Thursday, July 8, 2010

Reading Glass Cases

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New Friend Fridays

I'm always on the lookout for things I can do away from home, either in the car or to take with me when I travel. I saw this idea somewhere that of course for the life of me I can't remember , so if anyone has an aha moment, let me know .

I love working with felt because it's so forgiving. So I made these felt reading glass cases which were :
  1. Easy
  2. Inexpensive
  3. Functional
I made a pattern out of some scrap printer paper...a basic rectangle with a chunk cut away:


Fold the left side over to line up with the right and do a blanket stitch with embroidery floss. I started on the bottom left, worked my way around the top and then across the fold area. I used the section I cut away to make a double layer of the top which helps when you stitch across the fold. Sorry no pics...I was doing these in the car over the 4th of July weekend.  When you're done with your stitching, freehand cut random shapes to embellish your case (great way to use scraps) and add whatever misc things you have on hand...I have a stash of misc. buttons.  It was  also a great way to use up extra flowers I had left over from another project:

10 comments:

@Home-Mom said...

I agree that felt is so darn cute and easy to work with. I need to find some sales or buy some up quick with all these cute felt ideas I have now.
thanks for more inspiration.

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Becky@whatslifewithoutwhimsy said...

Those are so cute! I wish i had some felt laying around! they look simple enough for me maybe with a blanket stitch i wouldn't stab my fingers as much?

(visiting from NFF)

Kate said...

Hi,

I am visiting from NFF. I really like your blog :) I read a comment somewhere that said: When in doubt, eat chocolate ;)

Have a wonderful Friday,
Kate

LuLu Kellogg said...

Happy Friday Sweet One!

I love these reading glass cases...great idea!

LuLu♥

Lanie Ree said...

Whoa, those are adorable

Robin said...

Love it! thanks for following me and joining Upcycled Awesome!

Jeannette said...

Those are adorable! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today. It was so nice to "meet" you! I hope you are having an amazing Friday.

Lori said...

Adorable!

Rose said...

as we all said CUTE. have a good weekend

jmommy08 said...

Popped over from New Friend Fridays at Girl Creative and I just LOVE these! They look great!

Thanks for sharing!