I was reminiscing about some of my favourite ever DIY Projects this morning and thinking about ones that I still use every day. I made these easy glasses pouches a couple of years ago and I still have the spotted one in my car and the stripey one in my handbag.
Proof that DIY projects can be useful!
I thought I’d share the super easy steps with you here, so that you can make some too. I’m all for an easy DIY project for a Sunday afternoon, and these are perfect.
- Cotton/needle (or sewing machine if you know how)
- Fabric pens
You can buy fabric pens at your local craft store these days. I’ve even seen them at my local supermarket in the kids’ craft section (further evidence that DIY is taking over the world!).
Step 01: Measure your glasses width and length, add 3cm to both to give plenty of room for hemming.
Cut your rectangle of fabric with these measurements.
Decide on what pattern you’d like to draw on your pouch and starting with one colour, mark your fabric randomly from the middle to the outside.
Keep marking with the remaining colours, until you have a cute pattern.
TIP: Freehand drawing gives your pouch a modern graphic design feel as this style of drawing is very popular right now.
Step 02: Fold over the top of your pouch twice. Before you stitch – make sure your pouch will still be long enough to insert your glasses and adjust to a smaller hem if necessary.
Hand stitch (or machine stitch) a small hem.
Fold your pouch in half, right sides together, and stitch along the open edges.
Turn your pouch inside out and you’re all done.
These have been one of the easiest and most practical projects I’ve made – perfect for a Sunday afternoon crafting session!