How to Make an Eyeglass Case From a Tie

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How to Make an Eyeglass Case From a Tie
Your glass case can be as trendy as the latest tie styles. (necktie detail image by .shock from

Eyeglasses easily get scratched or damaged without protection. Standard eyeglass cases help provide protection for glasses, but may be too bulky or ugly to carry around. Necktie eyeglass cases are simple and inexpensive to make. They're thin enough to slip into a back pocket and stylish enough to carry around in public, while protecting glasses.

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Things you need

  • Tie
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Seam ripper
  • Thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Velcro

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  1. 1

    Lay the tie on a flat surface, with the bottom side facing up, exposing the seam. Measure 16 inches from the pointed end to the narrow section of the tie, with measuring tape. Cut the narrow end of the tie horizontally across with scissors at the 16-inch mark.

  2. 2

    Pass the thread through a sewing needle, and tie both thread ends together in a knot. Fold the narrow end of the tie 1 inch in and sew it. Remove 8 to 10 inches of thread from the middle seam of the tie, with a seam ripper. Remove an additional 2 to 3 inches of thread for larger glasses.

  3. 3

    Fold the sewn end of the tie up, to meet with the bottom end of the triangular flap. Sew the sides of the two top layers together, to close the case. Avoid sewing the front and back of the tie together, as this will prevent your glasses from fitting into the case.

  4. 4

    Stick small self-adhesive Velcro dots or squares on the pointed end and inside top of the case. Center the Velcro pieces on both sides, allowing them to match up. Place the glasses inside of the case and fold the flap down to close it.

Tips and warnings

  • Select a tie that is fairly wide.
  • Remove any tags on the tie.

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