I’ve been wanting to make a new sunglasses case for a while now. Mine was a bit old and shabby looking – and not at all chic.
And really – I’m always in the mood for a new accessory.
So I did a little brainstorming and I thought it would be fun to have a glasses case with a cute “glasses” design on it.
Isn’t it cute? I love that cat-eye glasses design – and this is so quick and easy to put together.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
1 – 5″ x 16″ piece of outside fabric
1 – 5″ x 16″ piece of lining fabric
2 – 5″ x 16″ pieces of thin fusible batting
3″ ribbon or cording
Pattern for sketchy glasses
Start by tracing the glasses pattern (or whatever you decide to use!) onto the outside fabric.
(Sorry this is so light. I have new wash out markers and they are all missing. Shocker. Seeing as how I’m so organized and tidy.)
Iron the fusible Pellon Stitch and Tear onto the back side of the traced design.
Trace the lines with your sewing machine. You can use a walking foot, or remove your pressure foot, or you can just sew slowly around the design. Keep sewing around the lines until you have a “sketchy” look to the design.
If you want to decorate up your glasses, you can add little french knots to the top corners. You could also add in little rhinestones if you want some bling instead.
Remove your stabilizer. Cut out and press your Fusible Fleece to both the outside and lining fabrics.
Fold the lining piece in half, right sides together. Sew the long sides together, but leave a 2″ opening on one side for turning. Trim off the bottom corners.
Fold the corner flat and sew a seam 5/8″ from the point across the corner.
Repeat for the other side. This will give your case a flat bottom.
Trim off the points. Repeat for the outside fabric piece.
Cut a 3″ piece of cording or ribbon and finish the ends so they won’t fray.
Turn the lining piece right side out, and tuck the lining into the outside fabric.
Fold the cording in half and place it between the outside and lining pieces, on the front side.
Sew around the top of the case with a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Turn the case right side out through the little hole you left. Sew the opening closed. Tuck the lining into the case.
Check the placement of the little cording loop on the back, and sew a button on the top back side. You want the cording to be able to slip over it to hold the case closed.
And that’s it!! Pretty quick right?
It would make a perfect gift – Mother’s Day is just around the corner! It would be easy to personalize for your style or design too.
I’d love to hear what you think!
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