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Had a lot of fun making up this cot quilt to go overseas. Used the ‘tracing off internet pics’ to make up my applique pieces. I recommend using a pencil rather than a sharpie marker or you’ll have permanent marker all over your screen!

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I just had to try doing this ‘cos I haven’t been able to find any fit overs that are light and don’t look like grandmas… oh, I am a granny! I found a cheapo $4 pair of sunnies that became the sacrificial prototype. Choosing the right size and shape is critical to the sucess, spend some time checking they will cover up both the glasses and ear pieces.

Don’t tell Stan but I started cutting the nose pieces off with a serrated cheese knife before I remembered that there might be a tool in the shed that would do the job. Hey, so that’s what a hack saw must be for! Be really careful not to scratch your lenses. The photos below show the process step by step. The Loctite instant adhesive worked brilliantly to glue the nose pieces back on in another place. Might try on a pair I actually like now.

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Choose sunnies that will cover lenses and ear pieces

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Choose solid nose pieces that you can cut off in one piece.

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Don’t use a cheese or steak knife, you might ruin it…

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Use a hack saw to cut off the nose pieces in one piece.

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Now spend hours carefully sanding out the roughness, (shhh, also used an iron to melt smooth)

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Glue the nose pieces inside at the very top to make a shelf to sit on your glasses

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Kind of looks like this

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Camo’s not my thing but they worked, also didn’t come off during a day at the zoo!

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