DIY Duct Tape Glasses Case

I’m really digging all the patterned duct tape out there, but I wasn’t sure what to do with it… until today! Inspiration hit, and I made this felt-lined eyeglasses case for my mom to hold her reading glasses.

Here’s what you need:
Two rolls of complimentary colors or patterned duct tape, scissors, a ruler, one piece of felt (size depends on the size of glasses your case is for), and any optional embellishments like thread, buttons, etc.

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Step 1. Measure and cut your felt large enough to fold over and make a pouch to comfortably fit your glasses, and about 2 inches longer than your frames. Then cut strips of duct tape an inch longer than the width of your felt. Lay them across the felt, allowing for a half-inch overhang on the sides and bottom. Leave about 2 inches of felt exposed at the top. (Note: in the photos for this step, I hadn’t applied all of the duct tape, so there’s more than just 2 inches of felt exposed here.)

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Step 2. Fold your felt in half lengthwise, aligning all edges, and press edges of duct tape together to seal. Then trim edges if needed. I trimmed mine to leave about a 1/4-inch boarder.

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Step 3. Fold the extra felt down over the top edge of the case.

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Step 4. Now cut a strip of
your second color of duct tape and add it to the edge, folding it in half down the edge of your glasses case. Trim any excess.

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Step 5. (Optional) You could be finished at this point or add some extra personality with embellishments of your choosing. I added a simple blanket stitch to the edge and glued some little finishing touches on with Liquid Nails.

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