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DIY Sunglasses Case

June 2, 2015
Simple DIY Sunglasses Case | View From The Fridge

I mentioned my love for all things SUMMER yesterday, and today I have an all out summer inspired project for you.  Best part is … a bunch of other bloggers are also sharing their love for summer with all kinds of summer DIY projects linked up at the end of this post!

Today … I’m showing you how simple it is to make a case for your sunglasses!  If you can sew a couple straight(ish) lines, that you can make this … I promise!  And picking out fun fabric is the best part (so many options!!).

Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge This case will fit nicely in your beach bag or purse and will protect those expensive glasses from scratches (or your $4.99 pair from Marshall’s … I’m classy like that).

Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge

SUPPLIES

Here’s what you’ll need:

Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge

  • Outer Fabric (~12″ x 12″ piece will do).  I like using home decor or canvas fabric to give the case a bit more stiffness and structure.
  • Felt for lining.  You can get by with just one piece of 8.5″ x 11″ felt.
  • EZ Steam Fusible Web
  • Fold Over Elastic
  • Button
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Templates (it’s super easy make your own!) – One roughly 9.5″ long x 4.5″ wide with the top corners of one end cut at a slight diagonal (see right template in picture above).  The other template is a ~7″ x 4.5″ rectangle.

PROCESS

  1. First, make your cuts.  You’ll want to cut 6 pieces:  A front and back out of the felt, outer fabric, and fusible web:Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge
  2. Next, grab your felt and outer fabric pieces and match them up with right sides facing:
    Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge
  3. Sew the top seams:
    Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge
  4. Flip right side out and press out corners for crisp lines:
    Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge
  5. Next, grab your fusible web pieces that you cut.  Peel off one side of the paper and stick it to the felt as shown:
    Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge
  6. Peel the other side of the fusible web off, then smooth outer fabric piece down onto the web pressing from the top (stitched part) down:
    Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge
  7. Place the fusible web into the other piece just like you just did:
    Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge
  8. Iron each piece.  Place a medium-high iron onto the fabric side of each piece (don’t iron directly onto the felt … trust me):
    Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge
  9. Next, match up back and front pieces with right sides facing and sew the three sides:
    Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge
  10. Flip the case right side out:
    Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge
  11. Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge
  12. Fold over top flap to measure where button should go, and sew button into place with embroidery thread (my hand … and make sure you only go through the front piece … obviously).
    Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge

That’s it!  A cute, stylish, and very practical case for your Ray Bans $4.99 cheapo glasses:

Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge

The case is way prettier than the actual glasses it contains …

Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge

Grab your personalized beach bag, giant sunhat, and head to the beach!

Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge

Or throw in a few more accessories:

Simple DIY Sunglasses Case | View From The Fridge

Let’s go!

Simple DIY Sunglasses Case  |  View From The Fridge

Okay … now that we’ve got your sunglasses covered, there is so much more inspiration going on this week.  Some bloggy friends and I are each sharing some fun SUMMER inspired ideas this week!

Summer Celebration Graphic wnames

You can see yesterday’s awesome projects below (links to projects below collage):

Monday, June 1 Collage

1. Making Home Base 2. House By Hoff 3. Life on Virgina Street

4. Everyday Enchanting 5. The Happy Housie 6. Tell Love and Chocolate

And today’s awesome projects:

Tuesday, June 2 Collage1. Rain on A Tin Roof 2. The Blissful Bee 3. The Turquoise Home

4. Just A Girl and Her Blog 5. View From The Fridge 6. making it in the mountains

And then … stop back tomorrow to see these six awesome projects:

Wednesday, June 3 Collage

These projects won’t be live until tomorrow … fyi  (be sure to stop back!)

1. Bless’er House 2. Delineate Your Dwelling 3. Maison de Pax

4.Up to Date Interiors 5. The Wood Grain Cottage 6. Migonis Home

You can join us in the summer celebration by using the hashtag #summercelebration on Instagram!

Happy Summer!

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  • Reply Katie @ Little House of Four June 2, 2015 at 7:16 am

    This is such a cute idea and perfect for gift giving. It’s even manageable for those that don’t have the best sewing skills :) Thanks so much for sharing!
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    • Reply Katie June 4, 2015 at 7:22 am

      It is!! I promise the sewing part is SO easy! My next mission is to make a leather one for my husband for Father’s Day (who actually has nice sunglasses worth protecting)!!

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  • Reply Chelsea June 2, 2015 at 8:00 am

    This is great, Katie!! I’m so guilty of tossing my glasses in my bag without using a case. It’s totally bitten me recently, when my favorite aviators got a huge scratch. I need this case in my life! Thanks for sharing and joining us in our Summer Celebration Series!! xo
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    • Reply Katie June 4, 2015 at 7:21 am

      Thanks for organizing this Summer Celebration, Chelsea!! Such a fun idea and everyone has great ideas!!

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  • Reply Krista @ the happy housie June 2, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    I LOVE this Katie- I totally need to try it myself. My sunglasses are constantly getting scratched and then they are hard to see through. Pinned and I will do this!!
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    • Reply Katie June 4, 2015 at 7:19 am

      Thanks, Krista!! Yes … I should protect even my $4.99 pair of sunglasses, right?!?

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  • Reply April Hoff June 3, 2015 at 7:13 am

    I love this idea, Katie! I need to make a couple of these cute cases!

    • Reply Katie June 4, 2015 at 7:18 am

      Thanks, April!!

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  • Reply Kathy June 3, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    You made it look “sew” easy! I would totally use a few of these cases.
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    • Reply Katie June 4, 2015 at 7:18 am

      Ha! It was pretty simple …. and I have an obsession with fabric, so it was a fun project!

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  • Reply Bonnie June 14, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Your sunglasses case is beautiful. I was just complaining about my scratched up sunglasses today. I need to make one of these for sure. I would love for you to link up to the Stitch It, Blog It, Share It Link Party going on now at BehindtheSeamsSewing.com.
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