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Chicken Scratch Glasses Case Pattern

Chicken Scratch Glasses Case Pattern

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Whether you call it chicken scratch, snowflaking, Depression lace or broderie suisse, this style of embroidery uses simple stitches to produce eye-catching results. This pattern walks you through not only the embroidery portion but also the sewing instructions to turn your embroidery into a padded glasses case to keep your favorite pair safe from scratches. It is sized to fit glasses up to 5 ½” across with lenses up to 2 ¼” tall (14 x 5.7cm), which should fit most adult-sized frames. 

This hand embroidery pattern is composed of TWO files:

Chicken Scratch Glasses Case Pattern PDF, a 26-page digital pattern with a materials list, pattern chart, and 30+ photos and illustrations to show step-by-step instructions for completing this pattern and turning your embroidered panel into a padded glasses case. 

A customized Chicken Scratch Glasses Case Stitch Reference PDF with an additional 5 pages and 8 photos detailing each stitch used by type and complexity.

This pattern contains all the information necessary to complete it as it stands, but for those who really like to dive in, we have the option to add a companion PDF that goes into all the little things most patterns gloss over - fabric selection, methods of starting and stopping threads, pattern transfer, needle sizes, and more. With an additional 42 pages and 40+ more pictures, you'll learn valuable skills for any embroidery project. 


Materials Needed to Complete Pattern:

-10”x12” piece of lightweight cotton gingham, 1/8” (3 mm) check, in navy and white

-8”x10” piece quilting cotton, lightweight linen, or preferred lining material, in white

-Embroidery needle – size 8 or as preferred for using with size 8 perle cotton

-Tapestry needle size 26 or as preferred 

-Sewing needle

-One ten-gram ball of DMC size 8 perle cotton, color 823

One ten-gram ball of DMC size 8 perle cotton, color B5200

-Pencil, tailor’s chalk, or preferred method of transferring marks to fabric


-embroidery hoop, frame, or q-snap, in preferred size

One small sew-on snap, approximately 5/16” (8mm)

Silver two- or four-hole button, approximately 14L (11/32”, 9mm)

White sewing thread

8”x10” piece of fusible foam interfacing



Optional supplies include: 

-One skein DMC floche thread, color 823

-Sewing machine


This PDF will be available for download upon purchase and can be accessed online as well. No physical goods will be shipped. Because patterns are digital products and are protected as intellectual property, they are not subject to return or exchange and all sales are final. If you have any questions or problems downloading, please contact us for help using the Message Us button at bottom right!

Care information

Linen handkerchiefs may be washed via delicate cycle in a washing machine (no bleach) or for best results, by hand. Iron hot, with steam, on the backside of the work. Any stitches pushed out of place from the iron can gently be prodded back into place. A cotton or mesh laundry bag will help protect your piece from getting snagged.

Temari should not be washed, just dusted if necessary. If needed, you can wet a cloth in hot water and wring it out quite well, and use that to spot-wash. Temari are made of fibers all the way through, so a wash or soak would mean that the inside would never dry.

Our embroidered blankets are made with wool, and should be handwashed gently in cool water.

Goldwork embroidery should only be washed by a professional. Other embroidery is best cleaned as for temari (especially framed hoop work) though wearable accessories may be put through the wash on a gentle cycle or hand washed.

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Embroidered letters in progress in hoop, a woman in a purple shirt is embroidering them by hand onto a linen handkerchief

Further Customization

Working by hand allows us to customize your order in ways not possible with an embroidery machine. For custom designs, click the Chat button at bottom right and let us know what you'd like.