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

What do you think?

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3 Comments

  1. Dat borduren heb je supergoed onder de knie gekregen zeg! Misschien ook maar eens mee aan de slag. En je hoesje vind ik prachtig geworden, echt waar.
    Fijne week. Groetjes, Anne-Marie

  2. Wow, thanks for all the comments!

    @ little red home: dank je! zeker doen, het is leuk 🙂

  3. Wow, wat een prachtig werk!!!!

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