DIY It – A Felt Cactus Sunglasses case

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With the warm weather approaching, I have been thinking about cute cacti, flamingos, and trips to the pool. And of course wearing my sunglasses all the time! But for those times when the sunglasses aren’t on, I needed a cute little case to hold them. Sure you could buy one of mine here (wink, wink), but you can also use a bit of felt and some simple stitching to create your own cute cacti sunglasses case!

These guys turned out even cuter than I imagined and were oh so simple to make.

The Supplies

  • One sheet of green felt (for the saguaro cactus you will need to two sheets)
  • One sheet colored felt for the pot
  • 1/4 yard fusible thermolam (from the fabric store)
  • Scissors, iron, thread, and a sewing machine

Begin by sketching out your cactus on your felt. You will need to make sure that it is large enough to hold a pair of sunglasses. I made my cactus roughly 4″ by 9″. Then cut out two cactus pieces, two pieces for your pot from your colored felt, and little triangles or lines to decorate your pots and cactus from the fusible thermolam. You will also want to cut out pieces of thermolam that are about 1/4″ smaller all the way around than your felt pieces.

Now that you have all your pattern pieces, iron the bumpy side (those are little glue dots) of the thermolam to the inside pieces of the felt cactus and the little lines and cactus pricks to the outside of the cactus and pots.

The final step is to top stitch the pot to the cactus and then to put the two cactus and pot pieces together and top stitch around the sides while leaving 2-3″ at the top that you can use to slip your sunglasses in and out.

Once your cactus is stitched together you can trim off any uneven sections and even glue on a felt cactus flower with a bit of fabric glue if you wish.

 Now tell me these aren’t the cutest stinking sunglasses case ever!

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