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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Also linked up to:
The Winthrop Chronicles
Sugar Bee Crafts
Today’s Creative Blog
Milk and Cuddles
Sugar and Dots
Sew Much Ado
A Glimpse Inside
That’s really cute! I need to make myself one of those, my sunglasses always get scratched up from sitting in my purse.
Brooke @ Inside-Out Design says
This is so cute!! I really need to do this; my sunglasses are taking a beating from just floating around in my purse.
Christa @ Controlling Craziness says
I love how you made it look quilted! So cute and easy. I should make one of these for myself. Thanks for your sweet comments over at my blog.
Ella Pretty Blog says
Thanks for the tutorial – I am SO making one of these. I have huge sunglasses, but I don’t like keeping a bulky plastic case in my handbag. Am currently using a cloth pouch to store my glasses in- but I can’t wait to make this quilted version to protect my glasses. Also excited about finding material that I love to use. You make it look so easy – fingers crossed my case turns out as well as yours!
Those big bulky cases are the reason that I used to just have my sunglasses float around in my purse – and inevitably get scratched.
The great thing about this is you can make the case to fit exactly the size of your sunglasses – big or small.
Let me know how it turns out 🙂
Adorable! My poor sunglasses get tossed into my death trap of a purse along with nail files and keys. Maybe I should be making this project sooner rather than later 😛
Very cute! I know I have a ton of fabric I could do this with! I sewed something for my challenge project too!
Visiting from the pintrest challenge…..
I LOVE THIS!! I think I even have all these supplies on hand now. I think I have my weekend project now 🙂
Thanks for sharing, it’s a wonderful tutorial!!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog says
Seriously!! This is awesome. Totally pinning. I want to make friends with my sewing machine this year and this might just be something to try. 🙂
Sam @ The Junk House says
I really need to make one of these. I can’t even count how many pairs of sunglasses I’ve gone through because they got scratched in my purse! I love the fabrics you picked too!
Coco Hillyman says
I really love to make my own suglasses pouch. I think that having a customized made sunglasses pouch is truly awesome. I know that my friends would be glad to see my new sunglasses pouch.
how can I get involved with this Pinterest Challenge with you??? – I feel like this would be perfect for me….let me know!
Very cute, love the fabric! 🙂
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Dhiman Sarkar says
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jannati jahan says
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amar jan says
This sunglasses are very helpful to our eyesight especially in the day time. I have a great experience about this sun glass.