Friday, July 30, 2010

Fabric Sunglasses Case Tutorial

I think everyone with kids knows what it is like to carry around a huge diaper bag and lose things inside. I can never find my keys or my wallet, but my biggest problem is my sunglasses. They don't just get lost they get scratched. I've wanted to make a cute case for them for along time and was excited to find a tutorial on My Blonde Ambitions. I did change a few details to fit my needs and to use what I had lying around.

I started by cutting my cotton fabric and Flannel (you may also use fleece) 6 inches wide and 18 inches long. You may want to measure your glasses and cut the fabric accordingly. These measurement are what fit my glasses. I then placed my two pieces of fabric right sides together, pin in place, and sew around both sides and bottom leaving the top open.

After sewing you will turn your fabric right side out. On the opened end fold the edges in about 1/2 inch and iron.

Instead of sewing closed I decided to add stretchy elastic ribbon. I cut about 3 1/2 inches of the ribbon. I tucked and pinned it, before sewing it closed.

Using my glasses as a guide I folded my fabric to make a pouch. That helped me to decide where my button should go. I used a Dritz button covered in fabric. They are cute and inexpensive. You will have to sew the button on by hand. I then pinned both sides of the pouch and sewed it closed.

Now you have a cute and fun way to store your glasses, and I have a finished project to link to Sew and Tell Friday.


  1. Great tutorial! I'm sure going to use it.

  2. So cute, you could make loads in differnent colours so you would always be co-ordinated. we don't get to wear sunglasses here in damp Ireland. Be great for a phone too. Andrea

  3. Very creative! Great tutorial ... thanks for sharing!

  4. That's a great idea for the big bags we carry, even when we don't have little ones anymore.

  5. Nice tutorial! Moms definitely need one of these. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing!

  6. I'm amazed you can find time to sew with little ones! You sunglasses case turned out cute! I've been thinking of making one for myself. You're just the right motivation ... thanks!



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