It’s almost summer holiday and that means festivals! With this amazing sunny weather, it is time to shine with your sunglasses on your nose. Dancing, jumping and more dancing increases the risk of losing your sunglasses… Not anymore… after seeing lots of different versions of the sunglass cord I wanted to make my own! We’ve made already a DIY sunglass case but never a sunglass cord. So let’s make one together…It is a perfect project even for a beginner so no more excuses… How to DIY?
What do you need:
- A leather cord (made yourself with a strap cutter or bought at the desired length)
- Some fun tassels with little rings
- Two rubber glasses stoppers
- Pricking iron
- Leather Needle(s)
- A tiny bit of waxed thread
Step 1 stringing the tassels
The first step is to string the tassels on to your leather cord. In my case, the cord was almost as width as the little loops on the tassels, so when I strung them they could not move unless I pulled it with quite some force. In total, I added six little tassels each divided evenly over the complete length.
Step 2: sew the rubber stops on
To prevent the cord to slip off your sunglass you can add two little rubber 8-loops which are separated by a little coil. You can move this coil from left to right to tighten the loops around the ends of your sunglasses. I sewed them with just one little stitch together, which I pre-pricked before. So it is definitely the perfect DIY for beginners! You will practice with all aspects of leather craft but in a very easy DIY!
Step 3: finishing touch
Just three steps?? Yes, you could even stop after 2 but to make your summer sunglass cord just a little bit more sophisticated and to protect it from seawater, the swimming pool, sand and dirt I coated the edges with some matching black edge paint. I could not choose first, so I made some examples from little pieces of strap cord; White, brown or black…? Well you know it by now. I did go for the color matching black! Would it also have been your choice?
I get often the question asked how I apply the edge paint. Well at the moment I still use my old scratching awl for the application. You can go over it several times until you are satisfied with the edges and let it dry. And yes ladies, that’s all! Time to go back into the sun, put your sunscreen on (!!) and enjoy your sunglasses without the risk of losing them!