Sunglasses Case Tutorial in just 5 steps {Summer Sun-day}

Sunglasses Case Tutorial

Welcome to Week 2 of Summer Sun-day; hope you’ve been busy making and using your new Wine Glass Coasters. This week, we’ll be making my absolute can’t-do-without item for Summer, the sunglasses case. This is another really quick, pattern free make (just 5 easy steps!) and I guarantee you’ll use this all Summer long (or longer if you are like me and can’t bear to put your sunglasses down).

To make your own, you will need:

  • Two pieces of fabric measuring 42cm x 12cm (or four pieces of fabric measuring 22cm x 12cm if your fabric has a right way up like mine in the illustration!)
  • 42cm x 12cm wadding
  • Matching or contrasting thread (if you’re less confident, go with a similar colour thread)
  • Pins
  • Tape measure
  • Tailors chalk (or pencil)
  • Set square, T square, or Perspex patchwork ruler to get the perfect right angle on your fabric pieces
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sewing machine

Note: If your fabric has a right side up, like my Scottie Dog fabric, you’re first step will be to make your fabric pieces (feel free to ignore this if you’re using something easy like polka dots that look great in any direction!) To do this, lay out two pieces short ends together so the patterns face towards each other (see bottom right image) – fold the two pieces of fabric towards together so the right sides are together and stitch together along the short edge so when you open it back out you’ll have a 42cm x 12cm piece that is half pattern right side up and half pattern upside down

  1. Place your wadding on your work surface, then layer on top a piece of fabric right side up then your other piece of fabric right side down; pin in place
  2. Stitch around the edge (I used 1cm seam allowance) leaving a 5cm gap in one side
  3. Turn the right way and press, tucking in the fabric that you have not stitched
  4. Fold your case in half and stitch up each long side close to the edge, leaving your short side free as the opening for your case
  5. Turn your case so the stitched sides are inside

As my case was so patterned I decided not to add any additional embellishments but if you have some pretty trim or bias binding, you could hand stitch this around the top of your sunglasses case.

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