5 Minute DIY Quick Sew Sunglasses Case

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Can you believe it’s already September? Time is flying by lately, and I’m not ready for summer to end. When summer ends, I feel like I don’t see daylight again until March when Daylight Savings rolls around again. Seriously, I get up and leave the house when it’s still dark and leave work when it’s already dark…I’m not ready for that yet, so I’m soaking up as much sunlight as I possibly can while it lasts! 

In this edition of 5-minute DIY, I’m going to show you how to make this super simple low-sew sunglasses case with only a couple of supplies and little-to-no sewing skills required. If I can make it, you can make it. It’s great for beginners who are still getting used to sewing because it’s all straight lines and simple cuts, which is why you can make it in only 5 minutes.

DIY Quick Sew Sunglasses Case | Revamperate
Time: 5 minutes 

Supplies:

  • Fabric
  • Matching ribbon 
  • Scissors 
  • Matching thread
  • Sewing machine

Cut a piece of fabric about 7 inches wide and 8 long, and cut a piece of ribbon about 14 inches long. The measurements don’t need to be exact, so you can adjust them as needed, but I found that these measurements worked best for my average pair of sunglasses. 

DIY Quick Sew Sunglasses Case | Revamperate
Line up the ribbon along the 7-inch wrong side of the fabric, and fold over the fabric to conceal the ribbon (about 1 inch). Iron the seam down if you can. Sew along the edge of fabric to secure the fold without sewing down the ribbon. 

Then fold the fabric in half with the ribbon at the top, right sides facing together. Starting at the top corner where the drawstring seam begins, sew a 1/4 inch seam down the side and continue to sew around the corner until you reach the opposite corner, making sure to backstitch at the ends. 

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Then turn that fabric right side out, iron again and add your sunglasses! It’s quick, easy and cute. These sunglasses cases make great gifts and they’re so easy to customize with different fabrics and ribbons. Happy crafting! 

5 Minute DIY Gold Leaf Sunglasses

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Happy Friday! Let’s talk about sunnies! What’s more important this time of year than a cute pair of sunglasses?

I actually scored these sunnies at a rummage sale at the Studio DIY studio a few months back, which was awesome BTW. Seeing my favorite bloggers in real life seriously feels like seeing celebrities…These have been sitting on my dresser for quite a while and I figured it was about time that I do something to them. I had so many ideas, but I ended up utilizing an unopened bottle of liquid gold leaf that I’d been saving for the right project. Thus, I whipped up these DIY gold leaf sunglasses! 

DIY Gold Leaf Sunglasses | Revamperate
Time: 5 minutes

Supplies:

  • A pair of sunglasses with thick top (such as classic Ray Bans or similar) 
  • Liquid gold leaf 
  • Small paint brush 

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First, make sure the glasses are clean and then slowly paint on the gold leaf. It’s best to apply long strokes in the same direction until you’ve completely covered the area you want. In my case, that was the top of the sunglasses, which was plastic. 

If the gold doesn’t come through thick enough, let the glasses dry for close to an hour and paint a second coat (I needed a second coat). Then allow them to dry completely before wearing them out! And there you have it – only five minutes for a cute pair of bright gold leaf glasses! Enjoy!

5 Minute DIY Painted Fedora Hat

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I have looked everywhere for a good hat. Unfortunately, I just don’t look good in hats of any kind and I’ve been searching high and low for a cute hat to wear for my cruise (!!!!) next month. Excuse the exclamation marks…can you tell I’m excited about my cruise?! As much as I wanted one of those huge but cute floppy hats to go with the new clothes I shamelessly bought for my vacation, floppy hats were just not made for my head. 

Nonetheless, I did stumble on this cute fedora in the dollar bin at Target and figured that I had to have it for a dollar. I’m still not destined to wear hats, but I think this painted fedora will look cute on my 5-year-old niece. After all, I painted it with her two favorite colors – pink and purple. 

This DIY is quick and easy, so sit in front of the TV and knock out a pattern in minutes. I’ll be honest, my triangles took me a little longer than 5 minutes though. Here’s the plain hat before:

DIY Painted Fedora Hat | Revamperate
Time: 5 minutes 

Supplies:

  • Fedora hat 
  • 3+ colors of acrylic paint 
  • Paintbrush

Separate your paints and paint your pattern either directly on a fedora or on the band around a fedora. Hint: you can totally add a thick ribbon to a fedora! I painted small triangles, alternating with upside down ones as I made my way around the hat. Let it all dry and wear, gift it, own it! Easy as pie, right? 

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My vacation is still a few weeks away, so I’m still hunting for a good floppy hat I might be able to pull off! Happy crafting!