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We have gotten better at road trips. We have a box where we store our travel basket of drawing materials. We organizers for materials, carefully hand-sewn by me. We have a picnic blanket/ trunk cover, lovingly hand made of Korean waxed cotton. We have a checklist on our phones ready for any spontaneous trip. And, at every trip, as we sit in the car, a smile of doing thing well slowly resting on our face, our home a distant memory, we remember “DARN! Dad forgot his sunglasses.”
Sunglasses aren’t the kinda turn the car around travel emergency, but they sure to make my light-eyed husband’s driving experience much better. So, this father’s day we thought we would incentivize remembering the sunglasses by making an unforgettable case. My husband, now wheat and sugar free, waxes poetic about Pop Tarts. A child of immigrants, the toaster pastry was not a vernacular of my childhood. But, apparently, for him, they are the stuff of high school joy. So, for father’s day, we took his needs and wrapped them in his desires. Voila! Pop Tart Sunglasses Case.
This was an easy enough project that kids could do it. I did this as a handsew project, but it might be more durable as a machine sew one.
- Start with a beige or ochre felt (10 by 5 inches); blue felt, 4 by 3 inches; pink felt, 4 by 3 inches, thread and scissors.
- Create your icing first. Just losenge shaped slits in the blue felt. Place over the pink felt to create a sprinkle effect. (you can use a different color combination as well. I just love the look of Blue Raspberry).
- Lay the ochre fabric out flat. Sew the icing onto ochre fabric.
- Fold the ochre fabric. Blanket stitch 3 sides leaving the top open.
- Give to your beloved.