Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A "Quick" Eyeglass Case

I admit - I am terrible with my sunglasses. I pretty much abuse them. I throw them in my purse with no protection and allow my keys and miscellaneous flotsam to drift around them. Shockingly I recently discovered all my sunglasses look REALLY bad. (I wonder why?!?!) So I had to get a new pair. And since I didn't want my new sunglasses to look like my old ones, I decided to whip out a really quick sunglass case to carry them in my purse.

I don't have a picture of me crocheting the case, but I pretty much just chained until the length felt right and then made a large rectangle. For the length I just crocheted until the case held my glasses and had plenty left over for a long flap to cover the front of the case. This will make sense if you look down a couple pictures, but I pretty much folded it in thirds and crocheted the first and second third together to make a pouch - and the third fold was the flap. I made this in Lion Brand Cotton and crocheted it with 5.00 (H) hook.

After I had my case all together I decided to go one step further and line the case to protect my new glasses even more. I had some scraps of flannel in my fabric bins, so I just grabbed a chunk of flannel and did a really quick sloppy stitch job on my machine.


Here is a picture of the Flannel pocket inside out . I did a little top seam on each top and then did a side seam on each side. I had washed and ironed this a long time ago - which is part of why I chose to use this scrap. And since the outside of the case is cotton - this is in theory machine washable and dryable if I ever spill on it.



I flipped my crochet case inside out and then flipped my flannel liner right side out. I inserted my crocheted case inside my flannel liner and did a simple hand stitching around the edge of the liner to attach it to the case. I used a thick nylon thread and held it double to get a really strong attachment. After the liner was sewed in, I simply flipped it around and then sewed a little button on. The crochet is open enough that I don't have to worry about a button hole. And the liner protects the glasses from the scratching of the button.


And Ta Da! Finished eyeglass case!



The case is slightly larger than  my glasses - so I think it will adapt well to different glasses. The Black cotton should keep pen marks and finger smudge appearance to a minimum. And the flannel liner will probably rub my glasses clean for me as I carry them around.


Here is a picture of my glasses in the case. As you can see the button is at the limit. I should have put the glasses in the bag and then decided where to sew on the button, but it still works.

I really was just going to "quick whip out" a glass case and was not trying to create a masterpiece or anything. I have a tendency to get overwhelmed by projects and it will prevent me from doing things sometimes, so I really went into this with a light heart and little planning. I am pleased with the results!

4 comments:

Knitting Nix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Well done you! Very nifty :)

Hippywitch said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Ooo fancy! Love the lining too, very posh :-)

Happy Easter!
love Lori xx

LiteraryLadybug said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Knitting Nix Thank you! I am happy to have made something that I can really use. :)Happy Weekend!

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@Hippywitch Thanks so much! Happy Easter to you too! :)

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