Tie to Glasses Case - Padded

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Introduction: Tie to Glasses Case - Padded

About: I have been crafting as long as I can remember. I love sewing the most, but also love jewelry making, baking, painting and any kind of papercraft. I like to collect things I find on the beach and last but not …

A box of ties has found me and I have played around with them for a while. In this instructable I will show you how to sew a padded glasses case.

Supplies

a tie
foam (I used some that came as a wrapping)
a pair of scissors
marker
a button
a pair of glasses

Step 1: Prepare the Padding


Lay your tie onto the foam and trace around it. Cut out the foam. You will want to insert it into the tie later, so cut on the inside of your trace rather than the outside. Your cut out piece must be a bit smaller than the tie.

Step 2: Pad the Tie

The foam I used was ok to pull, it didn‘t tear easily. You should test your foam before you use it. It can be frustrating if you cannot pull it in place.

Push the foam into the tie as deep as you can. Then wiggle your fingers in through the small end and gently pull the foam into the tie.
Once the tie is nicely padded close both ends. At the small end push the open end inside the tie and sew closed. At the wider end follow the obvious lines and sew shut. (See photo)

Step 3: Close the Case

Almost there!

You only sew two straight lines. Take the endpiece (the smaller one and pull it to the top. Align the corners. Sew along the side. Do the same on the other side. Now your case is almost finished. You already have created a little cavey thing by sewing the last two seams. (Check photos)

Step 4: Button Up

The last thing you need to do is add a buttonhole, a button and a pair of glasses to put into the case!! 😀😎

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    5 Comments

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    sarawelder
    sarawelder

    Question 1 year ago on Step 2

    nice! I have lots of ties waiting for a purpose! what length did you cut the tie to?

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    knopfling
    knopfling

    Answer 1 year ago

    I didn‘t teally measure it. I put the glasses on top and roughly measured that twice. That plus the flap. 😀

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    sarawelder
    sarawelder

    Reply 1 year ago

    that makes sense! thanks for your reply!

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    Alex in NZ
    Alex in NZ

    1 year ago

    This is awesome! I wish I were working at the moment so that I could make a _functional_ tie which also held my glasses. Well done and thank you for sharing your work :-)

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    knopfling
    knopfling

    Reply 1 year ago

    Thank you and stay well!