Ahhh! We are officially on summer break and that means lots of hanging out outside…to the pool, to the beach, to the zoo, to the park!!! Finally! And of course with all those adventures means constantly losing my sunglasses because I never remember where I left them. Either that or they get broken by one of my adorable little children (love you guys!!!) Good times. So to lessen the loss of my sunglasses (or the breakage of them for that matter!) I thought I would whip up a few cute DIY Sunglasses Cases so that I had a pretty place to keep them. Because we all know that saying, ‘a place for everything, and everything in it’s place’ totally works and is a saying for a reason!
I wanted to share my easy sewing tutorial with you as part of the Summer Sewing Series from Polka Dot Chair. If you head on over, you will find a glorious amount of fun summer sewing ideas you can try out…all summer!! Now isn’t that grand?
And in case you were in need of a cute place to store your sunglasses and, let’s be honest, who doesn’t need a little pretty in their life? Here is the tutorial…Enjoy!
DIY Sunglasses Case
2-5 x 7 inch pieces of fabric (outer)
2-5 x 7 inch pieces of fabric (inner lining)
2-5 x 7 inch pieces of craft fuse (I like this one here)
Trim for added prettiness measuring whatever width you like by 7 inches in length. (optional)
Ahh. Okay, so we have the materials to start our summer sewing project! All fabric and craft fuse needs to measure 5 x 7 inches. This will fit your larger framed sunglasses that are totally in style now. If you have a smaller pair or a child’s pair you may want to go as low as 4 x 6 inches! But check it first…or make a muslin!
Then, with right sides together, using a 1/4 inch seam allowance sew the outer fabric pieces together leaving the top (or one short side) unsewn. Clip the corners at the bottom, making sure not to clip throughout the seam you just made! Do the same for the inner lining fabric.
Then, gently flip the inner lining right side out and stuff it into the outer pocket (or you sunglasses case now!) Using a 1/8 inch seam allowance sew a top stitch all around the edge making sure to close that opening as you go!And there you have it, a super quick and totally cute DIY Sunglasses Case just for you!!! (or a friend!) 😉
I hope you have fun making lots of these this summer.
Thanks for stopping by today!