A bold geometric pattern and bright colors will look great (and a bit retro), while this DIY Plastic Canvas Glasses Case keeps your glasses safe.

DIY Plastic Canvas Glasses Case Feature www.trinketsinbloom.com



  • Plastic canvas
  • Yarn – two colors
  • Needle
  • Scissors

DIY Plastic Canvas Glasses Case Supplies
step 1
Measure your plastic canvas.

I recommend having your glasses handy while you are measuring your plastic canvas to make sure you cut it the right size.

I cut mine 7 ½ inches by 6 ¾ inches.DIY Plastic Canvas Glasses Case Measuring

step 2
Decide on your pattern.

I used a simple staggered zig zag pattern, with two rows of each of four colors.

step 3
Start needlepointing!

I started working in the bottom lefthand corner and worked diagonally up and across. Depending on the pattern you choose you can either work this way or straight across from left to right.

Be sure to tie in your ends very well. You dont want your needlepoint to come undone.DIY Plastic Canvas Glasses Case NeedlepointingDIY Plastic Canvas Glasses Case Needlepointing 2

step 4
When youve filled up all of your plastic canvas with your pattern, using the color youve chosen for your edge sew along the top edge.

I sewed two stitches in each hole to keep any of the plastic canvas from showing through.DIY Plastic Canvas Glasses Case Top EdgeDIY Plastic Canvas Glasses Case Top Edge Finished

step 5
Fold your plastic canvas in half and sew it together along the bottom and the side, when you are finished tie in your ends.DIY Plastic Canvas Glasses Case FoldingDIY Plastic Canvas Glasses Case FinishedDIY Plastic Canvas Glasses Case

Ive suddenly found myself will several pairs of sunglasses and no cases, so there was nothing left to do but make one!

The larger squares in the plastic canvas really lend themselves to graphic patterns and bold colors.

Plastic canvas is a really fun and quick way to get a needlepoint look but have it be really sturdy and even sculptural. Because its plastic you can even leave parts unsewn, there are just so many options. For another project I made recently check out this DIY Plastic Canvas Clutch.

Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know how yours turned out!

This DIY Plastic Canvas Glasses Case is part of a Plastic Canvas Blog Hop organized by Diane Gilleland of www.craftypod.com. I’m so excited to be a part of this great group of crafters. Be sure to check out the other projects!

Plstic Canvas Blog Hop


  1. Never would have thought making an eye glass case could be so easy! Great job on the tutorial. I can definitely see a couple of these in my future!

  2. I loved this. I made one in cool tones.

  3. Lovely work just wondering what type of yarn do you use.

  4. Hi!

    Do you know where to buy the plastic canvas online? :-)


    I want to stitch the eyeglass case immediately; thank you so much for the pattern.

    • Thanks Patricia! I’m so glad you like it! Let me know how it turns out.

  6. I will be making some for myself and others. Very nice and looks easy to make. Great directions,love it.
    . elizabeth

  7. I think my mother would like this its pretty good idea I will make it.

  8. Love this, and it looks so easy! I used to make Coasters and I will definitely make this! Thank you!

  9. I’ve been making these for years, and they are great fun and very useful. I make them in two halves and stitch them together all the way round. I also loosely stitch in some cotton lining to cover the back of the needlepoint work.

  10. Which way does it fold? Lengthwise or across?


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