Making the case for eyeglasses

finished glasses case

I have a pair of reading glasses that I never use. They’ve sat in a drawer of my nightstand, unloved, since I visited a vision therapist in an attempt to recover previously 20/20 vision. Though I don’t currently need reading glasses, I know, someday, I probably will: I see my future as an aging crafty lady in need of spectacles to thread her needles.

Thankfully, this is not what I saw when I last came across my reading glasses. Instead, I saw a project. I saw a needlepoint case for those negelcted beauties. A plastic canvas needlepoint case.

just glasses

I had been admiring the plastic canvas projects by Jenny Herny, Cathy of Trinkets in Bloom, and Diane Gilleland of Crafy Pod, and itching to try my hand at one, so I was ready to begin.

I cut a piece of #7 plastic canvas (7″ by 6.5″), and, using cotton Sugar and Cream yarn, stitched a simple geometric pattern, which is pretty much all you can stich into the large scale gid of this type of plastic canvas. I decided to line this case with some wool felt, cutting a slightly smaller piece and stitching it to the back side of the finished needlepoint with regular cotton thread.

The final step was to bind the edges and bottom together. Case closed.

stitching edge

I slipped my glasses in – its a tight fit for my tiny glasses, probably because I added a lining at the last minute. I’ll make any future glasses cases a little larger but all in all, an entirely satisfying and speedy little project.  I placed the case, glasses inside, back in the drawer so my eyeglasses can wait, more stylishly, until I am actually forced to use them for my aging eyes.

final needle point glasses case

2 thoughts on “Making the case for eyeglasses

    1. Thanks, Diane! I’m impressed that you tracked my link down… before I managed to message you about it. I’ll be interested to see what you make for glasses… I love all of your PC projects!

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