Do you ever feel the need for some instant gratification when it comes to your sewing? I know I do. I was recently searching for a quick project to start and finish and came across this cute little glasses case that fit the bill perfectly. I have one of those hard glasses cases that does a great job but once in awhile when I’m just going for a stroll to the local bistro or to Chapters for a browse for my next read I like to be able to slip off my glasses and put them into my pocket. That hard case is just a little too big and bulky to both carry and slip into a pocket and just putting my glasses into my pocket isn’t great protection from scratches.
I chose two coordinating batiks from my collection for the project.
I’m sorry to say that I don’t remember where I got the pattern from. The pattern pieces however are simple. Both the same shape, one only slightly shorter than the other. Here are the cardboard pieces I cut out from the pattern.
For those of you who would like to make this easy pattern simply cut two rectangles. The first is 9″ X 4 3/4″. The second is 8 1/4″ X 4 3/4″. The circular ends are created using a compact disk. Trace the disk and cut off the excess.
From the pattern pieces cut one each of each of your co-ordinating fabrics and the batting. Lay the batting on your work surface, place the lining right side up and the fabric right side down so that the fabric and lining are right sides together. Using a 1/2″ seam sew all around the edges leaving an opening to turn right side out. Do the same with the smaller pieces. Place the two elements together lining sides in, baste, and blanket stitch with six strands of embroidery floss. Et voila!
Very nice Bonnie, see you in early April for our next Quilt Along meeting.
Wiklins MacQueen said:
The projects you do, big or small, perfect.
Quilt Along, what a lovely name for a quilting group. Nice to have regular group to work with and share projects with.
I’ll look forward to seeing more of your projects. There’s an elegance in the way you present your blog. Artfully done.
Wiklins MacQueen said:
Long time no post. Surely you have some creation you are working at.
You’re right there. Plenty to show. Just can’t seem to get back to the blog. I’m not sure of the reason but I do know I’ll be back. Please be patient.