My favorite way to welcome summer is to buy a new pair of (cheap) cute sunglasses. There’s just something so fun about a new pair of sunnies to wear when you’re hanging out at the pool or just running errands in the bright summer sun. Of course, this year I had to get actual glasses – bifocals, no less – so no cute summer sunglasses for me this year!
But…. for those of you lucky enough to get to wear cute sunglasses, I’ve got a free pattern for making a sunglasses case to carry them around in.
I made mine from an Ultrasuede, but you could also use leather or even a high quality felt. It has a soft flannel lining to protect your lenses from scratches and a flap to keep them from sliding out. The flap is held in place with a strip of fold over elastic.
It’s super easy to make – just one pattern piece and one seam! Start to finish, you can make one in less than 30 minutes!
What you need:
- 4” x 18” Ultrasuede, leather, or high quality felt
- 4” x 18” flannel for backing
- 4” x 18” fusible webbing
- 5” fold over elastic
- Elastic Band Sunglasses Case pattern
Make your sunglasses case:
- Use fusible webbing to fuse the flannel to the back of the Ultrasuede (or leather, or high quality felt) to create a double-sided piece of fabric.
- Cut the pattern out of your fused fabric.
- Thread the fold over elastic up through one slit, across the front of the case, and down through the other slit. Don’t trim the ends of the elastic yet.
- Fold the piece at the dotted line. The Ultrasuede should be on the outside and the flannel on the inside.
- Use one long stitch line to sew the sides and topstitch the flap. With a 1/8” seam allowance, start at the bottom of one side and sew up to the top and around the flap, then back down the other side.
- Trim the elastic flush with the edges of the sunglasses case.
- Fold the flap over and tuck under the elastic strap.
You’re done!! Now get a pair of cute sunglasses and put them in your brand new case and go enjoy you some summertime!!!