DIY Bow Sunglasses Pouch

100_7521Despite having a rather organised handbag I found I always have to wipe my sunglasses before putting them on- especially after the summer holidays with the travelling between beaches, poolsides and its permanent residence in my bag. I knew that I needed some kind of holder, but the hard-case variety on offer in-store are just to large to fit into all my bags. I knew this was something I’d have to solve on my own. This is a super easy DIY but the addition of the cute bow just makes it look so stylish. I love it!

 

100_7507Materials:

  • 3 Pieces faux or real leather (rougly 22 x 12 cm)
  • Matching thread
  • Pres stud or a magnetic snap
  • Fabric chalk
  • Scissors
  • Bostick Glue

Steps:

  1. If you have a sewing machine, set it up with the correct thread and needle thickness (if you’re using faux leather, I’d advise you to use a leather needle or something suitable for the thickness of your fabric.) If you don’t have a sewing machine you can do this by hand, but it will be more time consuming and look less professional.
  2. 100_7467Start by folding the top parts of two pieces of leather (portrait position) back 1,5 cm and sew straight across. This will be the top part of the pouch.
  3. Placing the pieces front-to-front, sew around the edges leaving the top part open.
  4. Carefully flip it over so that the faux-leather is on the outside and all the seams are on the inside.
  5. Glue the pres stud or magnetic snap in the centre of the opening. Alternatively you can sew this on before you fold and sew the top parts (my leather was too thick for this).
  6. Trace this PDF template (from the howaboutorange blog) onto the third piece of fabric and cut closely along the edges.
  7. 100_7496Glue the shape into place with the bostick glue before gluing onto the pouch. Let it dry completely before use.100_7499

Problems solved!

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  • Kuristi

    Amazing idea! And it’s much lighter than your average cases. Doesn’t look homemade, looks wonderful! You should start an etsy.com account! Make these and sell them, earn some extra money on the side :)