Eye Glass Case Sewing Kit Tutorial by Sachiko Aldous

Hi, I am Sachiko from Tea Rose Home. On my blog, I share sewing, refashioning, crafting, quilt making, thrifting and sometimes a little bit about my family life and thoughts. Come visit me sometime to see what I am up to. :)

Thank you Benita for having me here today, I am so excited to share one of my projects with you! This is an inexpensive, yet very simple project that you can do in an hour or so.
I hope you enjoy it!

Eye Glasses Sewing Kit

I picked up an eyeglass case at the dollar store the other day with the intention of making this sewing kit case for my niece who started to show interest in sewing. I thought she would like something like this to carry around. :)

Because the eyeglass case you can find might be different size and all, I am not going to give measurements and such. This is a brief how-to-post.

What You'll Need for the Sewing Kit

Eye Glass Case
Fabric of your choice for outside and inside the case
Mod Podge
Sponge Brush
Ribbon to hide the hinge area
Fabric glue (or glue gun)

1. Cut fabric for the inside and outside of the case. For outer fabric, make sure that you have enough to cover the whole thing and tuck inside the case. For inner fabric, cut the edges with pinking shears to prevent fraying.

2. It is helpful to use a small dish and such to trace the curve and cut the corners.

Preparing the fabric

Also, fold the fabric horizontally in the middle, cut into about an inch or so from both sides to make it easier to hold the fabric in around the hinges.

Cut slit from edge

3. Spread the mod podge onto the case evenly and carefully place the fabric. Make sure there are no air bubbles. Then attach the inner fabric in the same manner too.

Cover Case

Cover Case

4. I pasted small ribbons around the hinges area to hide the "ugly" part that I couldn't get quite right. If you don't need it, you can skip this part.

Glue Ribbon

5. Make a small pincushion. All you need to do is measure the inside of the case and decide how big you want the pincushion to be. Don't forget to add an inch or so to the measurement, when you stuff it, the length and width will "shrink" (because it gets puffy). Glue the pincushion inside of the case.

Pin Cushion

Pin Cushion

That's how I made this sewing kit case.

Finished Case

Do you wanna see the inside?

inside Finished Sewing Kit Case

I didn't have any plan when I was making this. I just went with the flow. If I am going to make this again, I think I will try to pay more close attention to the hinge area. You don't want fabric to get bulged up around that area, because the case won't close all the way. I had to redo it a couple times. Keep that in mind, but it is a fairly fun and easy project, not to mention very cheap too! :)

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Thank You Sachiko for sharing the tutorial of how you made your lovely sewing case!

Be sure to visit Sachiko's site here.

 

 

 

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