Sherry at Young House Love and Katie at Bower Power, along with Kate at Centsational Girl and Michelle at Ten June have teamed up again for another Pinterest Challenge! In the Fall Edition I made Wine Glass Lanterns and in the Winter Edition I tackled Making a Roman Blind from Mini Blinds.
A Sunglasses Pouch!
I loved the idea of a simple case that I could tuck into my purse and save my sunglasses from getting any scratches.
There were plenty of tutorials on Pinterest with ruffles and bright colours, but as soon as I saw this striped pattern (on clearance at the fabric store!), I knew I wanted to take it and make a slightly quilted version that played up the pattern. For the lining, I liked this subtle blue checked pattern.
The end result was a glasses-safe, slightly plush pouch that was colourful enough for my summer bag.
What you’ll need:
Sunglasses (for measuring and for looking cool while you sew.)
To make your own case, lay your glasses on a piece of the outer fabric folded over, and make a strip that leaves one inch on each side.
Cut a matching piece in the lining fabric. You should have two long rectangles like this.
Iron the outer fabric onto a piece of fusible fleece that is slightly larger than your fabric piece.
Fusible fleece has two sides to it – a soft felt-like side (bottom left of this photo) and a side with tiny little dots of heat reacting adhesive (on the top right). When you iron the fabric to the adhesive side, it will help it stay in place while you stitch.
Using your thread colour of choice (I went with red), follow your pattern to create a quilted look.
Mine has lines, so I just followed those, but if it had been a more wavy pattern, I would have followed those lines instead. Or get creative and go against the pattern with your own design!
Fold the piece with the good side in and stitch along the two long sides to make it into a pocket.
Take your lining fabric and fold the two good sides together. Stitch along both sides to create a pouch, but leave a 2″ opening on one side so that you can pull the fabric through later.
Put the lining fabric pouch into the outer fabric pouch (with the fusible fleece still on the outside) and stitch together at the opening like the picture above. It can be a little tricky, so take your time.
Pull the lining back out of the outer pouch and you should have something like this.
Carefully pull everything inside out through that 2″ hole you left in the lining. Use a dull pencil to poke all the corners into shape.
There you have it! I simple little sunglasses pouch that is perfect for popping into your beach bag.
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