Intro: Glasses Holder for a Glasses Hoarder
Don't judge me by my glasses hoard. At least they're organized! I've been mulling over this idea for a while now since I have a lot of glasses. Years ago I'd pay $300+ for a pair of glasses and wear them until they fell apart but now you can get them online for way cheaper, so I get lots. They were starting to pile up in my bedside drawer, on counter tops, etc. so today I resolved to make this handy glasses holder and hang it next to my closet for easy access.
Step 1: It Only Took About an Hour to Make. Here's How I Did It:
First, I cut a rectangle of soft brown corduroy 14 inches wide by 30 inches long.
Then I folded it in half lengthwise and stitched up the side.
Next, I ironed it flat with the seam in the middle and inserted a vintage necktie with the front of the tie facing the seam and then I stitched the bottom closed securing the tie in place.
Then I turned it right side out, gathered the tie in increments, and straight stitched it to the corduroy. Later, I went over the straight stitches with machine embroidery stitches because I thought it looked better.
Step 2: Viola!
To finish it, I simply folded over the top, stitched a channel, and inserted a chopstick to hang it. Now all I have to do is choose a pair to match my outfit/mood and go.
After I hung it up I found a few more pairs and added them to to top and sides. I think I can stop buying glasses now. Any more and I'll have to make another one of these.