Nicki LaFoille

Sunglasses Case

Nicki LaFoille
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Duration:   25  mins

Learn how to sew a soft sunglasses case that’s made with batting, to protect your glasses or shades when stored in your purse, suitcase, or backpack. Nicki LaFoille shows you how to make this sunglasses case with a cute applique detail.

A sunglasses case is a useful project to sew for protecting your glasses or sunglasses when not wearing them. This sunglasses case features a layer of batting for softness and added protection, a fabric loop that attaches the lobster claw clasp, for hooking the case to your purse or backpack, plus a cute sunglasses-shaped applique detail on the outside.

Nicki first discusses the supplies and dimensions of fabric pieces needed for the project. Raid your scrap stash for this small, scrap buster project.

Find your own applique shape, or download the free sunglasses applique printable.

Nicki demonstrates how to trace the sunglasses applique onto the fusible web and how to fuse the web to the applique fabric. Once the applique is cut out, remove the paper backing and fuse the applique onto the sunglasses case outer fabric. Nicki then demonstrates how to stitch the applique onto the fabric using a straight stitch.

Nicki demonstrates how to create the loop for the lobster claw clasp, then sandwich the loop with the outer fabric, batting, and lining, and stitch the sunglasses case upper edge.

Nicki then demonstrates how to stitch the remaining seam, leaving an opening for turning the case right side out. Once the case is turned right side out, edgestitch the opening closed, then tuck the lining down into the sunglasses case. Tack the loop to the upper edge faux binding, and your sunglasses case is ready to use.

For more styles of sunglasses cases, check out these projects:
Fleece and Felt Fruit Sunglasses Case
Pinch Pouch with Tape Measure
Easy Sunglasses Case

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