Saturday, February 22, 2014

The Sunglass Case

I thought I'd finally post this cute project that I uploaded to our computer, but never got around to uploading  to the blog. No joke, I made this sunglass case months ago! It's handy location is what makes this project so share-worthy. Here's the story.
I have a tendency to misplace lots of items. Sunglasses being one of them. And I loathe driving when it's really bright outside, especially now, when the sunlight hits the snow. This handy case was created for my car visor to make sure my sunglasses stay put and don't get scratched.

This is what you'll need to make this darling little case:

2 fabrics  4 x 7
2 fusible interfacings 4x7
1 fusible interfacing 3x4
1 sticky velcro set (or sew-on)
2 fabrics 3x4 
1 coordinatining fabric 4 x 13.5 (for lining)
& elastic

In this project your basically creating 2 large rectangles, sewing them together, & folding them to shape.
Start by measuring your car visor. Mine measured at almost 7 inches which is pretty standard. Take that number and add 1.5 inches. This is how much elastic you will need.

Next apply fusible interfacings (4x7) to your 4x7 cut fabrics. Repeat for the 3x4 fabric piece. You should still have one 3x4 fabric piece that does NOT have interfacing on it.

Attach the elastic to the very edge of one of the 4x7 fabric pieces.

Face sides together, stitch one side.

Press the seam.

On the other end, do the same with the 3x4 fabric piece that has interfacing adhered. 

Press open again.
You should be left with 2 pieces that have no interfacing on them.
The 13.5 x 4 & the 3 x 4.
Stitch them together & press open.

Face side together, stitch your two rectangles together creating a large U, leaving the 3x4 side open.

Turn inside out and press again.

While your ends are still open, you can hand stitch velcro in place or any decorative buttons.

Finish your end by ironing 1/4 fabric inwards and a straight stitch.

Fold your case to shape & straight stitch the sides again.

If desired, put your sticky velcro in place.
 (Just make sure your allow 24 hours of drying before you use it.)

Isn't it cute? And it didn't cost a penny thanks to fabric scraps!

Bring on the sunshine!

Happy Trails!

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