Sunday, March 27, 2011

French Postcard Toile Eyeglass Case


While working on a project,
I had some valuable leftover scraps.
I thought I'd make a quick little project.
(Cause we all love quick little projects!)
I started with a French postcard from 

I hand copied portions of the postcard onto 
leftover paint cloth fabric using a permanent marker.
Then I cut out a piece of old quilted toile the same
size as my paint cloth for a lining.


I sewed the pieces right sides together on the 
side I want to be my opening. Then I folded the right
sides together and sewed around 3 sides leaving one
open for turning inside out.


After turning it inside out, I sewed
the last side closed. 
(see arrow)


Next, I stuffed the toile side into the paint cloth side.
When it's all finished you will want to iron and steam it flat. 


See, there it is in there...


 And now it's perfect for holding my big sun
glasses, camera or anything else I want to keep
protected from scratches.

(You could make a larger one and it would be a great place for your ipad too!)

Here is a look at another one I made for reading glasses...



The inside is a soft, double thick, striped fabric...




and one more... 



 Ooh-la-la!

Susan 
These are available on 


42 comments:

  1. Such a fun, creative project! Looks great!

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  2. Oh my gosh I love this! I have been thinking I needed to make something like this for my flip camera, I am currently using my sons old christmas sock! LOL Thanks for the idea! Oh and i am having a linky party tomorrow, I would love for you to stop by! Hope to see ya!

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  3. These are adorable...wish I could sew! Glad to see you have a shop...I'll keep these in mind for gift ideas :) Laurel

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  4. Love your blog! Following you from blog hop.. I'm Opal from opalstevens.blogspot.com, hope you can check it out sometime.. :D

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  5. I love those! So creative. These would make a great gift. Will definetely visit your store!

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  6. That's a great idea ... fantastic for the iphone of my son ;) Thank you so much for sharing!

    Tine

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  7. I love your creative mind! And your talented hands for copying the writing from the postcard. C'est magnifique!

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  8. Cute idea! I love, love, love the Graphics Fairy! Thanks for sharing.

    Pam

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  9. These are so great! As someone who wears glasses and hates those generic hard cases, these are super smart and pretty! Coming over from Met Monday.

    Jeanine

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  10. This is soo cute! I need to make cases for my glasses, sunglasses, ummmmm chapstick, yes, and pencils, and ....and.....and....Stopped by from the DittleDattle hop! New follower!

    Jerri
    www.thrownandfired.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi, Susan! My glasses would find a cozy and stylish home in your upscale and clever project. And isn't it fun to find uses for things that could just as easily be discarded? I love this project!
    Thanks for the easy instructions!
    Yvonne

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  12. These are fantastic! I love the fabrics that you used...and the images.

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  13. These are cute! I'll have to find a design to make a case for my husband.

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  14. gorgeous and very creative!!

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  15. hiya visiting from craft couture and following you too x what a relly useful and beautiful project , cause everday glass cases are tres boring x tfs and hope to see you at mine sometime soon
    xmaggiex

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  16. I LOVE this!!!!!
    So Shabby Chic!
    xoxox
    Thank you for linking up!
    http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/

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  17. So creative! I wish I knew how to sew better so I could copy you! Hey I am having a giveaway on my blog and would love for you to stop by!
    Shelby
    brandonandshelby.blogspot.com

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  18. I love the fabric and images you used. They have a vintage feel! Very creative! You could market these.
    Michelle :)

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  19. love these, i'm Michelle you could sell these! i wear glasses, i would love one. thanks for sharing it at my party!

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  20. These are adorable! I bet they'll fly out of your shop!

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  21. Clever! I love the burlap, it is so hot right now!!! The images you chose go perfectly with the vintage style fabric!!!
    Visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays over at Savvy Southern Style.... stop by and visit me at cookscleansplayswithpaper.blogspot.com

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  22. So clever with the postcard. These holder can be used for a whole bunch of things besides eye glasses. So cute.

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  23. Those are so cute. Thanks for sharing them at WUW. I do ask that you add a link back to the party.

    Thanks

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  24. That is awesome, I never would have thought of that! I just throw my glasses in my purse! Maybe I need to make one of these! Thanks for visiting Whistling Wednesday, Following back!

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  25. Those are really great. I love the vintage look of both projects. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at www.diybydesign.blogspot.com. Thanks so much.

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  26. I'm loving the french design style...super cute!! New follower btw...if you love to read I'd love to have you come check out book club on my blog--connie, measuredbytheheart.blogspot.com

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  27. That is so cute and you could even put your own name and phone number on the outside in case you leave things behind like I do.

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  28. Those look awesome! I have a sunglass thing like this and LOVE it! Great job! Thanks for linking this up as well.

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  29. Love them, so oolala! Thanks for linking up to Beyond The Picket Fence.

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  30. Very Pretty! I love them. Thanks for linking to We're Organized Wednesday. I'll be featuring these.

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  31. Hi! I wanted to let you know that your have been featured on the Glitter Blog Spotlight! Please come by and grab a button!
    xoxoxhttp://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/2011/03/running-with-glitter-friday-spotlight.html

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  32. Susan, so creative, love this! Happy Friday Hugs! P.S. have you made it over to my new location?

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  33. I am soo loving this! Thanks for linking up!

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  34. This is a great project. I saw you on Sew Darn Crafty by Sew Many Ways.

    Today is my blog's first linky party. Feel free to join: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/search/label/Funky%20Fresh%20Fridays.

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  35. These eye glass cases are freakin awesome! I love them. Found you on Design it Chic's Friday blog hop.

    http://craftiestthings.blogspot.com/

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  36. Thanks so much for the detailed tutorial! If you get a chance, I'd love for you to link this up to my Not "Baaad" (get it?) blog hop :)

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  37. your eyeglass cases are very clever and pretty!
    gail

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  38. OOOOHHHhhh! LOVE French, LOVE toile, LOVE my daughter who wears glasses ... she will LOVE a gift from the heart. Where do I buy paint cloth?

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  39. what a great idea! I SO need something like this. LOVE the graphics and fabrics that you used. They are beautiful!
    Visiting from the Graphics Fairy. TFS!

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  40. These are all so lovely! I wear glasses - will most definitely have to try this.

    Hello! I'm stopping by via the Graphics Fairy Blog. I am your newest follower. Please stop by to visit us and would love it if you followed us, too.

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  41. I work for an Ophthalmologist I can see where our patients would love this!

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