Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sailing Punch Needle Eyeglass Case Freebie!


I decided to make another case, this time for my sunglasses and make my own drawing. I just doodled a simple boat and some fun waves and this is what it looks like. You can reduce the size to fit a small camera or your cell phone, or make it into a pillow or wall hanging, whatever you would like. I used DMC linen, 4145, for the sails. The waves were done with a light blue floss, that was over dyed with a dark blue green.

To make the sunglass case, I sew a cotton lining to punch needle piece, front sides facing and leave the bottom open. When I sew it on the machine, I line my inner left side of the foot with the edge of the punching, so the needle sews along the side. Sometimes you catch the row, but it won't hurt anything.

Turn your piece, right side out and sew up the bottom edge by hand. Then cut a piece of wool a tiny bit larger than the front and using a blanket stitch, sew it to the edge of your front, leaving the top open.


Here is the pattern, not an exact, but  you can fix or change what you would like. It is also a bit crooked, so draw your lines first, then shift the boat to fit into your area. The drawing is done in reverse, so you can use it as it for punching. If you want to hook it or do something in appliqué, you will need to reverse it.


And, I had to show you this, nature is at it again. I found these two on my porch this morning, they stayed until noon, quite the long mating ritual;) It is a Giant Leopard Moth and I have never seen one around here. If you and your kids want to identify bugs this summer, visit Insect Identification. You can identify bugs and see photos of all types of insects.





14 comments:

Terry said...

Thank you for this cute little sailboat pattern! I'm thinking of redoing my bathroom in a seashore theme and this would be perfect stitched up and framed in there! :0)

Anna said...

oh it soooo cute! I am going to make a wool one! but I would love to order a punch needle one from you! When I showed DH the leopard moth...he said, WOW!

Kris said...

What a cute, cute boat pattern!! You are very talented!! And those moths are sooooooooo cool!!!

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Very cute! I think it would be adorable as a framed piece too. Thank you for the pattern. :-)

Allie said...

Oh Debbie I LOVE it - that is awesome! I think I'll do it in embroidery [my punch needle leaves a LOT to be desired, lol] and maybe crayon. Thank you!

I've never seen a Leopard Moth, how pretty. Great site, my son will love it!

Deborah O'Hare said...

I love the colours you have used in the sailboat.

Kathie said...

I LOVE your sunglasses case, I need to learn how to needle punch...just like I need to learn rug hooking
one of these days...
something about sailboats, boats I just love, nope don't really love being on them but I can watch them from the coast and be very happy! one of the reasons I love going to Newport and always have to stop in Mystic on the way
Kathie

moosecraft said...

Love your sail boat sunglass case! Great color choices too! I've never seen a moth like that around here. They are very pretty!

Mugwump Woolies said...

What a great glass case...such talent! We love looking at bugs...what a beautiful specimen!
Robyn

Raymond Homestead said...

What a cute pattern and I love the colors you chose!

Soggibottom said...

I see you are still so busy with your needle :-) AND BUG WATCHING...
I'm going to do this and take my time....just right for long wet Summers in England :-)
:-) X X X

Firecracker Kid said...

That sure is a pretty eye glass holder. I love it :) Those sure are pretty insects.
Hugs~Carol

Carrie P. said...

cute pattern. love the way you did the waves.
those are so cool looking moths.

Merry Wind Farm said...

What a cute boat pattern, thanks so much for sharing. That bug is amazing...
Melinda