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Snappy Eyeglasses Cases

Remember snap purses from your childhood? They’re not just for lunch money anymore! In this fun and fast-paced class, you will create not one, but TWO snappy and stylish quilted eyeglasses cases using a fast and intuitive quilt-as-you-go method. Make one for you, and one for a friend!  David will show you how to turn ordinary retractable measuring tape into the closure mechanism. We will also explore color choice and composition for an effective and attractive result. This is a great way to use those really special fat quarters, or even silks and brocades as long as they are at least 10” wide. A fully detailed pattern will be provided in class, so you can make snappy cases for all your family and friends. The pattern is easily adaptable to other sizes: make a snap purse for your scissors, pens, or other sewing tools.

Specific Techniques
     Choosing complimentary fabrics for an attractive result
     Quilt-as-you-go method, using your domestic machine and a walking foot
     How to create a metal tape snap purse closure
     Precision sewing for a professional finish

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Skill Level:
Skill Details:
(basic knowledge of walking foot quilting is helpful)
Materials Included:
includes pattern to be given out on day of class
$10 materials fee paid to instructor
Instructor Name:
David Owen Hastings
Instructor Bio:
David Owen Hastings is a quilter, graphic designer, print and textile artist. He creates richly-layered contemporary art pieces and modern quilt and textile designs. Sharing knowledge, encouraging creativity, and teaching new skills are personal passions. David gives lectures and workshops on branding, art and textile techniques. He loves to travel, especially in Asia, and enjoys sharing his experiences through travel photos and stories. Follow David's creative adventures on Instagram: @davidowenhastings

Snappy Eyeglasses Cases

$ 45.00
20% off class supplies. *excludes kits and buy-ins*