So, I have a little secret to confess…. I wear glasses.
Shocking, I know. But, I’ve been hiding it cause I don’t wear them in my pictures. I only got them a few weeks ago, and I still haven’t fully wrapped my brain around the fact that I probably need to be wearing them all the time. Life is kinda nice without stabbing migranes everyday
Since I’m not exactly excited about this turn of events, I thought I would do something to help me like my new glasses a little more.
That’s right, I beautified my glasses case. I saw tons of these cuties at an accessory store that shall remain nameless (cough, CC), for like $15 bucks each. As with my pleated bracelet, I thought I could do better!
SUPPLIES: Glasses case, fabric, scissors, spray adhesive, (optional, fabric glue)
Place your glasses case on your fabric and cut generously around it.
Spray the back of your fabric down with spray adhesive.
Fold over one edge to create a hem.
Line the hem up with the back of the case where the top and bottom pieces meet and press down flat.
Work the fabric toward the front of the case. Pull taughtly and smooth out any wrinkles or creases as you go.
(You will notice the liner of the case has been removed. Hopefully yours isn’t glued down as much as mine was and is replaceable…but I will show you what to do if yours gets distroyed like mine)
Smooth fabric all around until the corners. Pleat the excess fabric in the corner, add more glue, and flatten down. The rounder your case, the more excess fabric you will have….just keep stretching and smoothing, it will get there!
Now if you totally destroyed the inside liner when trying to remove it like I did, you’ll need to line the inside with fabric too. Simply spray down another piece with spray adhesive and work into the sides. I used fabric glue to aid in attaching it to the walls so I didn’t get spray adhesive all over the front of the fabric.
As with the outside, make sure you “hem” your edges so the fabric doesn’t fray.
That’s all there is to it! Well, that and some seriously sticky fingers
Accessory store cost: $15
My cost: using materials I already had (recognize that fabric from this little beauty) FREE!!! I like free
Still not sure I like my glasses.