Jon and I are doing the Love Dare book from the movie Fireproof. One of the days you are to buy your spouse a thoughtful gift. I made my gift to Jon--do you think I will get extra credit or a pass when its a hard challenge???
Jon has to wear safety glasses upon entering the building at his work. His safety glasses live on the dash of the van. Every Sunday on the way to Church as he turns a corner, I'm catching his safety glasses. I actually couldn't find a case that would be open enough, I knew he wouldn't want to mess with an open/close case. So inspiration was born!I cut a pocket from old carpenter jeans with the seat fabric still attached.
To firm it up I used an ice cream bucket lid cut to size. (we all know I have extras of those)
I stuffed the cut plastic in to the pocket and then stitched the pocket closed.
(I did use an industrial sewing machine that I borrowed from Jon's brother Dave.)
I cut a piece of denim from the same pair of jeans for the back of the case.
I cut that piece the same size at the pocket bottom,
but smaller by about 3/4 of an inch on each side at the top.
This is so it stays open.
I cut it longer than the pocket, the excess is towards the opening.
I then sewed that piece onto the back of the pocket.
Last I folded the excess fabric over and hot glued a hem in it.
Total sew time was about 3 minuets, it took longer to heat the hot glue gun than it did to sew it.
I thought Jon would Velcro it to the dash but he tucked it in the corner by the windshield and it stays put.
he thinks I should mass produce them!
I have been gifted some chocolate and an African Violet (to replace the one that died when our furnace went out when we were gone over Christmas). He sure knows how to flatter and woo me! FYI I won't be taking a pass. I'm lovin' this challenge and would not want to miss out on one single blessing! I would highly recommend the movie and the book, actually I dare you!