Making your own sunglass or eyeglass case is easy. First, decide how big your case needs to be. I like a finished case that measures 6" x 3", so I start with an outer fabric measuring 7" x 7". However, for bigger glasses, you might want to start with a rectangle of fabric that measures 7.5" x 8".

Step 1: Measure and Cut Your Fabrics.

First, measure your outer fabric. I have chosen cute Japanese hedgehog fabric for my case, and dark brown fleece for my lining. I find that cotton or linen fabrics work best for this project. Once you have chosen your outer fabric, cut it to the size you want. Iron it so it has no wrinkles and will lay smooth and flat. Next, cut a piece of fleece in the same size. I generally do this by laying the outer fabric over the top of the fleece and then just cut around it, using the outer piece as a pattern. It does not have to be perfect.
<p>Would normal fleece be okay? Or is it too thick/heavy?</p>
<p>Hello Lucy, </p><p> Normal fleece WOULD be too heavy- unless you are using a quilting foot on your sewing machine. If you are using a quilting foot, normal, thick fleece is fine. </p>
<p> This was halfway challenging yet easy enough for me not to give up on it. Made a cute kitty case for my glasses. :)</p>
<p>this was super easy to make. but i think you left out one step. after you sew the long side, you must sew across the end of the outside fabric and then turn it inside out. Sew the bottom of the lining and push up into the outside. tks sue</p>
Wow these turned out great! This is my first project with a sewing machine, I'm very impressed, awesome instructions!
<p>This is just what I was looking for thank you very much.</p>
<p>Thanks for the super easy eyeglass case. My old case wore out and I have spent a bit of time trying to find a new one.</p>
Pretty good for my first time with a sewing machine.
A great super easy pattern. Using fleece or plush terry for the inside makes a great case for glasses. I made 7 cases in a few hours. Thanks so much!!
Nice 'ible! Just what I needed to keep my sunglasses from getting scratched while in my purse. Had all the materials on hand and everything. I will definitely be making this again. Thanks!<br><br>Sorry for the image quality. All I had was my phone.
Nice first instructable! Good, clear photos and easy to follow directions. Keep it up!<br />
Nice! The hedgehog fabric is really cute!<br />

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