June 4, 2013

Tutorial Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Today's tutorial is a quick and fun way to create a little something for Father's Day. The men in my life are real no frills kind of guys, so if I make anything for them, it has to be utilitarian or they just have no interest in it. These little sunglass cases/bags are easy to create and can be put to good use.

Before you begin this project, I recommend embroidering the fabric before you cut it into rectangles.

To make one sunglass case you'll need:

-Four pieces of fabric measuring 8x5-inches
-Two pieces of batting measuring 8x5-inches
-Embroidery supplies (hoop, floss, needle)
-Sewing machine with coordinating thread

The sunglasses pattern comes courtesy of a freebie from Women's Day Magazine from a few years ago. They didn't use it as an embroidery project, but it works great for embroidery.  I couldn't find the original link on their website, so I linked it to the copy of the pattern I still have.

Step 1: Transfer the embroidery pattern to your fabric of choice. 

Step 2: Cut four pieces of fabric and two pieces of batting into 8x5-inch rectangles.

Step 3: For the exterior of the case, take one piece of batting and place a piece of fabric on top of it with the wrong side of the fabric on the batting. Place the embroidered piece of fabric face down on top of that, so that the right sides of the fabric are facing each other and add the other batting piece on top of that. Stitch a 1/4-inch seam around three sides of the rectangle, leaving one shorter end open.

Step 4: Take the two interior pieces of fabric and place them right sides together. Stitch around three sides, leave a 2-inch space unsewn along one longer side. Clip the bottom corners.

Step 5: Clip the corners of the exterior piece and flip. 

Step 6: Place the exterior of the case inside of the lining. Align the side seams and sew along the top.

Step 7: Use the space left in the lining to flip the case out. Once flipped, stitch this space shut. 

Step 8: Tuck the lining into the body of the case and top stitch along the open edge.

Step 9: Gift the sunglass case to the dad's in your life, or keep one for yourself!

Hope you enjoy and have a happy Tuesday!

Hi, I'm Kristen! I am a lover of all things stitchy and crafty. I have been sewing for as long as I can remember. My grandmother taught me how to sew Barbie clothes when I was young and I have been sewing ever since.

You can find me at Bobbypin Bandit, on Instagram, and my Etsy shop.


  1. anastasia anezinisJune 4, 2013 at 9:39 AM

    so cute eyeglass cases!!!well done!

  2. Great tutorial! I just got some new sunglasses and lost my old case, good timing c: One question, how big is the finished interior size? I might have to scale it down slightly for my normal glasses.