Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Eyeglass case Purse

Yesterday was my daughter's birthday.  She got 7 chapsticks.  She loves them all and has to wear all 7 at a time.  Anyway,  I decided she really needed a purse of some sort to put them in.  Since I am purse sort of gal I made one.

Supplies needed:

Eyeglass case (larger the better, I used a sunglass case)
spray adhesive
glue gun
ribbon mine was 3/8 inch a little wider would have been better I used what I had
flower or embellishment or nothing
fabric  can use 2 of the same or 2 different

This was a little more complicated than I thought it would be.  There are no set instructions as you just really have to adjust to make it work.  So here are some guidelines.

First take your eyeglass case and open it up.  Place it on the fabric that you would like on the outside.  Cut a square about 3 inches bigger than the case. 

Glue it on with spray adhesive.  Press the fabric to adhere to the case.  You will want to do this with the case closed so it will work when you open it.  When you have the main sections done work with all the corners or round ends and fold it into the inside of the case.

With hot glue, glue the edges in the inside of the case.  Cut off excess fabric. 

To the inside,  Cut a square of fabric larger that both sides.  I did this with hot glue it seems to work a little better.  Start with the middle part, put a line a glue and attach fabric then do each side trying your best to smooth it out and then do the edges.  Cut off excess. 

Place your handles with ribbon on the edge that opens.  I did mine on both sides so there are two handles.  The handles are about 8 inch long strips of ribbon.  Now that you have that done you will have raw edges on the edges.  Get your ribbon and hot glue over the top and bend it over on each side.  Glue in place.   Because we have added fabric to the case it will not shut all the way.  You can add a ribbon with velcro or just leave it.  I just left mine because what was going in it was not going to fall out.  I added a flower to the outside of the case to finish it off.

Have fun and enjoy your little purse.  You wouldn't have to add the handles and then you could have a clutch.  Which bring me to another idea entirely of itself.  I will show you later.


  1. So cute. I might have to make one of those.

  2. What a great idea! I'm sure your daughter loved it. Great tutorial--thanks!

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