Sunday, 3 February 2008

DOUBLE GLASSES CASE TUTORIAL.

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I have 2 pair of glasses. One for close up and one for distance. Curiously middle distance is fine and I don’t need glasses for just walking around. However, as I do need them for reading, sewing, driving etc I have to carry both with me. This tutorial is for a glasses case that carries 2 pair safely which may mean one pair of glasses and sunglasses.

What you need: 6 oblong shapes of fabric 4 ½ inches by 7 ¼ inches. Two oblongs 5 ½ inches x 3 inches. One Internal (Coin Purse) Flex Frame 3.5" which you can get from here.
1. Once you've cut out your fabric you need to back 3 of the 41/2 x 7 1/4 pieces of fabric. I used iron on Vilene.
2. Take one piece of fabric with backing and one without put right sides together and stitch across the the top. Turn right way and press.
3. Make a sandwich in the following manner: 1 without backing face up, then piece stitched across top, then 1 without backing wrong side up, then 1 with backing face up and finally 1 with backing wrong side up. Make sure the piece stitched across the top is about 3/4 of an inch from the top of the sandwich.4. Either pin or hold sandwich together and stitch along the two long sides and the bottom through all layers.
5. Snip corners and turn right side out.
6. You know how you stitched all the way up on the sandwich? Well now you have to take the stitches out from the top down to the divider (the piece stitched across the top). Push the ends of the fabric under and stitch both sides creating a "v". (Sorry this photo isn't very clear)
7. Take the two 5 1/2 x 3 inch fabric pieces and fold them under by 1/2 inch at both ends. Stitch. Then lay one piece right sides together along the top of one side of the glasses case.

8. When both casings have been attached turn the unattached side under about half and inch and stitch on the inside making a casing wide enough for the flex frame.

9. Insert flex frame and secure ends. Now you are either finished or just about finished. Because I am lazy busy I leave the ends as is. However if you wanted to be picky tidy you can slip stitch the fabric together to hide the flex frame hinges.


10. Admire finished glasses case.


18 comments:

driftwood said...

gorgeous fabric!

Lynne said...

That is beautiful fabric! I love all the bright colors.

Indigo Blue said...

I wear glasses and I think your tutorial is an excellent idea! I am going to raid my stash and have a go.
Best wishes.

Blessed2BeeAlive said...

Very nice, I do not wear glasses, but it has given me idea's on making something smaller, to put my credit cards in. Thank You, Cyndi

Debby Burk Optical said...

That is the prettiest eyeglass case ever!! Do you sell those? Debby loves to include handmade items in her reading glass store. http://www.DebSpecs.com A lot of our customers would love this case!

Bonnie said...

This is very nice. I have been trying to come up with a case for my daughter's sunglasses so that they don't get scratched when she puts them in her purse. I am going to try to make this. I think I was meant to come to your site to see this.

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Hennie said...

I bought some beautiful fabric off etsy, now I know what to make.
Thanks
Hennie

Paola said...

Hi Christina, thank you for taking the time to make and share this tutorial. I was wondering if you can tell me where you buy flex frames? Thanks again,

Paola

Anonymous said...

i'm making this.i no how to sew and am 9 year's old.I got glasses yesterday and am making this!!!

Crazy Bird said...

Thanks for the tut! I love the fabric - who makes it please?
Anne

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

Mimi ! said...

Thanks for the great glasses case! Being a grandma... I need those darn bifocals now! (Where did the time go... where did the eyesight go?!) Thanks for sharing your fabulous skills!
Mimi!

Kathy Bo said...

I love this! I have JUST started using 2 pair, one for reading, the other for computer work... I will have to make one now! God Bless you in all you do!

EverythingIveGot said...

Use this pattern to make a gift for my mother in law's birthday! It looks so nice--thank you!

Collar Craze said...

great tutorial! My mom keeps mentioning making a eyeglass case and this would be perfect! Can you tell me where you got the hinged opener, I have been looking for those for quite awhile but can never find them in a reasonable price range.
Also, if you don't mind, can you check out my tutorial and let me know what you think, it's the first one I have ever made. Thanks!
http://collarcraze.blogspot.com/2012/05/tutorial-how-to-add-inside-zipper.html