How to Make a Fabric Glasses Case

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Today on HappiestCamper, I’m going to show you How To Make A Fabric Glasses Case that will look great, and protect your lenses from scuffs and scratches. If you, or your kids, wear glasses, you know just how big of an investment that can be! You also know that you have to protect that investment! It’s easy to knock them off of a nightstand or drop them when trying to retrieve them from your purse. Thankfully, there’s an easy fix. Glasses are a necessary tool for many of us, and an expensive one at that! That is why it is so important to have a protective case for your eyewear. We can’t wait to show you how to make a fabric case for your glasses in this easy tutorial. This project is perfect for beginners and advanced sewists, and if you wear glasses it is an essential project! It makes a cute little gift for anyone of your family or friends who wear glasses. Great for the kids, too!

How to Make a Fabric Glasses Case

This is one of those sewing projects that you will want to make more than one. I’ve made a few of these to keep in the den and by my bed, and also a few to keep in the car and at work. Anytime I find myself with out one, I make a note to make an extra. They are so simple to make, why not? You can knock this cute glasses case out in about 15 minutes! So, gather your supplies, pick out some fun and cute fabric, and let’s get started making this fabric glasses case!

SUPPLIES AND TOOLS FOR A FABRIC GLASSES CASE

Supplies and tools for a fabric glasses case

How To Make A Fabric Glasses Case

Cut the fabric

To start this how to make a fabric glasses case tutorial, we need to cut out our fabric. You will need 2 outer pieces and 2 pieces of the inner fabric that are both 4″ x 8″.

Next, we’ll need to cut the fusible fleece. This will be slightly smaller than the fabric pieces. Cut 2 pieces of the fleece that are 3 1/2″ x 7 1/2″

Iron the fabric and fleece together with the interfacing

Lay a piece of the outer fabric so that it is face down. Then lay a piece of the fleece for the glasses case centered on top of that piece. Make sure you have the fusible rough side of the fleece laying on the fabric. Lay the pressing cloth over the fleece and iron it on medium heat to fuse them together. You only need to do it for about 20-30 seconds.

Repeat Step 3

Repeat the last step to do the other outer piece of fabric and fleece for your glasses case.

Lay one piece of fabric on top of one piece of flannel and fleece

Lay a piece of the outer fabric with fleece so that it is face-up. Then lay a piece of the flannel so that it is face down on top of it. Line up the edges at one end and clip in place.

Sew the two pieces together using a one-quarter inch seam allowance

Now on this how to make a fabric glasses case, it’s time to sew! Sew the two pieces together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Be sure to do a backstitch at the start and finish. Then repeat the last two with the other two pieces of fabric.

Sew the two pieces together using a one-quarter inch seam allowance

Flip the fabric over so that both right sides are facing out. Then clip with over the seam you just finished so hide those raw edges. Sew straight across just as before. Do both pieces.

Lay the pieces so that the right sides of the fabric touch and match the fabrics on each side of each piece.

Lay the pieces so that the right sides of the fabric touch and match the fabrics on each side of each piece. (see picture) Clip them together all the way around to hold them together.

Sew it all together

Next on this how to make a fabric glasses case tutorial, we need to sew it all together. We will start at the flannel end about an inch from the side as we want to leave the center of the flannel open.

Leave an opening at the top

Sew all the way around using a 1/4 inch seam allowance and do a backstitch at the start and finish. Stop when you get back to the bottom of the flannel so that there is an opening.

Using the hole you left turn the glasses case right side out

Through that small opening, pull the whole glasses case right-side out. Be sure to use a chopstick, pencil, or something else like that to get those corners fully pushed out.

Fold the raw edges in and sew shut

Fold the raw edges of that opening in by about 1/4 inch so it matches the rest. Then sew it closed making sure to do a backstitch at the start and finish. The last step in this how to make a fabric glasses case sewing tutorial is to simply tuck the flannel inside the other fabric and the pouch is done.

Easy Sew Glasses Case

Simply slide the glasses in the fabric glasses case and put them in your bag, desk, car, or wherever you made need to have a pair of glasses on hand. I just love that you can make this pouch in whichever color or pattern you choose. In just an hour you can have several to keep on hand or to give as gifts.

If you liked learning how to make a fabric glasses case, make sure to pin it to your favorite Pinterest board or share it with friends on social media. If you decide to make this simple project on your own, make certain that you take a picture afterward and tag us on social media as we love seeing the fabrics and color choices that people use!

Yield: 1 Fabric Glasses Case

HOW TO MAKE A FABRIC GLASSES CASE

Fabric Glasses Case Create card

Keep your glasses safe from scratches with this easy to make glasses pouch sewing project. This pouch will fit a wide variety of glasses from reading glasses to sunglasses.

Active Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $5.00

Tools

Instructions

  1. Start by cutting the fabric to the size you need. You will need 2 outer pieces and 2 pieces of the inner fabric that are both 4" x 8".
  2. Then cut the fusible fleece. This will be slightly smaller. Cut 2 pieces of the fleece that are 3 1/2" x 7 1/2"
  3. Lay a piece of the outer fabric so that it is face down. Then lay a piece of the fleece centered on top of that piece. Make sure you have the fusible rough side of the fleece laying on the fabric. Lay the pressing cloth over the fleece and iron it on medium heat to fuse them together. You only need to do it for about 20-30 seconds.
  4. Repeat step 3 to do the other outer piece and fleece.
  5. Lay a piece of the outer fabric with fleece so that it is face-up. Then lay a piece of the flannel so that it is face down on top of it. Line the end edges at one end and clip in place. 
  6. Sew the two pieces together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Be sure to do a backstitch at the start and finish. Then repeat steps 5 & 6 with the other two pieces of fabric.
  7. Flip the fabric over so that both right sides are facing out. Then clip with over the seam you just finished so hide those raw edges. Sew straight across just as before. Do both pieces.
  8. Lay the pieces so that the right sides of the fabric touch and match the fabrics on each side of each piece. (see picture) Clip them together all the way around to hold them together. 
  9. Now we need to sew it all together. We will start at the flannel end about an inch from the side as we want to leave the center of the flannel open. Sew all the way around using a 1/4 inch seam allowance and do a backstitch at the start and finish. Stop when you get back to the bottom of the flannel so that there is an opening. 
  10. Through that small opening, pull the whole thing right-side out. Be sure to use a chopstick, pencil, or something else like that to get those corners fully pushed out.
  11. Fold the raw edges of that opening in by about 1/4 inch so it matches the rest. Then sew it closed making sure to do a backstitch at the start and finish. Then simply tuck the flannel inside the other fabric and the pouch is done.

Notes

Always wash and press your fabric before sewing. This will prevent loose threads and the shrinking of the finished project.

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