Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Tuesday Threads with Karen Day

Hello Ai Sewing fans!
It's the August edition of Tuesday Threads with Karen.
 I've sewn a few larger projects for my sewing room over the last few months, so I decided that it was time for something quick & easy... and more of a personal item.  Here is my attempt of a quilted sunglasses case that I found on Pinterest (here):
 I started out by drawing out my pattern on a piece of paper, metric & standard measurements as shown:
 I cut the pattern out of two different fabrics from the Shop Hop collection designed by Ai owner/illustrator, Bonnie Krebs - available through Henry Glass Co.  I also cut a slightly larger piece of Therm O Web's Heat 'n Bond High Loft Fusible Fleece that I sandwiched between the two fabrics.
 I taught myself how to do a "stippling" pattern of free motion quilting with my sewing machine - which is an irregular squiggle pattern that you create by twisting and turning the piece to be quilted, as you sew.  I didn't have the right presser foot for my sewing machine, so I did the best that I could with my regular foot.  Here's a better shot so that you get the idea:
 I sewed a contrasting colour of bias tape around the perimeter of my shape, adding in a loop that will hold the case together when it's finished.  I flipped it over and hand sewed the bias tape on the underside for a clean finish.
 I folded the sides together as shown below, and stitched across them, about 2cm (3/4") in from each point.  When you turn the case right side out, these form little square bottom corners that give the case some shape, and allow it to sit upright.
I slip stitched the side edges of the bias tape together, and anchored the opening with a whip stitch to secure the ends - this will keep the glasses snug inside the case:

 And finally, I sewed a button on that will keep the case shut when the loop of bias tape is secured over it:
 This was so fun to sew!  It makes a great afternoon project, and would be a great gift for a Girlfriend.
Happy Sewing everyone!


10 comments:

  1. This is adorable! I think every woman needs one of these.

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  2. This is adorable! I think every woman needs one of these.

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  3. Love that material and what a cool design for a glasses case! Love it.

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  4. Wow. I love how you quilted the fabric and the bright bias tape Great way to showcase the material

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  5. Wow this glasses case is adorable and I love that material!!

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  6. I love love love this! Let me know when you start to sell them!

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  7. Oh my goodness gracious!!! This couldn't be any more adorable!!! LOOOOVE!!!!

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  8. I just love everything about this project! I could only imagine the reaction when people see you pull this out of your purse. Jil

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