point -  I have made four sunglasses holders.
The stripey ones are made from canvas originally made for sunbeds, and the polkadotted one was made to match my new purse (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=10335.0) On that one I had to make the bias tape myself.


My dad started hinting that he would like his own sunglasses holder, so I secretly made him one with Superman-print (he kind of has this thing for superheroes...). I've just put it where he keeps his sunglasses and now I'm waiting for him to find it...


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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2004 02:00:31 PM »

I bet if you wanted to be cheap and lazy you could use a pot holder. They have some really cute ones at target and tj maxx. Great idea!!!
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2004 02:55:42 PM »

Hey bagheraa, those are great! I'm sorry you don't have a fabric store nearby, I have to drive about 40 min to go to a good one. When I need a fix, though, I head to the thrift shops and buy things made out of cool fabric and cut them up to make into other things. Easy for this project since you hardly need any fabric.
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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2005 03:33:49 PM »

My dad started hinting that he would like his own sunglasses holder, so I secretly made him one with Superman-print (he kind of has this thing for superheroes...). I've just put it where he keeps his sunglasses and now I'm waiting for him to find it...

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Not that your holders aren't great - they are - but the little thing on the corner of the superman one, where your stitching missed the bias tape? That's what I was worried about happening. Did it happen on all your sunglasses holders? Or to anyone else who's tried this?
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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2005 01:20:09 AM »

Not that your holders aren't great - they are - but the little thing on the corner of the superman one, where your stitching missed the bias tape? That's what I was worried about happening. Did it happen on all your sunglasses holders? Or to anyone else who's tried this?
It didn't happen to all of them, but I had some difficulties keeping the bias in place. When I got it right on the top it was out of line in the back. You can see that I have actually sewed the bias two times on the Superman cover. On the stripy ones I had to rip the seams quite a few times because the fabric itself was very difficult to sew, and the bias tape was harder to keep in place. Of course it gets better with practise, and I found that sewing nice and slow was the best way...
 
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« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2005 04:51:53 PM »

i really like the cases! they are much better that the ones you would buy at a store because they're so original!! great job!
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« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2005 09:51:04 AM »

This tutorial is so great... and I'm glad to have found it!  Grin I'm going to make one for my Grandma because her birthday is tomorrow, but it will be for her glasses and not sunglasses because she only wears them to read but when they're not on her face she sticks them in her pocket (or forgets them at home). This is going to be perfect for her!
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« Reply #16 on: March 18, 2007 11:09:03 AM »

So.... This thread is really old now, but I love this glasses holder!! I'm definetly making some as soon as I get my sewing machine back in order!! Thanks for the tute!!!
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