Upcycled Pant Hems into Sunglasses Sleeve ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Upcycled Pant Hems into Sunglasses Sleeve

It has been more than a year since I posted my super popular Sunglasses Case tutorial, and although I am really happy with this project, I sincerely doubt that I will get a fraction of the pageviews that my previous post had.  Why?  Well, this is a funny little project that I put together from my pant hems that I chopped off in the tutorial for hemming pants, so they were little scrap tubes hanging out in my stash.

Some time later, my mom wanted a sunglasses sleeve and I had this fabric from her pants, so I upcycled them into a little sleeve!  Here's a quickie almost-tutorial on how I did it.  :)


Upcycled Pant Hems into Sunglasses Sleeve


The whole reason I am calling this an "almost" tutorial is because I just snapped a few pictures along the way, and even though you will get the main gist from the pictures, it is not a really thorough step-by-step with arrows or a pattern to download.  Here we go!

Sunglasses Sleeve "Tutorial"

What You Will Need

  • Upcycled pant hems
  • Matching thread
  • Sunglasses
  • Sewing machine or needle for hand sewing


Upcycled Pant Hems into Sunglasses Sleeve


Directions

1.  First, turned the fabric inside out with right sides touching.


Upcycled Pant Hems into Sunglasses Sleeve


2.  Sew along the non-finished edge to make a pouch shape.



Upcycled Pant Hems into Sunglasses Sleeve


3.  Measure how large you want the pouch to be by placing your sunglasses inside and then...


Upcycled Pant Hems into Sunglasses Sleeve


...slide the second pouch piece over it.  Make a mark with chalk.


Upcycled Pant Hems into Sunglasses Sleeve


4.  Then, turn it inside out...


Upcycled Pant Hems into Sunglasses Sleeve


...and pin where you want to sew.


Upcycled Pant Hems into Sunglasses Sleeve


5.  It should look like a tissue box with an opening in the middle.


Upcycled Pant Hems into Sunglasses Sleeve


6.  No closures needed and when the sunglasses are inside, it definitely won't slip out.  Nice!


Upcycled Pant Hems into Sunglasses Sleeve


I know it's a funny thing to make, but it did use some scraps, is functional and is definitely a fabric that my mom liked!


What have you made with your fabric scraps?




16 comments:

  1. That is one very smart and clever idea.

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  2. Love this idea! Stopping by from the Blogger's Digest, have a great day!

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  3. No way! No. Way. This is brilliant! Oh my goodness... and so simple too. I love it when I can use all those random scraps of fabric.


    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the SHINE Blog Hop).


    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  4. Thanks! It's a win-win situation, right? Using nice fabric AND clearing out the stash. :)

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  5. Ha! Thanks so much for the compliment. I KNEW I was saving all those scrapped hems for a reason. :)

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  6. Now that is just so clever!! Like, why didn't I think of that!! Now my head is spinning with all the ways to sew pant legs into crafts! LOL Thank you for sharing this with us! Pinned to the party board!! :)

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  7. Diane, you know I love this project because it uses repurposed items. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

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  8. That is a great use of pants legs and the size looks perfect. From Create with Joy Hop

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  9. Awesome tute! Love the pants you used! Hope you are linking with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

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  10. What a clever idea!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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  11. Ha! Thanks so much, and if you do find other uses, let me know! Us short girls have tons of hems to use up... :)

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  12. Awesome! Re-purposers unite! :)

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  13. It is, thanks! My mom loves it. :)

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  14. Thanks! I'll pop over later today. :)

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  15. That's me! Clever (and frugal, and a fabric hoarder, and too lazy to go to the store). It worked out well though! :)

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