June 21st marked the beginning of summer, so it’s officially sunglasses season! Need a cute way to store your shades? Here is a quick and easy tutorial to help you do it yourself, and keep all your sunglasses close.
SUPPLIES: scissors, template, leather, screw rivet, sinew and needles, hole punch, awl, spacer, and straight edge
1. Cut out form using template provided above (Note: you may need to play with sizing on your printer, or trim your pinch and trim your leather, to get desired width) . Use your spacer to punch holes along the side perimeter, and then use your awl to punch the holes in the leather, all like I did here.
2. Using your ruler, mark the center on your bottom and top flaps, then use your hole punch to make your two holes.
3. Using the Saddle Stitch (explained here) stitch both sides of your sunglasses case.
4. Lastly, screw in your Rivet Screw, and you’re all set (Note: Feel free to add a dab of glue to the screw for extra security).
Brandhyze Stanley is the chief leather goods designer and creator of Brandhyze + Co. A DIY girl at heart—Brandhyze has been featured on Dr. Oz, The View, The Today Show, InStyle Magazine, Essence Magazine, and MTVStyle. A Wilhelmina Model for over a decade, with a Business Degree from Loyola University Chicago, Brandhyze has provided DIY content to the popular How-To Site, eHow; and has been a contributor for the Huffington Post, Yahoo Finance, Super Money, Good Housekeeping, and Newsday Westchester, to name a few. Brandhyze is a lover of leather and a mixer of textiles, follow her on Instagram @BrandhyzeandCo.