Materials Required :
One felt fabric sheet of your favorite colour choice(9" x 12")
Step 1: Cut the fabric pieces.Place your sun glasses and leave half inch allowance on all sides and cut a piece.With that piece as a pattern cut another piece leaving 1.5" inch extra lengthwise on one side for the closing flap.
Measurement I used :
Flap piece(Red) : 4" width & 8.5" Length
Front Piece(Beige) : 4" width & 7"Length
Both can be of same colour of different colours.It is totally optional.
Step 2: We are going to use blanket stitch to close the three sides to make it as pouch.Thread the needle .I used double yarn and doubled it again and secured a knot at the end.Start from the right top.Take your needle and start from the inside of the Front piece to the outside.
Step 3: Now,Insert the needle from outside of the flap piece(Back) to the outside of the front piece(Front) at the same place forming a loop.Insert the needle into the loop and pull lightly to form the first stitch.
Step 4: Leaving a small gap, insert the needle from outside of the flap piece(Back) to outside of the front piece(Front) forming a loop and insert the needle into the loop and pull lightly to complete the stitch.Repeat the stitch in regular intervals to complete all the three side.
Look of the stitches from various angles
|Finished Final look after completing the stitches on all the three sides|
|Button hole Slit|
You can add some embellishments to decorate it.I used hot glue gun and some geometric shapes of felt pieces along with tiny mirrors to add the embellishments.You can get creative with the choice of colour and patterns you use.You can also use printed felt /leather/vinyl to do this.
You can add some beads or pearls after each stitch to make it more decorative.
|Printed felt with beads|
|Vinyl pouch with beads|
When you first start learning to do this stitch make large stitches and practice.Once you get hold of the stitch ,do smaller stitches.I recommend small stitches for this pouch because the temple tips(Oh yes!!Google said me so!!:P,it means edges of the two holding bar that holds the specs.I got you!!Now you are asking to yourself what you would say that ?? :P ) of the sunglasses will poke out through the hole, if you make it large.
|This was my first trial :)|
Hope you enjoyed this weekend's colourful DIY to enjoy your spring and summer.If you are making this what colour will you make ??Feel free to share you comments below or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have fun crafting !!!