6/10/2011

DIY Leather Eyeglass Case

Until now, I have only sewn projects with cloth, but back in December a friend of mine told me about this segment that she saw on Good Morning America.  On the show, Project Runway finalist, Laura Bennett demonstrated how to make a DIY leather eyeglass case.  I bought all the materials -  leather, hardware, needles, etc....etc...awhile ago, but I finally just got around to making it.  I actually made two cases.  On the program, Laura talked about gluing the leather together.  That sounded strange to me, so I decided to sew mine.  ...And holy cow, that was a challenge!  It was a big enough struggle that I decided to try my hand at gluing the second one, since that  was how Laura did it and it turned out fine.  I was a little skeptical at how well it would hold, but I think it's pretty sturdy.  Sewing with leather was tricky, so I think I'll dig around for some tips before I give it another whirl but I  am so not giving up!  If you are interested in making one of these snazzy cases, click HERE for the step by step tutorial, or scroll down for the video.  

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2 comments:

  1. Love the stitches, even if they were difficult!

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