This case will protect your spectacles with style! Featuring pintucks and decorative stitches it’s easy to make. Why not make one for yourself and one to give as a special gift?
Materials and Supplies:
- Brother Sewing machine
- SA179 Pintuck foot with cord guide
- Basic sewing notions including two spools of good quality thread to match fabric
- 2mm Twin needle for sewing pintucks
- Cording for corded pintucks
- Embroidery thread for decorative stitching
- Fabric for eyeglass case: One piece of fabric measuring 6-inches wide X 16-inches long for outside of case, one piece of thin batting measuring 6-inches wide X 16-inches long for backing outside piece. One piece of fabric measuring 5-inches wide X 15-inches long for lining case
Instructions for Creating Eyeglass Case
- Mark evenly spaced lines on the outside piece for sewing pintucks. In this example lines were drawn 1 ½-inches apart. See Figure #1.
- Set up machine for twin needle sewing with the 2mm twin needle, making sure that the machine is set for sewing in the center needle straight stitch position.
- Feed cord through guide. See Figure #2.
- Replace bobbin cover with cord guide cover. Stitch rows of corded pintucks along marked lines. See Figure #3a, #3b, and #3c.
- Press piece and layer batting on the wrong side. Remove twin needle and change machine for sewing with decorative stitches. Select a decorative stitch and sew between rows of pintucks. See Figure #4.
- Press and trim outside piece to equal 5-inches wide X 15-inches long.
- Place outside piece and lining right sides together with all edges matching. Sew each short end using a ½-inch seam allowance. Press short seams open.
- Next, re-fold the piece so the short seams are matching in the center. Pin layers together marking off a space on the lining to keep open for turning. See blue lines below:
- Sew sides with a ½-inch seam allowance, turn right side out through opening, and press. See below:
- Tuck lining inside and carefully press to finish. Enjoy!
- Measure your glasses and adjust measurements to fit various size glasses.