I have been amassing quite an extensive collection of fabric samples lately. I hate to throw them out because I obviously loved them enough to acquire a sample. If I was a quilter I'd have a beautiful blanket but I'm not so I settle for little things. I needed a new case for my oversized sunglasses that don't fit into the hard cases so that became project #1.
Start by assembling your fabrics and glasses to get an idea of what size you will need to end up with.
So many combinations. Hmmm, what to chose?
I wanted to line the fabric pieces with felt that I had leftover from another project to give my glasses a nice cosy bed. I sewed the felt and fabric together with the right side facing in. Once I sewed them I flipped them right side out.
Sew on your contrasting fabric. Easy peasy, right? Yes until it came time to use the automatic button hole device on the sewing machine. Automatic button hole is code for torture-of-the-mind-and-soul-for-endless-hours. Only because I had no other option for a post did I persevere through the agony until I accomplished a very lame button hole. Sew the 2 sides together, add button and voila.
Next week I'm going to share 2 other and much simpler uses for leftover samples.