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I mentioned that the grand month of September is home to our mama’s birthday. And what’s a birthday without a handmade gift, right?
Now my mom and I are similar in lots of ways: our passion for reading, our love of running, our affection for organizing. So this year (after seeing this terrific embroidered glasses case by wee folk art), I decided that a ruffle-y, felt-y glasses case might be just the ticket for holding my mama’s reading glasses.
Here are the simple directions to make one too:
– one piece of felt or wool felt
-15 squares of 2″x2″ chiffon
-18″ of ribbon
-thread and sewing machine1. Make four chiffon ruffles using the ruffle tutorial by katiedid.2. Gather the ruffles into a ‘flower’ and stitch onto a circular piece of felt. Set aside.
3. Sew a ribbon casing across the top of the piece of felt.4. Sew around two edges of the felt (don’t sew up the ribbon casing or you won’t be able to put a ribbon through it), making a ‘drawstring bag.’5. Thread a ribbon through the ribbon casing.6. Hot glue the flower ruffle onto the glass case. Give your mama (or someone else) a fabulous, ruffle-y, handmade glasses case for her birthday.
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Very pretty! I certainly could use a glasses case…and that one would be lovelier than my boring old one…Hmmmm….I've got felt! And I'm learning how to sew! 🙂 (maybe I'll get the courage and try making one)
Jared and Delia says
So thoughtful, cute, yet easy. Love it!
That looks really cute—I wear glasses but only take them off if I am hiking and then I hang them somewhere on me!! Well, when going to bed I have them on my nightstand and have them so I can grab them quickly!! So no cases for me–it would be nice for someone that only wears reading glasses!
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Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking says
very cute… this would be a great Christmas gift idea for the parents. thanks…
Its So Very Cheri says
That is so cute, you could do really cute stockings for Christmas.
Jennifer Juniper says
My sunglasses are fat when folded up and I can't fit them in my case, what a great way to make my own 🙂
The Persimmon Perch says
Great case! I need to make something similar for a toddler eating mat. It must have static (though it's rubber) because it collects tons of dirt from life. Sometimes I think it is grosser than the table! Your case looks great.