I think I *may* have mentioned a few times that Miss Frugal and I both have a little bit of a sunglasses obsession. 😉 She has all sorts of pairs ranging from bargains to designer brands which she buys from places like SmartBuyGlasses UK online (she loves a good deal) and there’s a couple of pairs in her collection that she’s saved for ages to treat herself to so she always shops around. 😉
The problem with sunglasses is that they often get thrown in my bag when I take them off and they often get fingerprints all over them as I try and find other things in my bag through the day or even worse, they sometimes get scratched by something else in my bag.
I’ve been meaning to make myself a little sunglasses case for ages now to help me take better care of my sunglasses so when I came across the most amazing Summer fabric covered in pineapples, I had to buy it because I knew it would make a perfect sunglasses case!
Look how cute the fabric is?
This is honestly the simplest thing to make and it took me about 10 minutes from start to finish and believe me, I’m a total beginner who hasn’t sewed anything other than a pair of curtains since school!
I cut a small piece off the fabric about 15cm x 20 cm and pinned a small hem along each of the 20cm long sides. I then used my lovely little Hobbycraft midi sewing machine to do a simple running stitch along each hem.
Next, I wanted to make the section at the top that my piece of cord would go through to make the drawstring top of the case so I folded over the top of the and pinned it about 1.5cm down. If your fabric is one-sided like mine then you need to make sure that you’re folding it the right way – see my photo below to check. 😉
Next you can fold it in half, with the pattern side of the fabric inside.
You need to sew the bottom two edges together and then up the side but make sure you stop at your hemline for the drawstring cord so you don’t block up the edges there!
Next you can just turn it the right way around and thread your cord through the little section you left for it. Knot the cord at the ends and voila, a homemade sunglasses case!
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