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I needed a pair of new sunglasses, so I bought a cheap pair for $1.00 at the Dollar Tree store. I had been watching the Dr. Oz show on TV and he recommended that sunglasses should have UV protection. So it was worth it to me to throw out the cheap sunglasses rather than take a chance and ruin my eyesight.
Last week I went to Walgreen's drug store and found a great sale on UV sunglasses. They were running a buy 1 pair, get 1 free, so for $9.99 + tax I got two pair for the price of one. Now that's what you call frugal!
I had some extra vinyl eyeglass cases thrown in the bottom drawer of my dresser, but they were way too small and the glasses would not fit. So I found a sewing pattern and decided to make myself a fabric case. The sunglasses are a perfect fit.
By MCW from Lewiston, NY
Stitch up the side of a pot holder to transform it into an eye glass holder. Make one for Mom in her favorite colors.
Approximate Time: Less than 30 minutes
By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro NC
Save those extra quilted fabric squares and create a soft plush quilted sunglasses or eyeglasses case with a cell phone pocket.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes or Less
You now have a soft padded case to house your sunglasses or eyeglasses in and the outside pocket can house your smaller cell phone or money, keys, Chapstick, lipstick, etc. This size pocket works best I have found for all the items just mentioned.
By using a serger, this project is faster than having to turn seams inside to each other, etc. And I think the look is more professional. Any type print works well. Here I wanted the John Deere logo to show so I cut my quilted fabric squares out to reveal the logo on the pocket as well.
You can buy quilted fabric and make this lovely useful item. Or you can use those old placemats you no longer use. Or if you sew a lot as I do, you can make your own quilting squares by using two types of cotton fabrics and sandwich a layer of quilt batting inside both then just run those squares across your sewing machine in a random pattern the same way the quilted fabrics come pre made, which is a simple diamond pattern across the fabric.
These are fast to make and others will enjoy them as gifts. With so many pretty fabric choices available today, you can really get creative and match your other items well. My pictures will take your through each step of this fast project for great rewarding results. Enjoy!
By Julie from Greeneville, TN
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