Easy Quilted Sunglass Case

Enjoy this quick and easy quilted sunglass case tutorial.

A few years back I became obsessed with all the beautiful fabric by designers like Amy Butler, Heather Bailey and many others. I bought several charm packs which are usually 5 inch squares of coordinating fabrics used to make quilts. I never made any quilts, but I did find some uses for the squares like these spice filled mug mats, or more recently, the fabric card holder.

One of the easiest projects, and most used by me, is a case I made for my sunglasses.  I never buy expensive sunglasses but I do hate it when there are big scratches on them, because I’ve just tossed them in my bag, so this case has become very handy and it’s pretty easy to find in the bag, even by touch.

The Materials

♦  1 piece of quilted fabric approximately 8 inches by 9 inches
♦  coordinating or contrasting thread
♦   Velcro buttons adhesive backed or buy fusible tape to adhere

The Process

Many designer quilted fabric has a separate pattern on each side. Pick the side that you want and place it on the table with the wrong side showing. Fold the top edge down about 1/4 inch and sew all the way across. You can use a straight stitch, a zigzag stitch or some other decorative stitch for this step.

Quilted Sunglass Case Tutorial

Quilted Sunglass Case Tutorial

Then fold it in a half, right sides together, and pin. Sew 1/2 seam along the bottom and sides. Trim the seam and cut the corner as shown.

Enjoy this quick and easy quilted sunglass case tutorial.

Turn it right side out and it’s almost complete. Add a set of Velcro button just inside the top to keep the sunglasses from falling out. In the past I have found some that had adhesive backing but this time I could only find the ones that you sew on, which I didn’t want to do because the stitching may show through. So I used some fusible tape.

All you do is match up the Velcro and place some pieces of the tape on both sides. Set in to place inside the case and press with an iron on both sides.

Enjoy this quick and easy quilted sunglass case tutorial.

The whole project probably takes less than 1/2 hour. Wouldn’t this make a nice gift?

Enjoy this quick and easy quilted sunglass case tutorial.

 

 

Enjoy this quick and easy quilted sunglass case.

About Patti Estep

Patti is the creator of Garden Matter, a home and garden blog filled with projects to inspire your creative side. She loves crafting, gardening, decorating and entertaining at her home in Pennsylvania. When she is not working on a project at home or searching for treasures at nurseries and thrift stores with her girlfriends, you’ll probably find her with family and friends, at a restaurant, or home party enjoying new and different food adventures.

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Comments

  1. I’m a beginner sewer and this looks like a fun easy project! I think I might even try to make a little iPhone case. Thanks for the inspiration!

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