Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Eye Glasses Case Sewing Project and The Book Winners!


When reading, 
we don't fall in love with the characters appearance.
We fall in love with their words,
their thoughts, and their hearts.
- Unknown -




Hello, lovely friends and readers,
and happy Wednesday to you!
As promised, I will be announcing the three winners 
for the book giveaways today.
You will find who the blessed winners are at the end of this post.

Also, I wanted to give you a heads up that the 
10th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange
will begin. . . .next week!
Yes, that's right, next week!




Registration will being on Wednesday, March 1st
and will close on Wednesday, March 8th
so that means we have 7 days to sign up.
At the end of this post you will find a button that I have created for the exchange
which you are welcome to take and put on your blog
so that others won't miss the opportunity of joining the fun.
The fall exchange had close to 200 participants
so I'm looking forward to another full and fun exchange.
If you want to read more about this event please click here.

And now let us get on with this post.
Today I have a fun and easy little project for you, dear friends.
Make this sweet glasses case to hold your reading glasses or sun glasses.




You will need:

fabric
fusible fleece
embellishments {optional}
sewing machine and all that good stuff

First of all you need to cut one outer piece of fabric
that is 8 1/2-inches x 7 1/2-inches.

If you want to make a case like the one I am showing you
with two contrasting pieces of fabric than you need to cut one piece
that is 8 1/2-inches x 5 1/2-inches 
and the smaller strip needs to be 8 1/2-inches x 2 1/2-inches.

The lining will be 8 1/2-inches x 8-inches
so the length is 1/2-inch longer.
This is so we can have a little bit of lining 
peeking out at the top edge.

Okey dokey. . .
pin the smaller strip to the bottom of the outer fabric
and sew together with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
{if you are using one solid piece of fabric than simply skip this step}
Press the seam open with a hot iron.




Iron a piece of light-weight fusible fleece 
onto the backside of the outer fabric.




With right sides together
pin the lining to the top edge of the outer fabric
and sew with a 1/4-inch seam allowance.
Press the seam open with a hot iron.




This is what your case should now look like.




Now simply fold the case in half
{make sure the seams match when folded}
and pin into place.




Sew along the open edges with a 1/4-inch seam allowance
and make sure you leave an opening in the lining
so that you can pull your case right side out.
And don't forget to backstitch at both sides of the opening.




Pull the case right side out
and push the corners out with a dull but pointy object.
Sew up the small opening.
When you push the lining into the case
you will have just a wee bit of extra fabric 
which is what will give you the top edge that shows.
Now press your case with a hot iron
and you are good to go.




Then have fun embellishing the case 
with fabric flowers or other sweet little things.

For this case I used a matching fabric flower
along with a shabby rose and a lovely metal bead.




Using the same fabric
I once again added a matching fabric flower,
but this one has a pretty tulle center
along with a sweet sparkly bead.




And here are a few other designs. . .

If a book is well written,
I always find it too short.
- Jane Austen -




You can never get a cup of tea large enough
or a book long enough to suit me.
- C. S. Lewis -




And of course I had to make one 
that was extra sweet and feminine.




If you don't see the book you want on the self,
write it.
- Beverly Cleary -




If you aren't into sewing or simply don't have time
you can find some cases available in my Etsy shop.

Now let's find out who won some books!

The winner of  Dawn at Emberwilde by Sarah E. Ladd
and Whispers in the Reading Room by Shelley Gray
is. . . Daniela

The winner of If I Run by Terri Blackstock
and Mermaid Moon by Colleen Coble
is. . . Gram

The winner of A Reluctant Bride, An Unbroken Heart,
and A Love Made New by Kathleen Fuller
is. . . Ginny

Congratulations, lovely ladies!
Your books will soon be making their way to your homes.
Happy reading!

Many thanks to all of you who joined the giveaways.
You know I would LOVE to give each and every one of you a book or two.

Finally. . .
Here is the button for the 10th Tea Cup and Mug Exchange.
Simply copy the code and paste it onto your sidebar.


The Enchanting Rose

Happy hugs to you, friends!

I will leave you with this precious photo of Hanny. . .
she is sure to put a smile on your face :)


52 comments:

Elizabethd said...

Please may I have your beautiful cat?!!

So looking forward to joining the swap again.

Huckleberry stitches said...

Congratulations ladies!!!! Thanks for the tutorial! I think they will make great gifts for people I know!!!!

September Violets said...

You are such a sweet friend to share this tutorial Stephanie ;) Love the fabrics with all the critters in their specs haha! I'm surprised to see the teacup exchange already ... a wonderful exchange. Love your little cat. Enjoy the rest of your week!
Wendy

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You make the cutest things! Oh your cat is adorable. I'm going to write down these authors and try to find the books in my library! I've never done the teacup exchange but just might this year. Hugs!

Ginny said...

Thank you, Stephanie for the giveaway! I am going now to look at your Etsy shop. You have beautiful things that I am drawn to! Thank you again. ginny

Chris Lally said...

Hanny DID put a smile on my face!
Thank you for the wonderful quotes and excellent tutorial, Stephanie. You make it look easy, so I will give it a try.
Tea cup exchange also sounds like fun, too.
Great post!

Lynn Bean said...

What a sweet tutorial! Looking forward to the next tea exchange!

mamasmercantile said...

Wonderful tutorial, such beautiful fabric choices.

hobbyloes said...

Lovely fabric, applicable with the glasses.

Carla from The River said...

Hello,
I just love all the quotes you added to the post.
Thank you for the tutorial. Well done and lovely.
Happy Cheers to the winners.
Love, Carla

Melanie said...

Congratulations to the book winners! Thank you for the eye glasses case tutorial. The fabric is adorable. Have a blessed day.

Marilyn Mathis said...

Lovely glasses cases. Sweet little kitty. Hugs.

Kate said...

Such a sweet photo of Hanny. :)
I like the fabric for your eyeglass case.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

What a great tutorial, sweet friend! I make these as gifts for my friends, but I love your pretty embellishments. You always make yours look so beautiful. Guess what I've been making the last few days?? Lots of penny pockets so that I'm prepared for gifting and for Mother's Day. Thank you for the most lovely inspiration! I've had the best time mixing and matching all my hoard of scraps!! I just think that they make the sweetest gift. Lots of love to you, angel friend. ❤️

Cheryl said...

Oh, I am SOOOOO excited about the mug exchange!! I can hardly wait! I so look forward to it, and I just added the button to my blog!!! Thank you, dear Stephanie...I can't imagine how much work this is for you, and I appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. :) Sending much love and gratitude to you today!

Lowcarb team member said...

Congratulations to the winners ...

What a lovely picture of Hanny ...

All the best Jan

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Stephanie,
You sewed such pretty glass cases and I love the fabrics you chose! You are so talented. Hope you are having a nice week.
Julie

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, Love your eyeglass case pattern! Yes, the last one was super cute! Hope your teacup exchange is a big hit for you and all the ladies! Have a good day!
Hugs, Roxy

SpicingUpIdaho said...

How wonderful that sweet Dany was one of the winners of the book giveaway! I just love this tutorial! I have been looking for a new project to work on, and may just give this a try! Your tutorials are always so amazing with great pictures! I cannot even believe it is time for the tea cup exchange again! Oh, I am so excited! Thanks to you for being so generous with your time and energy to make this such a special event for all of us! Hugs to you today dear friend :)

Deborah Montgomery said...

Congratulations to your winners! And a perfect tutorial to go with the giveaway -- at least for those of us who need glasses to read!
I cannot believe you are doing another exchange so soon, at least it seems so soon -- seems you must still be needing to be resting up from the last one! I'm probably not going to join in this time as I have a very busy spring ahead of me, but I will definitely miss all the fun.
What a sweet kitty. xo Deborah

Maggie Ann said...

Your Hanny is adorable...what a great photo!

Gina said...

What a sweet Kitty, Stephanie! It left me with a big smile! :-)

Your eye glass cases are adorable. May I suggest that using 100% cotton fabric might be best. That way the fabric will not scratch the lenses.

Sarah A. said...

Hey dear lady! How fun to see this reading-themed post. :) I am sure all the ladies will enjoy their new books. And I am quite excited for the next teacup exchange! Count me in. :) PS. I didn't know you had a kitty, she is cute! Love you!

Margie said...

Congrats to the book winners! Your eyeglasses cases are too cute. Looking forward to the upcoming swap!

krishna said...

This is a great tutorial.. I'll try to make one for my mom..

Congratulations to all the winners..

Debby in KS said...

Those are beautiful and would make a wonderful addition to the gift pantry! That doggy fabric is darling! I have never heard of fusible fleece before so I will have to check that out!

Thanks for sharing!

Debbie Harris said...

Your tutorials are always a joy to read. I love my eye glass case!
Oh little Handy us adorable with her little friend napping. :)
I'm so excited for the tea cup exchange! My the time went by quickly.
You are going to be a busy gal. Thank you for all that you do so we may enjoy this lovely exchange, I certainly appreciate all your love and efforts.

Love you~~

Lady of the Manor said...

These are beuatiful and so useful. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Andrea Ostapovitch said...

What a sweet kitty photo! And congratulations to the winners. I am very much looking forward to the next exchange, although, I think with my lack of shopping opportunities I may just have to stick to the mug exchange this time. Maybe I will look online before I decide fully though. Enjoy the rest of your week Stephanie.

Linda Walker said...

Hello Stephanie,
I love your eye glass cases! Of course the last one is my favorite! I made a cellphone case using a similar pattern. I have had that thing now for 3 yrs and it is still going strong. (after a store bought case that fell apart in a couple month's time) Handmade is best!! All of yours are so pretty! Congrats to all the lucky winners of your giveaway!!! And YEA!!! for the teacup swap. Looking forward to another one!!! Such fun, so grateful!
xo
Linda

Merlesworld said...

Love that last picture.
Merle........

Kelly-Anne said...

Oh, dearest Stephanie...you never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creative skills! What a gorgeous sunglasses case...and so handy too! {{smiles}} I love all that you add to your sweet shop!
And how thrilling that next week registration for the next tea cup exchange begins...I am so delighted and truly hope to join in this time around...how I have missed being a part of the teatime happiness! I just shared your button in my blog so that my sweet readers will be inspired to take part! You are so sweet to organise such a wonderful event in Blogland...bless you for all the hours you spend putting it together!
Thank you for sharing such a beautiful tutorial with us...and heartiest congratulations to the lovely winners of your book giveaway...do enjoy your reading, dear ladies! {{smiles}}
With love and joy to you this Thursday morning, dear Stephanie!
Kelly-Anne

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Hello dear Stephanie! A great and practical and fun item! I however, never need a case since I have to wear my glasses all the time!!!!!! You are so special, always thinking of how you can make life brighter and more fun. Hugs to you!

Kim said...

Such darling eye glass cases. Gorgeous fabrics and the lovely flowers are the perfect finishing touch. Love the sweet li'l pooch fabric. Another wonderful tutorial, lovely Stephanie. Your Hanny is so very sweet!

handmade by amalia said...

The glass case is so sweet, Stephanie, thanks for sharing the how-to.
Amalia
xo

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh what a precious eyeglass holder. Well, I have to wear mine all the time...GETTING OLD AIN'T FOR SISSY'S! LOL! Congratulations on the winners of the books. How wonderful for each one. YAY...another Tea Cup/Mug exchange! Oh I loved the last one. I hope you have a wonderful day my friend. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jill said...

Those eyeglass cases are so beautiful! My girls have hard cases they carry to school but they always take them off after reading at night and put them on their bedside table, these would be perfect for them and me too! I will check out your link. Also want to look into your teacup exchange ;-) I so love collecting them :-)
Your cat is simply precious... Enjoy the rest of the week!

Blessings,
Jill

Debby Ray said...

I was just wondering about the teacup exchange yesterday morning...awesome! Those are such darling glasses cases...LOVE the "eyeglass" print! You are SO creative, my friend! I hope you are having a good week!

Christine said...

There is no end to your talents as these glasses pouches are just lovely!
Well done to the winners of your most generous book giveaways!
Thanks for the photo of your precious kitty, what a precious moment!
Best wishes!

Anna said...

All your creations are gorgeous !!!!!!!!!
And your cat, super sweet !
Anna

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Stephanie,
Congrats to the book winners!! They will have some fun with spring reading.
Love your eyeglass fabric cases. So pretty and so well done like all your designs.
WOW the teacup mug exchange is 10 seasons old already. Congrats on a wonderful event that has blessed so many for so long!!
Oh how sweet your kitty is!! Precious!
Have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend ahead!!
Blessings, xo

Mimi said...

Dearest Stephanie, you are always so generous of heart and spirit. Congratulations to the book winners! I love your eyeglass cases and will have to try making some. I'm not the most patient person with fiddly items though! I will try harder. Much Love, Mimi xxx

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very cute eyeglass cases! Love the fox! Congrats to all the lucky winners.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Congrats to your lucky winners! And thanks for the tutorial...you always make it so clear! Sweet hugs, Diane

Conniecrafter said...

oh my the glass cases are so cute, love the eye glass fabric that was a fun find. So sweet of you to share how to make them!!
Hope your week is going well.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The glasses cases are sweet as is your kitty napping and hugging her toy.
Looking forward to the next teacup exchange!
xx

Laura Lane said...

AdoRaBle as usual! I might try this tutorial.
Blessings,
Laura

Mary Hutchins said...

Love the eyeglass holder, thanks for the tutorial. Congrats to all the winners, hope they enjoy the books they won. Blessings to you Stephanie, hope your day is a happy one!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dearest Stephanie - your glass cases are just over the top friend. I especially love the black and white one. It is always a delight to visit you. By the way Hanny did put a smile on my face. Thank you for your inspiring post. Hugs!

Tamago said...

Your eyeglasses cases are very pretty, Stephanie! I adore the pattern you've picked for them. Dog and fox wearing glasses are so cute!
Hanna did made me smile :-) What a sweetie napping with her toy! Have a lovely weekend xoxo

Wandering Wren said...

Well, I don't know if anyone else is like me, but like one sock disappearing in the washing machine, my reading glasses do the same! Such a cute case you have made and I need lots of them! I'm looking forward to the mug exchange, it is proudly at the top of my blog!
Have a great week, Stephanie!
Wren x

Karen@Southern Gal Meets Midwest said...

Such adorable cases to hold glasses! My fave is the one with the little pups on it :)

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