Introduction: Eye Glasses Case Tutorial

Here is a fun sewing project that anyone can do.
Make yourself an glasses case to protect your specs!

You’ll need:
9″ by 9" piece of fabric. (I used embroidered linen.)
8.5" by 8.5" piece of fabric for the lining
9" by 9" piece of thin cotton batting
Needle, thread, pins.


Step 1: Pin and Quilt the Outer Fabric

Step 1: Pin the outer fabric and the cotton batting together.  Sew the two layers together, using vertical lines spaced about 1 inch apart.

Step 2: Trim the Outer Fabric

Step 2: Use a rotary cutter and ruler to square up the fabric.  Trim the edges so that the finished piece measures 8.5" by 8.5".

Step 3: Fold and Sew

Step 3: Fold the outer layer in half, right sides together.  Pin, and sew along the long side and 1 short side, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.

Step 4: Turn Right Side Out

Step 4: Turn the fabric right side out.  Use a long, blunt object (like knitting needles) to poke out the corners.

Step 5: Fold and Sew Lining Fabric

Step 5:  Time for the lining.  Fold the lining fabric in half, right sides together.  Sew along the long side, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.  Sew along 1 short side, but leave a small opening. (about two fingers worth)

Step 6: Pin Them Together

Step 6: Slip the outer piece inside the lining as shown.

Pin the two pieces together and stitch around the opening. 


Step 7: Pull It Through

Step 7: Pull the outer piece out through the opening in short side of the lining fabric. Don’t tuck the lining in just yet.

Step 8: Stitch the Lining Closed

Step 8: Hand stitch (or let's be honest, machine stitch) the opening in the lining fabric closed.

Step 9: Tuck in the Lining

Step 10: Tuck the lining in, again using a long blunt object to poke out the corners.
Ta da!  You did it.
*For personal use only, please.

Comments

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aradtke made it!(author)2011-06-17

Can't wait to try this! My Daughter and I love to sew together, and this is a perfect project for us:)

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danezancan made it!(author)2011-02-03

Really nice, I like the fabric you chose. But I want to know how did you embroidered the glasses? Thanks

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krmarburger made it!(author)2011-02-07

I just googled "sunglasses coloring pages," picked the one I liked best, printed it out at the size that I wanted and cut them out. I applied applique adhesive (can be found at JoAnns Fabrics) to the back of the yellow fabric and the gold fabric I used for the lens. I then pinned the sunglasses cut out to the yellow fabric and cut it out, and then cut out the lens in the gold fabric. Next, I ironed the design on the fabric. (I did this after I sewed the batting onto the outer fabric and before sewing the lining to it) The last thing I do for appliques is to make small stitches with colored embroidery thread around the edges to make sure it doesn't peel off. Here is a close up picture of the stitching.

Hope this is a good explanation!

sunglasses applique.jpg
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danezancan made it!(author)2011-02-07

Thanks! Your pic helped a lot! I really love the fabrics you chose. When I'm done I'll put a pic here too. I live in Brazil, and I've never seen this applique adhesive in the craft's stores here but I just used regular white glue and it worked just as fine.

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krmarburger made it!(author)2011-02-10

I definitely want to see when you get done!

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krmarburger made it!(author)2011-02-07

I just did it by hand with a needle and some embroidery thread. The thread I buy is pretty thick, six strands twisted together.

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krmarburger made it!(author)2011-01-29

Here are the two I've made. I even added magnets inside the lining on the second one to keep it closed. Thanks for your wonderful tutorial!

Sunglasses Case.jpg
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Weissensteinburg made it!(author)2010-02-05

 Too bad I only have one pair of glasses :(

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Cherry+Red made it!(author)2010-08-04

U can still use it even tho u only have 1 pair. U can store them there @ nite when u take them off 2 go 2 sleep. My nite stand usually gets cluttered up & a case usually keeps them clean & safe from gettin scratched :-)

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adidame made it!(author)2010-02-12

Thanks, I need to make a case for my safety glasses at work!

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kittenglitter made it!(author)2010-02-07

Love the tute.

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Ninzerbean made it!(author)2010-02-05

Very nice, you REALLY take care of your glasses. 

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canida made it!(author)2010-02-05

Looks great!  I love the bonus eyeglasses label on the outside.

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