Glass Wipes Case

When I went into work, I heard from several of my co-workers, that Anna was looking for me.  I’ve known Anna for 20+ years, (she’s in her 70’s) and to hear so many people say she needed to see me,  I was worried that something was wrong.  When I saw her & asked her why she needed me, she said, “Do you still sew?”.  Needless to say, I was relieved when I said, “Yes, why?”   She said that she needed some kind of case to carry her glass wipes in.  The one that she had been using was plastic & had cracked & cut her.  She wanted a container that was made of fabric & would hold around 4 at a time.  This is what I came up with:

Glass Wipes Case

She uses the Lens Cleaning Wipes that are sold at Walmart, and the wipes are packaged individually.  I placed them to get an idea of how wide I’d need the case to be, first with 4 of them & then doubling them to hold 8.

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It wasn’t very wide, so I used notebook paper to make the pattern.  The nice thing about the notebook paper is that it had straight lines, which made the pattern super easy to make.  I just kept folding the paper around the wipes until it fit, allowing for seam allowance.

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The finished pattern was 6 1/4″ wide by 10″ long.  Once the pattern was finished, I cut  2 pieces of fabric.  I chose suede cloth because it’s a sturdy fabric that is easy to work with.  It had to be sturdy because it was going to be going in & out of her purse.  And the nice thing about fabric is that if it gets dirty, it can be washed.

Then I cut off any excess paper, leaving a 1/4″ border at the stitching lines.

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Once the fabric was cut out, I pressed one piece well everywhere that it would need a fold.  I placed it on the pattern & ironed it so that the creases would be where I wanted them.  (yeah, I guess I cheated a little)

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I needed a way to keep it closed, so I chose Velcro.  I used pins to mark where I wanted the Velcro to go.  Once I was happy with the placement, I pinned the Velcro in place.

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I took the paper pattern out & sewed the Velcro in place.

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Once the Velcro was sewn in place, I put the second piece of fabric, right sides together, leaving an opening at one end so it could be turned right side out.  After it was sewn, I clipped the corners to remove the excess bulk.

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Once the corners were clipped, I turned the case right side out & pinned the opening closed.

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I stitched the opening closed, close to the edge.

Glass Wipes Case

Then I made sure that the wipes would fit by folding up the ends,  & when I knew that it would fit 8 wipes, I pinned the case in place.

Glass Wipes Case

Glass Wipes Case

Using the pressed lines as a guide, I stitched down the center of the case.  This made the pockets.

Glass Wipes Case

Once the center seam was finished, I stitched the sides, close to the edge.  This enclosed the sides & finished making the pockets.

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Pockets made:

Glass Wipes Case

This is how the wipes fit into the case:

Glass Wipes Case

And this is how the case looks when it’s closed & ready to fit in the purse:

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The other side:

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I like the way it turned out.  It’s a pretty purse accessory & can be made in any color that tickles your fancy.

I’m thinking of making a few of these for myself.  One for eyeglass wipes, and maybe one to hold my Splenda packets.

Happy Creating everyone!

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