Monday, 12 January 2015

Sunglasses Case ... and those linen maternity pants

I was a bit of a busy bee before Christmas so I only had a chance to make a few items as gifts.

One of them was this Sunglasses Case ...

The highlight fabric is from Art Gallery's Dreamin' Vintage range - hello pretty!

It was my first time installing a flexi frame closure (you know the ones Nanna used to have in her coin purse?) and I'm happy to report that it was easy to do!  I picked mine up from Spotlight, the brand was Bag Chick in the bag making section.

It works!

Here's the tutorial I followed, although I tweaked the size a bit to allow for sunglasses as they are usually larger than spectacles.

The fabric I used for the main body is linen from my old maternity pants ...

Offending Maternity Pants

... that's 3 projects completed from those pants so far!

Project #1 - Binding for Triangle Rainbow Quilt

Project #2 - Back of Tiny Flying Geese Pin Cushion

Hmm ...  I wonder how many more I can make? ... physical challenge!

Serena xx

Hooking up this week with Monday Makers,  Sew Cute Tuesday, TGIFF, Finish It Up Friday


  1. Nice to see you're putting your old maternity stuff to good use. :-) Your pincushion is very sweet.

  2. Oh those maternity pants just keep going!! Cute little case - I have always been intrigued by those flexi frames so good to know they are not difficult to sew in.

  3. I love the triangle quilt. Makes me happy happy to look at it!!!

  4. Great upcycling! I love that you have already used the linen in 3 projects, that is really cool.

  5. Do you get The Great British Sewing Bee on TV? Each week one of their challenges is to repurpose a garment into something else. Last night they turned an old wedding dress into a child's party dress. You could be on the next season of that show! Well done.

  6. I love that you reused your maternity pants. Maybe I will have to think about reusing a linen skirt I have. But it is a tan color, not this pretty gray.

  7. If you still have a whole leg left, you have loads more projects to make from them!
    I should give flexi frames a go.

  8. It looks great, Serena, I would like to make one for myself if I can find a flexi frame closure.

  9. The pants that keep on giving! I bet you get at least 3 more projects since you have a bit more than you have already used. Your new glass case is very pretty!!

  10. They're the trousers that keep on giving!

  11. There's still one leg left - whats next? Love the glasses case. Must make one of them for the sunglasses for the car!

  12. I always pick-up linen garments from the thrift shop! The only way that I can afford it! Linen is do fabulous!

  13. Fantastic - love the sunglass pouch - I have a closure like this but never dared to sew with it...maybe now :)

  14. HA! After wearing my maternity clothes through two pregnancies, I couldn't bear to look at them any more. Good for you for taking a pair of shears to yours!

  15. I love how you are using up those pants. It would be a shame to waste such a pretty color linen, such a great idea :)



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