Microfiber cloths are used for cleaning optical glass, such as eye glasses, cameras, and microscopes. They're often sold in small pouches that you can clip to your belt, or put on a key ring. That's exactly what I'm going to show you how to make. This is a handy little case for the cloth so that you don't lose it*, and it stays safe. This took me about half an hour to make...but if you know how to sew, it should take less.
*The cloth will be attached to the pouch...making it harder to lose
Step 1: What You'll Need
Pretty simple as far as instructables go:
- 6x7in Microfiber Cloth (Free from Costco)
- 3x4in Felt
You'll also need sewing supplies.
Step 2: Cut
Mark and cut out a 3x4in rectangle of felt. Also mark a spot in the side/middle where you will sew the cloth onto it.
Step 3: Sew
First, sew on the corner of the cloth to the point that you marked in the previous step. Make sure to be thorough here, this stitch will be under a lot of stress, so we want it to last.
Second, fold the felt in half, with the microfiber cloth on the outside. Sew around all the edges, leaving about a cm from the top not sewn on the side opposite of the cloth. This is where we'll put the key ring.
Next, flip it all inside in, the microfiber cloth will now be on the inside. Put the key ring in that corner we left not sewn. Sew on both sides of the key ring. Be sure you get some good stitches here, too, this will be under the most stress.
Lastly, trim any stray threads or pieces of felt that look ugly, and stuff the cloth inside.
Admire your fine craftsmanship.
Step 4: Using It
The best way to get the cloth in is to just stuff. Don't try any fancy rolls, just use your thumb to stuff it in bit by bit.
Places you might want to keep this:
- Key Chain
- Belt loop (with a carabiner)
- On a camera strap
- In a pocket
Have fun, and enjoy!