Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sunglasses Case Tutorial

I've been sewing lots of little travel-type things to take with me on my trip to Houston this Friday. I sewed a cute case for my sunglasses today. I always just toss my sunglasses in my purse and they end up getting scratched. So I decided I needed a case to take with me. It was super easy and literally took 15 minutes to make.

I have lots of tiny tiny scrap "strings". I don't like to throw them out because I think they just look cool, even though I have no idea what to use them for. I decided that this small project would be great for using the scrap strings.

I started by ironing them & laying them out in a pleasing arrangement. In order to keep them together, iron a piece of freezer paper on top of them. That will allow you to pick the whole piece up.

Then iron a piece of fusible webbing onto the back and peel the freezer paper off of the front.

Trim the two long sides and iron it onto a black square. I cut two 7 inch squares for this project. After fusing the strings to the square, trim the excess off.

Lay it on a piece of batting & quilt the two layers together. I did some stright line quilting on mine to hold the strings in place. At this point, I thought it was looking pretty cool. We are having a potholder swap in my Modern Quilt Guild next month. For half a second, I wanted to keep this as a potholder for the swap. But since I have a whole month to get another potholder done & I need a sunglasses case ASAP, I forged ahead.

Lay the quilted square on top of the other cut square, right sides together, and stitch around all four sides, leaving a small opening at the top for turning. Trim the corners, turn, and press.

Stitch along the entire top side really close to the edge.

Fold the square in half, and stitch along the side and bottom and you're done! Very easy, and easily customizable. Any two 7 inch squares will do. You can use just two pieces of your favorite patterned fabric, two 7 inch squares made of patchwork, solid fabric with applique, or whatever you can think of.

Share pictures with me if you decide to make your own!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this looks cool. I can't wait to show this to my glasses loving friends. I'm sure they'll really like it.