Back in the Fall I posted a guest tutorial over at HDS for how to make your own glasses case. Now that Spring is upon us (YAYYYY) I thought it was time to bring that tutorial home and suggest it as a SUNGLASSES case tutorial. It could totally work, right? I’m so excited to make myself a new case for my sunglasses! This year I actually have a nice pair of sunglasses to protect, thanks to my hubby and his excellent powers of reasoning. (Stryder is out of the breaking-everything-in-mom’s-bag stage).
So, here you go: a sewing tutorial for How To Make Your Own Glassess (Or Sunglasses!) Case in 15 minutes! (Psst, I also have instructions for how to make this case out of leather HERE).
- For the front you can use any woven fabric, leather, or faux suede. I used a linen/cotton blend by Anna Maria Horner for the front. Choose fabric with structure and body, or add interfacing to fabric that is lighter weight.
- For the inside I like to use something soft to protect the glasses. For these cases, I used a performance fabric by Roc-lon® called Mardi Gras 2 Roc-Suede. It’s technically a black out fabric for household use, but it’s like a faux suede and perfect for protecting glasses. The coating on the back acts like interfacing and adds structure to the cases.
- Interfacing: If neither your outer or inside fabric have much structure, fuse a piece of interfacing to your outer piece. Cut your piece of interfacing 1″ smaller than the outer fabric on both the width and height. (If your outer fabric is 7.5″ by 7.5″, but the interfacing piece 6.5″ by 6.5″).