Recently I bought a sunglasses which comes with a pouch bag, not a sunglasses case. Thinking that the pouch would not do much to protect the sunglasses I look around for a case. Few of my older cases could not fit in the sunglasses (the frame is quite big), so it’s a good opportunity to make one my own!
At first I’m not very sure of what material should I use. I use paper and cardboard a lot in my craft project, but paper is too fragile for a case and cardboard would make it too bulky. It just so happen that I’m also looking for a suitable material for my next dino lamp project (will talk about this more in my next post) which i have decided to use plastic. Yes, plastic. The same plastic as in a plastic filing folder. So i bought a few plastic folders and re-purpose them for this project.
I am not sure exactly what type of plastic it is, most probably a type of Polypropylene (PP) or some sort. The plastic is thin enough for easy cutting and folding and sturdy enough as a sunglasses case.
This is the plastic filing folder
I remove the fabric and the stitches on the sides of the file folder and open up the folder as a single plastic sheet
Next I drew the template and cut out accordingly. Gluing the plastic is not an easy feat – I’ve tried all kind of adhesive that I have and it won’t stick nicely. Even the hot-melt glue sticks doesn’t work so I use a PVC double-sided tape.
So here are the end results:
The dimension is 155mm length, 55mm width and 45mm height. The case is big enough for any size of sunglasses.
One for the Gentleman
And another one I wrapped with pattern paper just for the fun of it =)