How to Finish Needlepoint Eyeglass Case
If you’re an avid needlepointer, you know that projects can take hours, days, or even weeks to complete. One fun and functional project you may want to try your hand at is a needlepoint eyeglass case. Not only will this project keep your eyeglasses safe and protected, but it also makes a great gift for a friend or family member.
But once you’ve finished stitching your design, you might be wondering how to finish off your needlepoint eyeglass case. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to complete this project from start to finish.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials
Before you begin, make sure you have all the materials you’ll need. You’ll need:
- Your finished needlepoint panel
- A piece of felt or foam core board that’s slightly larger than your needlepoint panel
- Glue or fabric glue
- A needle and thread
- A snap or button closure
Step 2: Trim Your Needlepoint Panel
First, take a look at your finished needlepoint panel. Is there any excess canvas around the edges? If so, you’ll want to trim it down to the size of your felt or foam core board.
To do this, lay your needlepoint panel on top of your felt or foam core board and use a pen or pencil to trace around the edges. Then, use scissors to carefully cut along the lines you traced.
Step 3: Glue Your Needlepoint Panel to the Felt or Foam Core Board
Now it’s time to attach your needlepoint panel to the felt or foam core board. This will give your eyeglass case a sturdy backing and help keep it in shape.
To do this, use a glue or fabric glue to attach the needlepoint panel to the felt or foam core board. Make sure you apply the glue evenly and press down firmly to ensure a secure hold.
Step 4: Add a Closure
Next, you’ll need to add a closure to your eyeglass case. This will keep your eyeglasses secure and prevent them from falling out.
There are a few different options for closures, such as a snap or button. If you choose to use a snap, you’ll need to attach a snap to each side of the eyeglass case. If you choose to use a button, you’ll need to sew a button onto one side of the case and a loop of thread onto the other side.
Step 5: Finish the Edges
Finally, you’ll want to finish the edges of your eyeglass case to give it a polished look. To do this, use a needle and thread to hand-stitch around the edges of the case. You can use a simple running stitch or a more decorative stitch, such as a blanket stitch.
When you reach the closure, make sure to stitch through it as well to secure it in place. Once you’ve stitched all the way around the edges of the case, tie off your thread and cut the excess.
And that’s it! Your needlepoint eyeglass case is now complete. Whether you’re using it to protect your own eyeglasses or giving it as a gift, this project is sure to be appreciated by anyone who loves needlepoint.
So why not give it a try? With a little patience and some basic sewing skills, you can create a beautiful and functional needlepoint eyeglass case that will last for years to come.