Want a quick project to try over the weekend? This eyeglasses case is it! I love how you can customize it with anyone’s initials. This eyeglass case makes for a great gift for your friends and family. Customize your DIY eyeglass case with your favorite colors and prints. The sky’s the limit! I know that you will enjoy this project. Have fun!
- Fat Quarter Cotton Fabric or ¼ yard of Cotton Fabric
- Double Fold Bias Tape
- ¼ yard Two-sided Fusible Flex Foam
- Fabric Vinyl
- Brother ScanNCut
Sew Eyeglasses Case:
- Cut two rectangles out of your fabric at 8” x 13.5”. On the bottom end of one corner, cut a curved corner.
- Cut one rectangle of your flex foam at the same measurement, 8” x 13.5”.
- Adhere the fabrics to both sides of your flex foam with your iron. Make sure the right side of your fabric is facing out.
- On the long side, pin your bias tape in place. On each end, the bias should extend about ½”.
- Stitch bias tape in place. As you are sewing, don’t forget to fold the ends of the bias tape inside the bias tape.
- Fold your DIY eyeglass case in half and attach the bias tape on the outer edge.
Cut Letters with Your ScanNCut:
- Place vinyl with shiny side down.
- On the ScanNCut, press on pattern
- Press on the letters and choose your font. I chose FO-A001.
- Type in your letters and press ok.
- Adjust size to 1.74” height and pre-set.
- Press Edit, then Edit Object.
- Press on the duplicate button. You want to create two of the same image so adjust the number to 2.
- Now, press the mirror button. Be sure to mirror both sets of letters.
- Click ‘OK’ three times to pass through the menu. Then, press ‘Please Select’ and ‘Cut’.
- Click on the wrench to edit your cut to half cut
- Before making your final cut, test your cut first.
- If your letters come out clean, proceed with your cut. If not, adjust the pressure and test again until it comes out clean.
- Once you’re finished cutting, press ok.
Press Your Letters onto Case:
- Center your first set of letters in the middle of your case. Press in place.
- Place your second set of letters on top but, move it slightly over to create a shadow effect. Press in place.
This article has been republished from Brother Sews USA. The original article can be seen here: http://blog.brothersews.com/sewing/fashionable-custom-eyeglass-case/