Showing posts with label Travel Craft. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travel Craft. Show all posts

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Reading Glass Cases

Welcome to those stopping in from
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: