Sunglass Case Tutorial {or more fun at the ribbon retreat!}

I shared this tutorial over at The Ribbon Retreat last week. Enjoy!

What you'll need:
2 fat quarters of coordinating fabric {I used Textbook Blue Playground for the outside and Textbook Blue Composition Book for the lining. Both of these fabrics are from the School Days line by American Jane for Moda.}
5/8" covered button kit
1/4 of a yard of fusible fleece
elastic cord
thread {Out of the Blue by Sew Fine!}

Set your sunglasses on top of your outer fabric. With the fold at the bottom, cut a rectangle with an inch on all sides. Do the same thing for the linning and the fusible fleece.

Cut a 5 inch piece of your elastic cording. {Note: I used elastic thread. I should have used cording. The thread is going to be too flimsy. I think cord would last compared to the thread.}

Follow your covered button kit's instruction for making a covered button. I used my lining fabric so it would stand out.

Next, hand sew your button onto your outer fabric. I sewed it 2 inches down and then centered. I included this picture to show you my crazy awful hand sewing skills.

Follow the instructions on your fusible fleece to adhere it to the lining.

Now, with your fabric right side together, sew your outer fabric down both sides.

You're going to do the same thing with your lining fabric. However, you'll want to leave an inch and a half gap towards the bottom of one of the sides.

Next, turn your lining fabric right side out. Leave your outer fabric inside out.

Stuff the lining into the outer fabric. You'll want to stuff it all the way in. Also, line up your seams.

Take your elastic cord and make a knot to form a loop.

Insert the loop between the two layers with the knot sticking out.

Now, you're going to sew all the way around the top of the case. Go slow! Be careful that you're keeping the other side away from the needle. You don't want to sew the case shut on accident. Also, go back and forth over the elastic a couple of times to make sure its secure.

Pull the lining out of the outer fabric.

Shove the outer fabric down into the lining. Then, grab through the hole in the lining and pull all of the outer fabric through.

Now is a good time to check that your elastic loop is where it should be. Not that I'm writing from experience or anything!

Fold in the raw edges of your lining in and sew the hole shut.

Shove your lining into your outer fabric and ta da! Sunglass Case!

Now, lets talk about my sad, ugly sunglasses. They're old and banged up and all together unhappy. However, I just lost my wonderful hand me down Von Zippers. So I'm saving up to get myself another good pair of sunglasses. Sigh!

I want to thank The Ribbon Retreat for providing me the supplies to make this sunglass case! This is my second time working with them. They have awesome customer service and super fast shipping. If you're in the market for fabric, defiantly check them out!

{While I did receive free fabric, I truly believe they are a great company to work with and said that all on my very lonesome. I wouldn't keep working with them if I didn't believe it!}

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  1. super cute and fun.i'm excited to be following you

  2. This is super cute! It would be great to downsize just a little for kid sunglasses too!
    This is a fantastic project! Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

  3. This is so great! I just bought a new pair of sunglasses and thought I really need to make a case for it so this one doesn't get all scratched up. Had wanted to Google a tutorial and now I don't have to... :D