Make Your Own Glasses Case
Hi all! Johanna here with a project for us four-eyes who tend to lose glasses like it’s an Olympic sport. It seems like I buy a new pair of glasses every week and I still don’t have a pair when I need them, especially if I’m looking through the bottomless black hole of my purse.
You’ll want to choose a ribbon that is wide enough to function as a case, so I chose May Art’s 4” solid/wired/wrinkled ribbon in fuchsia. As an added bonus, this ribbon is wired and thus molds really easily into the shape you want and stays put!
The supplies you’ll need are:
- 1/2 yard May Arts 4” Solid Wrinkled Wired ribbon
- 1 yard May Arts 5/8” Velvet Animal Print ribbon
- needle and thread matching your ribbon color
- key ring
- glasses, if you can find them
To get started, lay your wired 4” ribbon down flat on your workspace, and fold to form a case about the length of your glasses. Make sure the back half is about 4 inches longer than the front, so that you can fold it over to keep the case closed. Once you have the right length, trim the excess off and cut the same length from your Velvet Animal Print ribbon, plus about 10 inches. The reason for the extra 10 inches is that you’ll need excess velvet ribbon to tie into a bow as the closure for your case. Now sew your velvet ribbon to your wired ribbon, keeping it centered all the way up. Leave an extra 5 inches off each end to tie later, like this:
Blog post by: Johanna Descoins