Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ruffled Sunglasses Pouch!

I have a THING about sunglasses...meaning I ONLY buy cheap ones! Not only am I just to thrify to fork out the cash, but lets face it, they will get scratched, broken or lost eventually! I bought my new glasses for just over $5 bucks at Forever 21 and I love them! The only thing about cheap glasses...they don't come with a case. And if you just throw them in your purse they won't be surviving very long!
I found this cute quilted glasses case at Hobby Lobby for $1.99! Score! It's the kind where you squeeze the top to open it. I have had this fat quarter of fabric for awhile but didn't know what I was going to use it on, I just knew I loved it!

First, I folded the length in half and cut a wide strip {right sides facing in}. Ignore that there are two strips, I was going to do both sides but then decided it would be to much. When the strip is like this, sew around 3 sides of it, leaving one little end open to turn it right side out.

Turn right side out and press. Tuck the open seam under and run it through the machine. Now it is all closed up.
Now you need to run a stitch down the middle of NOT backstitch!

Grab one thread and start carefully gathering the ruffle. Be careful not to break the string.I gathered from both ends and met in the middle. Gather it until it is the length of the pouch.

Here I am laying it out to see if my ruffle is the right length.

Stitch it on by hand with black thread. Make sure you don't stitch through the other side of the pouch, only go as far as your hand {as shown}.When you are done, tie a knot on the inside and you are done!

All done! I love it! AND I love that I don't have to keep my glasses on my head all day if I'm not wearing them. Not bad for $1.99 and a strip of fabric!


1 comment:

  1. The Treasurista said...
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