Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Vintage Tie Sunglass Case

It took its sweet time getting here, but summer is here, friends! After this painfully drawn out winter I think we're all deserving of a little extra basking, so of course we'll be need our sunglasses and a great case to put them in.

 I have to this easy project felt a bit like a celebration to me:
#1) Because my sunglasses from last summer somehow made it to this summer, for probably the first time ever.
#2) Because the colorful/slightly over the top results are reminiscent of something my way-too-fabulous Memaw (grandma for those of you who don't speak southern) would use back in the 80's. I think it's the gold trim. It's kind of impossible to go wrong with gold.
-tie (no skinny ones)
-4 1/2"length of trim or ribbon

Step 1: Lay the tie out flat (with its backside facing up) and set your sunglasses on top just beneath where the lining becomes visible.

Step 2: Fold the tie over so that it's completely covering the sunglasses.

Step 3: Cut off the extra length of tie, straight across 1" above the sunglasses.

Step 4: On the end that you just cut, pull back the outer fabric about an 1 1/2",  exposing the material inside. (Snip through any stitches that prevent you from being able to do this.)

 Step 5: Cut away 1" of the material inside.

Step 6: Fold the outer material inward so that you have a smooth finished edge.

Step 7: Stich straight across.

Step 8: Again, fold the end of the tie toward the point. Pin down just beneath where the lining starts to show.

Step 9: Now you need to run a few stitches to attach it. Start on the top right corner of the edge you stitched in step 7 and sew down about 1/2". When you've finished repeat on the left side.
 **It's VERY important you push away the areas not being attached, or you'll sew the pouch shut.**

When you've finished step 9, it will look like this:

Step 10: Finish by sewing the trim to the right and left sides, 2" down from the pouch's opening. 

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*double stick tape (or pins)
*sewing machine (or needle and thread)


  1. THIS IS GENIUS! Sorry for the yelling, but I'm so excited! I love this and can't wait to make my own!

    1. Thank you, Kelly. Hope you do, I'm loving mine!

  2. Great upcycle with the tie!! Love the vibrant color for the shades!

    1. I'm a little bit obsessed with vintage ties. Always happy when I can find yet another excuse to have them around:)

  3. Thanks for that tips haha i have now idea for my sunglasses

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  5. Very interesting,looks awesome.Going to try it out.

  6. Perfect gift for someone special for me!

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