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Felt Quilted Glasses Case

October 24, 2009

This is a pretty easy project to make a glasses case, or any bag really. And it’s quick, it was completed within the time it took to watch a movie. All you’ll need is:

  • Three colors of felt (or if you’re making a larger bag, any number of colors. For this size, three makes an interesting pattern but isn’t overwhelming)
  • needle and thread
  • fabric scissors
  • ruler
  • marker
  • closing notion (button, snap, Velcro)
  1. Cut Out Your Squares

I decided to make the quilt out of squares that are about 1 inch by 1 inch. You will need one half that’s the height of the glasses, and one half that’s one square higher than that. I found that the front part worked with a 4×3 grid and the back part was 5×3. Therefore 22 squares are needed, 7 of each color with a few extra.

2. Arrange Your First Piece

Decide on your pattern. If you want an easy solution arrange them like this:
Then start sewing by rows.

3. Complete Each Piece

After each row is sewn together, sew the rows to each other. Remember to keep the ride sides facing each other to keep the seams on the inside.

Then repeat step two with the second piece, which is one row taller than the first. You will now have two pieces of quilted fabric.

4. Sew Everything Together

I went into it deciding what size I liked for the squares best versus what size would actually work best to create a case that would fit so I had to trim each of my pieces a little or else my glasses would’ve been swimming in their case.

After that, simply put the right sides together and sew down the sides and along the bottom. Sew a button onto the front and cut a button hole in the top flap, or if you have snaps or velcro attach those instead. And, voila! A unique, handmade glasses case.

Originally written March 1, 2009

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