After observing a few ideas for making sunglasses cases on others' blogs the past few weeks, I decided to design my own. I knew I wanted it to snap closed at the top. Also, I wanted to use supplies and scraps of fabric I had on hand.
To make this sunglasses case, you will need:
- two 5” x 9” pieces of exterior fabric (I’ll show you how I added the ric rac in the next step.)I made my exterior pieces 5” x 9” by sewing together one yellow piece 5” x 7 1/2” and a chevron scrap that was 5” wide and longer than I needed. I trimmed it to fit after adding the ric rac.
- two 5” x 9” pieces of fabric for the interior
- four 5” x 9” pieces of felt (for the interfacing)
- two 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” pieces for the closure
- one snap (four pieces)
To add ric rac, you’ll need two 5” pieces.
Stitch the ric rac to one of the pieces of fabric.
Then sandwich the ric rac between the two pieces with right sides together. Stitch the pieces together below the line of stitching you made in the prior step.
Open, press the ric rac toward the desired side.
Topstitch on the opposite side.
Repeat for the other exterior piece.
Trim to fit, if necessary. Stitch the felt to the exterior fabric using a long basting stitch. Repeat for other exterior piece. *See note below on adding one side of the snap at this step.
Use a round object to shape the bottom sides of the case and make them round.
Shape both sides and trim.
To make the closure piece, place the 2 1/2” x 4 1/2” pieces right sides together and stitch around them. Leave an opening for turning.
Turn, press and topstitch around the whole piece.
Baste it with right sides together to the back exterior piece as shown below.
Now stitch the exterior fabric pieces together with right sides together, using a 1/2” seam allowance.
Next, baste the felt to the interior pieces of fabric. Using the exterior pieces as a pattern, round the bottom of the interior fabric pieces.
Stitch the interior fabric right sides together but leave an opening for turning.
Pin the exterior layers to the interior layers with right sides together. Stitch around the rim of the case with a 1/2” seam allowance.
Turn the whole thing through the opening you left in the bottom of the lining. Press it flat. Press the opening in the lining closed and then stitch it closed.
Turn the lining down inside the case. Press again.
Apply the snap. I hammered my snaps into place.
*In hindsight, it would be a lot easier to add the the snap to the exterior fabric and felt layers only, not through all four layers of felt and fabric.
These would make very fun gifts to give to friends. Or you can just enjoy carrying your own sunglasses in style all summer long.
This case matches one of the chevron bags I recently made. It’s going to be part of a gift for a friend!
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