This eyeglass case (for eyeglasses x 2) is the perfect, quick sewing project to make a gift for guys, parents and grandparents—pretty much anyone who wears sunglasses, eyeglasses, or both. This is snap to whip up if you have done some sewing, and perfect for a beginner. It also easily lets you take advantages of fabric scraps or recycled fabrics.
The basic double-case requires only about 1/3 of a yard / 30cm of fabric, assuming it’s at least 18 inches / 46cm wide or so, and one small bit, 8” x 11” / 20cm x 28cm of batting. This tutorial includes a hand-drawn version, followed by a more traditional version with steps and photos. You can also download the pattern here.
Hand-drawn How To
1. Cut out pattern.
2. Cut outer fabric and lining.
3. With right sides facing, and batting on top, stitch three sides and part of the bottom long side. Leave an opening for turning. Trim batting, cut curves (optional)
4.Turn and press, folding open edges under.
5. Fold into thirds.
6. Stitch two sides
Photo How To
1. Print and cut out the pattern.
2. Assemble the fabric (outer, lining, and batting).
3. Stack two pieces of fabric, right sides facing, and the batting.
4. Print out the pattern and use it to cut out the fabric.
5. Stitch around the stack of fabric, leaving a 2” opening so you can turn it. If you feel like it, trim the batting close to the stitching line and clip curves.
6. Turn the fabric so the batting is hidden and the right sides of the fabric show, then finger press or press using an iron, making sure to press the opening closed hiding the raw edges.
8. Fold into thirds, like folding a business letter.
9. Stitch two sides, making sure to stitch closed the opening left for turning.