Say that ten times fast! hehe! 🙂 Seriously though, welcome! We’re excited to get started on our new weekly series: fun projects using our favorite cut of fabric – Phat Quarters! This week is Leah’s turn & she’s sharing an excellent spring gift idea:
This recent sunny weather has been quite a treat for us in the Pacific Northwest! I have been finding myself donning my sunglasses more often lately & wishing for a nicer case than the boring one I received from my optometrist. I made this case nice & roomy for those fashionable chunky sunglasses that don’t fit into a regular case. This is a super simple project, perfect for completing in a single nap time!
You will need:
2 fat quarters (1 each for the main or outer piece & the lining)
1 piece of fusible fleece, cut to 9” x 15”
From each of your fat quarters, cut a 9” x 15” rectangle. Iron the fusible fleece to the outer fabric piece
With right sides together, fold the fleece-fused fabric piece in half along the longer edge. You will have a rectangle measuring 9” x 7.5”
Stitch along one short end & the long end, being sure to back-stitch & lock your stitches in place. Repeat for the lining piece.
Clip the corners & turn the lining fabric right-side-out.
Tuck the lining fabric into the main fabric piece. Right sides will be together. Nest the seams & pin in place. This will make sure the seams line up & look sharp.
Stitch the top of the case together, leaving a 2” gap for turning.
Turn right-side-out & press well. I like using the sleeve attachment on my ironing board to get a good press.
Top-stitch 1/8th” away from the edge of the case opening to close up the seam from turning.
This tutorial is a great place to start on your own glasses case & let your imagination run wild with the possibilities. You could piece the outer fabric, add some buttons for whimsy or add a closure. I chose to skip the closure on this sunglasses case since I am usually driving while swapping out my prescription glasses for my sunglasses & need quick access without looking.
We would love to see the sunglasses cases you make!
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