Are you ready to dive head first into a new beginners sewing project? I know we are! Summer is just around the bend and you are going to love this awesome sewing project! I do not know about you, but I have a habit of just tossing my sunglasses in a bag and they get so scratched up. Have no fear, I am here to help you solve that scratched sunglasses dilemma. Below you will learn How to Make A Sunglasses Case, just in time for those hot and sunny summer days. This is really a great project anytime of year. This beginner project will be so quick and easy that you will want to make several of them! They make great end of school year teacher gifts, toss in a gift bag for a quick birthday gift, or just throw a couple in your bag to bless your friends. They also make great stocking stuffers or that hard to buy for family member, we have them! No matter what your reasons are, we know you will love this project.
Never sewed before? That is no problem at all. Below you will find the supply list that will be needed for this fun project, all the steps needed for you to make your own sunglasses case, plus pictures to help you along the way. I am a visual learner, so I LOVE adding photos. Together we will walk through the steps so you can go as slow or as fast as you need to, depending on sewing experience. The most important part of this project is that you have fun in the process. Adding your own personal touches to this cute summertime accessory is an added bonus. Remember to bring your own creativity to this project with the fabrics you choose, thread colors, or even fun little embellishments you want to add.
What You’ll Need:
- 1/2 yard fabric
- 1/2 yard wrap n zap
- Matching Thread
- Thread clippers
- Sewing Clips
- Sewing Machine
When shopping for your fabric feel free to shop for the seasonal sections for this sewing tutorial or dig through your fabric scraps. You can even pick out fabrics that match your style, personality, or that will coordinate with your outfits. Fun fact: wrap n zap is a microwavable safe fabric made of 100% natural cotton batting. It traps moisture and should help keep your sunglasses case from holding moisture.
How To Make A Sunglasses Case
I always like to start my sewing projects by washing, drying, and pressing my fabric. This process acts as a preshrink so that my stitches hold up better when I wash it later. I don’t expect to need to wash this sunglasses case often, but it is a good way to start a project. Once that is out of the way, the first step in this how to make a sunglasses case sewing tutorial is cutting out the fabric to the size we need. For this project, you need two pieces, 8×8 inches each. I picked out some fun printed fabric for mine, but you could use simple solid color fabric as well.
Next, you are going to fold the fabric in half lengthwise and cut a curve from the open ends of the fabric that you have folded together. You can eyeball the curve or use a bowl or a large glass for the shape that you want.
Repeat the same steps you just did with the wrap n zap. The only difference is that you will only need one piece of wrap n zap fabric cut.
Now on this how to make a sunglasses case sewing tutorial, we will start putting it together. Lay your wrap n zap fabric down and place your printed fabric on top right side up.
Then, place the second piece of printed fabric right side down.
Simply clip around the edges to hold in all in place. You can also use pins here if you don’t have clips.
Next on this how to make a sunglasses case sewing tutorial, it’s time to sew! Sew around the left, right, and bottom edges of the fabric with about a 1/4″ seam allowance. I like using 1/4″ seam allowance so I know that all the fabrics were caught in the stitches. Make sure you don’t sew the top so you have a place to insert your sunglasses.
Once sewn on the three sides, it will look like the image above.
Now, flip the whole thing right side out so that the fabrics are on the outside and the wrap n zap fabric is on the inside.
Fold the fabric inside the top edges and press with an iron or heat press. Doing so creases the edges and makes it easier to sew in the next step.
Now, just stitch across the top edge to close the gap where you folded in the edge.
Next on this how to make a sunglasses case sewing tutorial, fold the fabric in half lengthwise. Clips work well to help hold the sides together while you stitch the side closed. Don’t sew the top, as we need the opening to insert the sunglasses! Remember to remove the clips as you sew towards them. I have broken a needle or two trying to sew across the clips. Yikes!
And that’s it! Now you know how to make a sunglasses case! Look how quick and painless this fun little project was! I have loved sewing ever since I was a little kid watching my mother sew. She used to make our Halloween costumes, dresses for plays, and just about anything in between. I knew I would grow up loving to sew and now I can help you find that passion for sewing as well. I love the feeling I get when I complete a project, no matter how simple or complex it was. We hope you have enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a sunglasses case.
If you like learning how to make a sunglasses case, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!
- Lay out fabric and cut two pieces of it 8x8 inches.
- Fold together and cut a curve at the end you fold together that's open.
- Repeat the above process with the wrap n zap. You will only need one piece of wrap n zap cut.
- Place down the wrap n zap.
- On top of it place one piece of fabric right side up.
- Then place the second piece right side down.
- Clip around the edges.
- Sew around the left, right, and bottom.
- Flip right side out to where the fabrics are on the outside and the wrap n zap is on the inside.
- Fold in the top and press with an iron or heat press.
- Stitch across the top.
- Fold in half lengthwise then stitch closed on the side. Make sure not to stitch the top closed as this is where the sunglasses slid into.
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