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Eyeglass Cases | Christmas Gifts for Teachers

Eyeglass Cases

Total Time Needed: 2-3 Hours

These whimsical, plush spectacle cases, complete with button-eye fasteners, make a fun storage option for a pair of shades or reading glasses.


  • Piece of craft fur (7 1/2 by 10 inches)
  • Adhesive-backed craft foam (6 by 6 1/2 inches)
  • Marker and ruler
  • 3 pairs of buttons (1/2 and 1 inch in diameter per pair)
  • Sturdy sewing needle and thread
  • Fabric glue
  • 4 clothespins


Eyeglass Cases - Step 1

1. Place the fur right side down on a table. Holding the craft foam with the longer edges at the top and bottom, stick it to the underside of the fur centered along the lower edge, as shown.

Eyeglass Cases - Step 2

2. Then mark 2 spots on the foam about 2 inches up from the lower edge of the fur and 2 1/4 inches in from each side.

Eyeglass Cases - Step 3

3. Loosely but securely sew the buttons onto the furry side, creating each eye by stacking a 1/2-inch button atop a 1-inch one (young sewers may need help pushing the needle through the foam).

Eyeglass Cases - Step 4

4. Fold the foam-covered fur area in half, making a crease, then unfold it. Apply fabric glue along the edges of the fur piece adjacent to the foam.

5. Refold the foam and secure the seams with clothespins until the glue dries.

6. Fold the fur flap over the glued pocket, then mark and cut buttonholes large enough for the eyes to fit through.

7. Spread a thin layer of glue around the nonfurry side of the buttonholes to keep them from stretching. Allow the glue to dry thoroughly before buttoning the case.