How to Make a Reverse-Applique Eyeglass Casecomments (11) April 28th, 2009
Fabric scraps cause me a great deal of stress. Every time I cut out a new sewing project, I'm left with all sorts of pieces, ranging from tiny bits to half or whole yards. I know I can't keep them all, but where to draw the line? The little guys are great for stuffing (why buy poly-fill when I'm constantly throwing away fibery fluff?), and the bigger they are, the more uses I can imagine! So the only solution that satisfies me is to make projects with my scraps whenever possible to avoid being buried under the ever-growing pile. One of my fave sources of scrappy ideas is Craft Leftovers, so take a look for some inspiration.
I've been looking fruitlessly for a new eyeglass case to protect my sunglasses in my bag for ages, so I finally concluded it was time to make one. Ah-ha, a small sewing project! Perfect for using up scraps. I decided to use three layers of scraps for extra cushioning, and since I was already layering, a little reverse appliqué seemed like a natural embellishment. Here's how I went about it:
What you'll need:
- Your glasses (for size reference)
- At least three scraps that are about three times longer than the glasses and one and a half times as wide
- Tailor's chalk
- Heavy quilting thread
- A needle
- A snap, Velcro, or button for a closure
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