DIY Embroidered Sunglasses

Here I sit, on the up side of a truly horrendous tax season. I made it, everything that needed to happen happened, and the phone has finally stopped ringing, and oh my goodness am I looking forward to going home on time today. I have the Walk Off the Earth song Summer Vibe going on repeat and I am mentally making these glasses to take on our yearly beach trip at the end of the summer.

You’ll need:

Start by drawing out a pattern – feel free to copy mine! Each cross stitch has four holes, forming a square, so the pattern will look like a grid. Color coding the stitches helps develop the pattern. After the pattern is drawn out on piece of paper, copy the pattern with a felt tip marker on the sunglasses. Nail polish remover will remove any mistakes.

Use the hand held drill or Dremel to drill the holes. To prevent skidding or scratching, place the tip of the drill bit on top of the marked area before turning on the drill. Place a good amount of pressure for a clean drill. Once all the holes are drilled, clean off any leftover marks with a paper towel and nail polish remover.

Thread the needle with embroidery floss – make sure the head of the needle is small enough to fit through the holes. Tie a double knot at the end of the floss and snip off any excess. Thread the floss through the holes, following the pattern. Start from the upper left corner down to the lower right corner and then from the upper left corner down to the lower right corner, forming an X. Start the next stitch so it uses two of the same holes as the previous.

Finish off the color with a double knot on the backside.

Continue cross stitching with the second color and then the third color.

Repeat on the other side.

Voila, embroidered sunnies complete!

Images and tutorial by HonestlyWTF

About Julie

My name is Julieanna Bucior, but I go by Julie (unless I'm in trouble). I'm thirty one. I am a bookkeeper by day, rogue fashion designer/crafter/amateur baker by night. I spend most of my time feeling like a kindergartner trapped inside an adult's body. I love reading, hanging out with my crazy cats and being silly. I'm pretty much the girl next door, with a twist.