I bought a bunch of sunglasses at Forever 21 (pretty much the only place I ever buy them because they cost 5 bucks and they are sure to be broken or lost within the next 3 months). I wanted to find some most like the iconic Gangham Style sunnies, I’m not sure I succeeded in finding them, but I did have lots of sunglasses and a sudden urge to take care of them! So I made some simple and cute little cases, one for each pair.
The cases have 2 layers of interfacing fused inside to make them a little bit more protective and an opening made of elastic to keep them inside! No more lost sunnies! sunglasses case tutorial:
2 rectangles 9″ by 5″ in main fabric
2 rectangles 9″ by 5″ in lining fabric
4 rectangles 9″ by 5″ interfacing
7″ of 1/4″ elastic
1. Cut out all your pieces and press. 2. Fuse the interfacing to the backs of your lining and main pieces with an iron. 3. Sew both main pieces together with right sides together around the two long edges and one short edge. Repeat with lining but leave BOTH short ends open. 4. Turn main right side out.
5. Slip the main into the lining and sew together at one short edge. 6. It will look like this when you pull the lining out. 7. Tuck the lining back in and topstitch the front edge at 1/2″. Leave a 1″ opening. 8. Pull the lining back out and slip the elastic into the lining and inside of the casing.
9. Pin the ends of the lining together and stitch it closed. Push the lining to the inside and 10. Sew on a bow!
Fabrics used in this post:
Mint 1″ Gingham c/o Fashion Fabrics Club
Brown 1″ Gingham c/o Fashion Fabrics Club
Orange 1/4″ Gingham from Fashion Fabrics Club
Lining material is a basic cotton (purchased at FFC)