DIY Needlepoint Eyeglass Case

List of Materials:

-sheet of 7 count plastic canvas 10″ x 13″

- sheet of felt with adhesive backing

-3 balls of sugar n cream yarn

- plastic needle size 16

- threader

-sharp scissors

-sharpie permanent marker

-zip lock bag to keep project in

You should be able to find these materials at Michaels or your local craft store.

Step 1. Layout canvas and cut. One sheet of plastic canvas should be enough to make 2 eyeglass cases. Use sharpie marker to layout your pieces on the plastic canvas then cut apart with sharp scissors carefully trimming away all nubs.

Measurements to cut:

front: 20 holes wide x 40 holes long

back: 20 holes wide x 40 holes long

side 1: 8 holes wide x 35 holes long

side 2: 8 holes wide x 35 holes long

bottom: 8 holes wide x 20 holes long

finished case dimensions : 3″ x 6″ x 1.5″

Step 2. Chart out design on graph paper first and then use a sharpie marker to transfer an outline onto plastic canvas. I used a chevron pattern here but feel free to come up with your own awesome patterns! Sides and bottoms can be stitched in a solid color.

Step 3. Needlepoint! Check out wikiHow for some great tips and instructions for stitching.

Step 4. Measure and cut felt. Cut pieces slightly smaller than the canvas that it is backing.

Measurements:

front and back: 2 7/8″ x 6″

sides: 1 1/8″ x 5″

bottom: 1 1/8″ 2 7/8″

Step 5. Use Overcast / whipstitch to join all the pieces together.

Order I used to join the pieces:

-front to bottom

-side 1 to bottom

-side1 to front

-side 2 to bottom

-side 2 to front

-back to bottom

-back to side 1

-back to side 2

Finished!

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