Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sew It - A Pretty Printed Sunglasses Case

Learn how to make these simple sunglasses cases for Mother's Day or any time really. Great begining sewing project.

With Mother's day approaching, I've been trying to think of some great gifts. I love creating something handmade, so I settled on a glasses case. I'm a bit of a sewing nut (my floor full of thread pieces can attest to this), but I know it isn't for everyone. However, this sunglasses case is the perfect beginner project. And I know there are a ton of moms who are in desperate need of a pretty, padded, and printed glasses case. So what are you waiting for? Follow along for the full tutorial on making one of these cute little cases for mom (or yourself if you just can't bare to part with it)!

The Supplies
  • 1/4 yard of printed exterior fabric (I found all of these amazing prints in the Home Decor fabric section at Joann Stores)
  • 1/4 yard lining fabric (Again, from Joann Stores in their bottom weights section)
  • 1/4 yard of fusible fleece
  • 18 pt sewing needle
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine, thread, and scissors
The great thing about this pattern is you can make 3-4 cases out of the 1/4 yard of fabric and lining. If you do want to make that many however, you'll want to double the fusible fleece.

Begin by tracing a circular bowl appx. 8-9" in diameter onto your fabric. This will be your pattern. Once you have it traced out, go ahead and cut your fabric. You'll need 1 outer fabric, 1 lining, and 2 fusible fleece circles per sunglasses case.

Learn how to make these simple sunglasses cases for Mother's Day or any time really. Great begining sewing project.





Once your circles are cut, layer the pieces together and cut a simple "dip" out of the circle (like a very subtle Pac-Man:). If you don't trust yourself to freehand this step, you can use a small kids bowl or pint glass to trace the dip and then cut it out. Now iron the glue side of the fusible fleece to the fabric. One will be ironed to the back of the lining and one to the back of the outer fabric. You will end up with something like this:

Learn how to make these simple sunglasses cases for Mother's Day or any time really. Great begining sewing project.

Now put your right sides together and pin the outer and lining fabrics together.

Learn how to make these simple sunglasses cases for Mother's Day or any time really. Great begining sewing project.

Sew the pieces together leaving a 2" wide opening on the main circle edge of the fabric.

Learn how to make these simple sunglasses cases for Mother's Day or any time really. Great begining sewing project.

Turn the fabric inside out and iron flat.

Learn how to make these simple sunglasses cases for Mother's Day or any time really. Great begining sewing project.
Then fold the opening edges inside and top stitch the opening closed. Now you will want to fold the fabric in half to create the case and pin the sides together. You'll have a sort of taco shape with a bite out of it. Delicioso!

Learn how to make these simple sunglasses cases for Mother's Day or any time really. Great begining sewing project.

The final step: top stitch the case around the edge to form the pocket. I started my stitch right where the bite ended close to the purple pin and stitched all the way around the top until I got to the bottom corner. Trim the threads and you'll have a cute little case for your mom to store her sunglasses just in time for summer!

Learn how to make these simple sunglasses cases for Mother's Day or any time really. Great begining sewing project.

Learn how to make these simple sunglasses cases for Mother's Day or any time really. Great begining sewing project.

Learn how to make these simple sunglasses cases for Mother's Day or any time really. Great begining sewing project.

*This post was made in partnership with Joann Fabric and Craft Stores. Thank you for supporting my amazing sponsors who make all the colorful crafts and DIY's I make here on A Kailo Chic Life possible!

6 comments :

  1. Thanks for this cute idea! I made a handful of these today in no time and I'm in LOVE! I embellished them a little more, and added monograms! They are SUPER DUPER CUTE!

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    1. Yay! That is so awesome! I love it when my tutorials are useful!

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  2. Awesome sunglasses case! I would love to invite you to my new link party The Beautifully Creative Inspired. The party launches every Fridays at 9AM eastern time on 3 BLOGS! It runs until Wednesday. :D Hope you can party with us!

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  3. I am going to try this with left over quilt blocks! Thanks for the idea.

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  4. I have been looking for some ideas for daughter in laws for Christmas and this is so brilliant, I am sure the girls will love them, I have done them in lovely Bali Batik in purples with a turquoise lining, they are stunning. Thanks

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