DIY Sunglasses Case For Summer!

Summer sun is here and we are all pulling out our favorite sunglasses for the season. This time of year, we rarely go anywhere without them. That means taking care of them is essential in the longevity of their use. Storing the sunglasses in a case when they’re not being used is key in this.

Today, we feature an easy how-to for sunglasses cases! This will be perfect for beginners, children or those that just want to design their own case. The project will also be a great gift-giving option, as well! You'll use your favorite fabric in Portland OR, as long is a quilt-like option. 

Sunglasses Case | Fabric in Portland OR

Below, you’ll find the materials and tools needed to accomplish this project, as well as instructions. Need to go shopping for fabric in Portland OR? Don’t forget about Josephine’s Dry Goods! We feature beautiful fabrics in various designs and brands. Stop by soon.

Materials Needed

  • Sewing machine with a zipper foot
  • Seam binding
  • Scissors
  • A 12 inch quilted square of your choice – patterned, solid or patchwork
  • 12″ zipper

Sewing Instructions

  • Start with the zipper.
  • Across the top edge of your quilted square, place the zipper.
  • Then, pin it in place.
  • Add the zipper foot to your sewing machine.
  • Sew the zipper in place from one end to the other.
  • Use the scissors to trim excess material away from the stitch line.
  • Make sure to stay away from the zipper tape while trimming extra fabric in Portland OR away.
  • Straight stitch the zipper in place, with the zipper tape turned down, near the inside of the case.
  • The closure edge should now be finished.
  • Using a thread that blends in well is recommended. However, you could use a contrasting thread for added detail.
  • Steps two and three should be repeated at this time, on the other side.
  • Close up the zipper and decide where you’d like the opening of the case to be.
  • You could add it off-center or right in the middle. The choice is yours.
  • Once you’ve decided, pin sides, wrong side out, in place.
  • Straight stitch both sides closed.
  • Repeat with the other side.

To finish, you can add seam binding or leave the edges raw. Depending on your preference and style, you’ll be able to determine what works best for you at this point.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this quick and easy project! Whether you use it for yourself or give it away as a gift, it will be put to good use this summer!

Josephine’s Dry Goods is inspired by beautiful fabric in Portland in OR and garments made with it. Do you have a favorite pattern or project? Share with us in the comments! We’d love to hear about your fun sewing stories!

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