05 March 2011

Sunglasses case recon w/ small tutorial

In celebration of March as National Craft Month, I decided to focus more on DIY's and Recons! Which is totally fine with me because I haven't had time for a proper manicure! I originally tried to do a tutorial with this project, but for some reason it didn't work out...(hehe). So, this is somewhat of a tutorial but the photo process is lacking.

Sunnies are another one of my obsessions! I love sunglasses and I also love buying them, but not all of them have cases! Since I'm trying to not spend excessively, I decided to do a recon with what I had laying around. I came across a Fucci (Fake Gucci) sling bag that I got as a gift, sitting in my closet collecting dust. I saw it as a recon opportunity. Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of the bag before I tore it apart, but that's okay. :)

Since this is a recon, this is going to be an easy and a quick project because everything is already pre-cut. (which I love about recons!)

Sunglasses Case Reconstruction: Tools
Step 1:
Proper tools are very important when it comes to crafting (at least in my opinion). I used a self-healing mat, rotary cutter, metal ruler and a sewing machine (not pictured here). You can also hand sew, if you have the patience.

Sunglasses Case Reconstruction: Materials
Step 2:
Materials are just as important as tools, as you need them in order to create your desired project. :) (I included the Gucci wallet for comparison with the Fucci print. :D)

Sunglasses Case Reconstruction: Sewing it together
Step 3:
Sew on the border to: (1) make it look good and (2) to minimize the fabric fraying. If there is no border, then you can fold the fabric down to create a border.

Sunglasses Case Reconstruction: Sewing with wrong side facing up
Step 4:
Be sure to measure the dimensions of your sunglasses to make sure they will fit. Fold the fabric in half and sew according to what you measured with the wrong side facing up. The wrong side is the side that will be facing inside of the case (as shown in the photo)

Completed Sunglasses Case Reconstruction
Step 5:
Flip the case inside out, use and enjoy!

I hope this tutorial made sense and should you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask!


*~kAy~* said...

how cute! <3
i need to practice sewing more :p
my mom has a sewing machine :p

Katherine said...

Haha gosh, I wish I knew how to sew. I don't have to patience to saw by hand OR machine. Very creative though! I like your peachy pink sunglasses though, so cute.

Trish said...

oh this is awesome, im always breaking sunglasses tho or well losing them in unfortunate ways! -____- thank goodness those ones are the cheap ones id get not the expensive ones i own haha

Anonymous said...

I wish my skills with the sewing machine were a little bit better! Lovely!

Camila F.

*~kAy~* said...

hey Alice <3
how've you been? :)
what are you doing for spring break? :p

Alice said...

Kay: Thanks! I've been good. I'll probably be working during spring break. :( Believe me! I'm not good at sewing! But you should definitely give it a try! It is so fun!

Kat: Before I got the sewing machine I use to hand sew everything! Now that was crazy, but now that I got this sewing machine everything is so much easier! :D Those sunglasses were only $3!! They were on sale! What a steal. :D

Trish: I love sunglasses! I do have a few pairs of expensive ones that I don't even use anymore. I like using the cheap sunglasses for some reason.

Camila: I'm sure you have good sewing skills. If you can sewing, then you have skill. :D

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