With summer in full swing, at least in this neck of the woods, I thought it might be fun to whip up a sunglasses case. These are easy to make and would be great to keep in your bag summertime but sunglasses are also great in the winter for snow glare so this is a fun thing to make year round!
You will need two pieces of cotton fabric cut to 10 x 9 inches. One piece is for the outside and one is for the liner. You will also need one piece of felt as a batting. This will make your glasses case a little more sturdy, giving it a padded effect.
Layer the two pieces of cotton fabric right sides facing (the printed sides facing each other since you will be turning this inside out. If you are using a solid color fabric it doesn't matter as much.) Once you have put the two cotton pieces together right sides facing, stack them on top of the piece of felt and trim the felt to match the other two pieces.
Next, pin the three layers together. Leave a three inch opening at the bottom for turning (by turning, I mean to pull the inside out.) I make my mark by folding the piece in half and then using the crease to center the opening. I made pencil marks where the opening should be.
Starting at the first mark you made for the opening, sew around the perimeter of the entire piece until you reach the other mark you made and backstitch to lock in your stitches. I used the edge of my presser foot for the seam allowance (3/8 inch).
Once you have sewn around the perimeter (being sure to leave your opening) trim the excess fabric around the edges being careful not to cut the stitches you just sewed. Trim the corners. This helps make them more defined once you turn it inside out.
Pull the inside out through the opening then use a chopstick or pencil to define the edges.
Once you have pull the inside fabric out and used the chopstick to define the edges, press the whole thing with an iron.
Topstitch around the entire perimeter, including over the opening.
Fold the entire piece in half with the liner fabric on the outside. You will be turning this inside out.
Sew down one of the sides and across the bottom.
Once you have sewn the side and bottom, trim the corner to make it less thick before turning.
Now turn it inside out and press. That's all there is to it. Easy, right?