How to Make Your Own Slim Leather Glasses Case
Glasses are worn by many of us, not only adults but also children. To protect glasses, you need to buy a cover also for them. In my opinion, if you can sew, you must learn how to sew cases for your eyeglass.
This is not only a best handmade gift, but also profitable item, because you can save a small amount of money for your family. In addition, it's always interesting to do something useful with your own hands.
Professional tailor will teach you how to make your own glasses case. Here are the tips on how to sew glasses case from artificial or genuine leather.
Materials needed for sewing leather glasses case
For the front surface of case you can use any thick material and fabrics. I used artificial leather. But better result will be if use a genuine leather or suede.
For the inside I used thin and soft quilted fabric. It is needed to protect the glasses.
Note: It is not necessary to buy new leather in the store. Find at home old leather items (a bag or women's boots, etc.). Their material you can use to cut out the details of the glasses case.
Tools necessary for tailoring leather
To work with the leather, we need a special punch and a small hammer. With the help of it we will make nice neat holes around the case.
In addition, you will need large tailor's scissors, strong thread and needle.
How to draft pattern of glasses case
Take a sheet of A4 paper, put your glasses on it in the folded state, as shown.
Make outlines of your case pattern being guided by my drawing.
Using a paper pattern you need to cut out a whole piece of leather cover.
The lining for the case from quilted fabric has the same dimensions as the upper part of the cover.
How to make the holes around the edge of case
Fold the leather part of the cover in half with the front side inward. Clamp the edge as shown.
Only in this position it is possible to pierce the through hole along the folded edges of case.
You can make the holes with a punch on a wooden surface. Note, that the punch on this surface leaves traces.
This trick will ensure the symmetry of the holes.
Steps of making the slim glasses case
First of all you need to attach the lining at the top edge as shown in this photo. Leave on each side about 1 cm without stitching.
Now it remains only to sew the lining on the wrong side and your glasses case will be almost finished.
Turn out the leather part of the case to the front side.
Around the top hole your glasses case you can make finishing seam. But if you have little experience it is better not to do it. Just smooth it lightly with an iron.
The lining of the case has the same dimensions as the front part from leather. So, you need to cut the seam allowance a little so that it does not interfere with the insertion of the leather band into the holes.
How to make the leather edge lacing
The main decoration of this glasses case will be lacing. With the help of narrow leather strips we will connect the edges of the cover. Step by step we will insert the strip or cord through these holes.
The width of the strip of leather should be equal to the diameter of the hole.
Start to make lacing with fastening the edge of the tape to the lining, as shown.
Insert the strip in first hole on wrong side of case, as shown.
Wrap the strip around the edge of the case and slide it into the opposite hole.
Step by step you can to wrap the strip around the edge of the case.
Note: You need stretch the strip in all holes evenly!
To make it easier to insert the tape into the hole, it is necessary to cut off the tip of the leather tape at angle, as shown.
Now the leather edge lacing is completed. It remains to come up with out how to hide the remaining edge of the tape. Decide for yourself how to do this, for example, you can tie a small knot.
In this leather case with lining your glasses will be reliably protected.
I think this glasses case will be a good gift for you or your relatives.
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