February 23, 2016

Just in Case

If you’ve been reading ReFashionista for a little while, you probably already know my love of huge sunglasses is exactly equal to my dislike of big giant 80’s shoulderpads.

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So what if they make me look like a fly?

Unfortunately, I don’t always take the best care of my sweet specs.  :/  They frequently get tossed into my bag or my glove compartment.  This of course leads to them getting all scratched up and smudgy.

...or just completely destroyed.

…or just completely destroyed. :/

I don’t care if I’ve spent $5.00 or $50 on my sunglasses.  I need to take better care of them. The solution is obvious.  I need to put them in a flippin’ case already.

I grabbed a couple of massive pads from my stash.

Hey Guys!

Hey Guys!

I decided I wanted my sunglasses case to have a funky quilted look to it (sort of like Vera Bradley on a bender), so I took each pad and randomly sewed curvy lines.

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Totally Freestyle!

After each pad was sufficiently quilted, I pinned the two pads together to make a sleeve.

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Pinned!

Then, I sewed the two pads together, and cut off the round part of the pads.  I made sure to leave an opening on one end to slip my shades into.

Stitched!

Stitched!

I turned the whole thing inside-out to hide the raw and serged edges.

Inside-out!

Inside-out!

All that was left to do was slip my shades into their cozy new abode!  🙂

A cozy new case!

A cozy new case!

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Now my specs are safe & secure!

Do you have any other ideas for shoulder pad refashions you think I should try?  Lemme know!  🙂

2 Comments

  1. BRILLIANT. Oh my gosh, who would have ever thought to make a case like this…Me thinks I need to try it!!

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