A 15 minute sunglasses case sewing tutorial! A great use of scrap fabric and a practical way to keep sunglasses scratch-free! What’s in your pool bag? This post contains affiliate links. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.
This summer we are spending a lot of time outside on a trip to Alaska, a family reunion in Idaho, the beach, camping, and swim lessons. All 4 of the kids are in swim lessons this year so I will be poolside quite a bit. Having a stocked pool bag is essential to keep hydrated and protected from the sun’s rays.
I made a sunglasses case in less than 15 minutes and then sat there wondering why it’s taken me decades to do so.
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15-Minute Sunglasses Case Sewing Tutorial
Supplies you’ll need to make a sunglasses case:
- 2 (7.5″ x 7.5″) squares of fabric
- 1 (6.5″ x 6.5″) square fusible interfacing or batting
- sewing machine
- Fuse your interfacing/batting to the back of one piece of fabric. I am a quilter and have basting spray around so that’s what I used, but using an iron-on interfacing/batting works great.
- With right sides together, place the lining and outer fabrics together.
- Fold in half and sketch a curve with a pen to one of the corners (NOT ON THE FOLD). You can use a glass or small bowl to help you get the perfect curve.
- Cut out the curve.
6. Stitch around (leaving a gap for turning right-side-out) with a 3/8″ seam.
7. Trim seams and clip curves. Turn right-side out.
8. Tuck raw edges from gap inward and pin.
10. Fold fabric in half, having curved edges lined up. Stitch sides and bottom using a 1//8″ top stitch.
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This turned out so cute and staying hydrated is absolutely essential for these hot summer days! ~ Client
love the sunglass case and how easy it is to make
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I sew too, but it didn’t occur to me to make a case for my sunglasses (which just get tossed in a cubby in the car console). I love this! You’ve given me a new idea for my little sewing students. 🙂 Sue
Meg @ The Many Little Joys says
I seriously need to do this little project. And then I need to buy some new sunglasses that can stay safe inside it, because mine are TOTALLY trashed from not being in a case. Thanks!
I need this so badly. My sunglasses are always getting so scratched up. I would love to have you join us at Family Joy Blog Link Up Party. Sunday-Wednesday. Check us out http://thinking-outside-the-pot.com/?p=2750
Organized 31 says
So cute and such an easy-to-follow tutorial. Thanks for sharing at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party
I need to make one of these Today. I just throw my sunglasses in my purse when I am not wearing them and yes, they get all scratched up. Thank you so much for sharing. Off to the sewing machine.
Amy Johnson says
Awesome idea. I wish I would have seen this before I spent $5.00 on a sunglass case. I have so much fabric laying around my house.
Ha…SO cute! I love this!
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Great idea! My sunglasses are always getting scratched up – I need to make a few of these 🙂 Thanks for linking up with Creative Spark last week! I selected your sunglasses case as one of my Feature Picks this week. The party goes live at 6am EST tomorrow – I hope you’ll stop by and link up again!
I was packing for my trip and remembered that I need a way to store my sunglasses. When I told Taylor you had this handy little 15 minute tutorial, he said, “You have to remember that’s 15 Brandy minutes. I know you and your ‘short’ projects.” It did take me longer than 15 minutes, but not much, but there were 2 problems. First, I was too lazy to pull out my sewing machine, so I used London’s little Janome, which is surprisingly strong, considering I was sewing through 8 layers of fabric and 2 layers of batting. But it is SLOW! Second, I only had batting that fused on both sides at the same time, so I had to wait until I had it all turned right side out, then I had to try and position the batting in through that little turning hole that I inevitably made too small. It’s like trying to put your bra liners back in your bathing suit after you wash it. And then I read to the bottom of the directions on my batting and realized that I really could have fused just one side. Oh well, it turned out cute and is functional and I still have time to pack. But I think I might need to use this same idea and make a sleeve for my iPad too.
Oh, this made me laugh! “15 Brandy Minutes” haha. Well, I think if you used your machine it would have been faster—and if you make another one it will come together quicker too! I’ve been thinking of getting that same machine for Kaylee. I like seeing London use it in the photos you post so that I can see that it works well!
Diana L McFarland says
I am a beginner crafter. Truthfully I am quite the novice when it comes crafting. I would like to try this project but do not have a sewing machine. I was thinking about using Heat Bond (no sew hem tape) or hand stitching the seams. What do you think of these two ideas? Looking to hearing from you.
Hi Diana! I haven’t used heat bond very much, but I’m sure it would hold the seams, and since it isn’t a big project, hand stitching could work too!