Summertime always reminds me of two of my favorite things – lemonade and watermelon. Squeezing lemons with Mom in the kitchen and spitting watermelon seeds in the backyard with my Dad are two of my favorite childhood memories! I just love creating useful and inspiring no-sew projects with Kunin Brand Felt Craft Cuts. My No-Sew Fruity Sunglass Cases with Kunin Felt are bright and colorful projects to celebrate Summer!
Time: 1 Hour, not including drying times
Skill Level: Beginner
YOU WILL NEED:
- Kunin® Classic™ Felt Craft Cuts 9” by 12” – Watermelon = Shocking Pink (1), Black (1), Neon Green (1), Pirate Green (2). Lemon = Yellow (3), Lemon Frost (1).
- E6000 Fabri-Fuse Fabric Glue by Eclectic Products
- Hook and Loop Tape, self-adhesive
- Binder Clips
- FRUITY SUNGLASS CASES PATTERN
To begin the No-Sew Fruity Sunglass Cases, gather all supplies. Download, print and cut out FRUITY SUNGLASS CASES PATTERNS with scissors. Layer two sheets of Pirate Green Kunin® Classic™ Felt on top of each other. Trace sunglass case base pattern onto felt with a marker, and then cut out with scissors. Repeat with two sheets of Yellow Kunin® Classic™ Felt.
Run a line of E6000 Fabri-Fuse Fabric Glue around the perimeter of the first sunglass case base shape of Pirate Green Kunin® Classic™ Felt. Line up and place the second sunglass case base shape of Pirate Green Kunin® Classic™ Felt on top, press gently around the edges. Repeat with the first and second sunglass case base shape of Yellow Kunin® Classic™ Felt. Set aside to dry.
Trace large fruit circle onto Neon Green and small fruit circle onto Shocking Pink Kunin® Classic™ Felt with a marker. Cut out with scissors inside the traced lines for a clean finished project. Measure and cut a strip of Black Kunin® Classic™ Felt one-inch wide. Cut out triangles with scissors and then round the bottom of the triangle to create nine watermelon seeds.
Trace large fruit circle onto Lemon Frost and small fruit circle onto Yellow Kunin® Classic™ Felt with a marker. Cut out with scissors inside the traced lines. Cut the Yellow Felt small fruit circle into eight triangles and round the edges to create the lemon segments. The triangles can be large and small, so it looks like a realistic piece of fruit. Measure and cut a strip of Lemon Frost Kunin® Classic™ Felt one-inch wide. Cut out triangles with scissors and then round the bottom of the triangle to create three lemon seeds.
Attach Neon Green Felt large fruit circle to Pirate Green Kunin® Classic™ Felt sunglass case with E6000 Fabri-Fuse Fabric Glue. Then glue Shocking Pink Felt small fruit circle on top. Press down gently around the edges. Repeat with Lemon Frost Felt large fruit circle on Yellow Kunin® Classic™ Felt sunglass case and the Yellow Felt lemon segments on top. Set aside to dry.
Once dry, flip over and apply E6000 Fabri-Fuse Fabric Glue around the rectangular bottom edges of the Pirate Green Felt sunglass case. Fold up and secure with binder clips. Repeat with Yellow Felt sunglass case. The side-by-side application of binder clips with give a strong hold to the double thickness of Kunin® Classic™ Felt until the E6000 Fabri-Fuse Fabric Glue is dry.
Flip Watermelon sunglass case over and attach nine Black Felt seeds in a circle with E6000 Fabri-Fuse Fabric Glue. Repeat with Lemon sunglass case and the three Lemon Frost seeds. Set aside to dry.
To complete the No-Sew Fruity Sunglass Cases, remove binder clips from the sides of the Watermelon and Lemon. Cut a one-inch section of self-adhesive hook and loop tape, remove the liner paper from both sides and apply to the center of the flap of the Watermelon case. Fold flap over and attach the hook and loop tape to the base of the sunglass case, and it lines up perfectly, everytime. Repeat for the Lemon sunglass case, and you are DONE!
I hope you will use my No-Sew Fruity Sunglass Cases projects as a jumping off point to showcase your Kunin Creativity and create some bright and colorful accessories for Summer. Switch up the fruits and enjoy YOUR favorites. Orange, Kiwi, Lime, or maybe even a Strawberry. The possibilities are endless!
Felt is an easy, versatile, and forgiving medium which allows you to create affordable but trendy projects whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter! We would LOVE to see what you create, so tag us #CreateWithKunin on social media.
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt and Kunin® Premiumfelt non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area. Online the full collection is available at Fabric.com, and other major retailers, online and in store, JOANN, Michaels and Hobby Lobby!
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