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DIY: sew an embroidered glasses cosy

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Somewhere last week I finished something I had been embroidering on for a while. I have been totally absorbed in embroidery since I first joined TAST at the beginning of this year and I have to admit, since finishing this piece I am just a little fed up with it. For now, because I’m sure it will come back!

Studio Paars glasses case cosy brillenmapje briletui

I had intended this to be a Tutorial so when I started I took tons of pictures, but as it progressed I kept forgetting to make more. So now it’s Sort Of A Tutorial.
I started with two pieces of felt for the outside, and two pieces of a very soft fabric for the inside (to protect the glass), a button, a bit of felt for the tag with the buttonhole in it, and some felt shapes. All the felt and the button were part of a recent gift I received, and I liked the idea of using them together to create something really REALLY bright and colourful.

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Studio Paars glasses case cosy brillenmapje briletui

First I embellished the felt pieces (here’s where I forgot to take pics). This took up the most time.
Then I used a buttonhole stitch to sew each layer of felt to a layer of the fabric for the lining. On one of them I  sewed the tag piece by placing it between the two layers before stitching.

Studio Paars glasses case cosy brillenmapje briletui

Then I used a simple running stitch to stitch everything together, leaving open one of the shorter sides, and a bit extra down the longer sides (for easy access).

Studio Paars glasses case cosy brillenmapje briletui

Lastly I cut the buttonhole in the tag and sewed the button in place. I have to admit I’m not completely happy with this bit, might have to change it someday.

Studio Paars glasses case cosy brillenmapje briletui

It’s not exactly a glasses case (more of a glasses cozy) since there’s no padding, but all the felt and fabric layers make it pretty sturdy so I feel comfortable putting my glasses in there.

Studio Paars glasses case cosy brillenmapje briletui

Studio Paars glasses case cosy brillenmapje briletui

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