I recently upgraded my dainty cross body purse to an oversized bag. I’ve never been one to carry too large of a bag before, but my latest purse is pretty large. Like so large that I seriously think I could probably tote around my two cats, a water bottle, 3 different types of chapstick, a wallet, and my sunglasses in that thing. It’s awesome.
Anyways, I tend to just toss my sunglasses in my purse and hope that they don’t get too scratched up. But, since I’m toting around all sorts of things these days, I decided it was time to make a proper sunglasses case for my favorite Ray-Bans.
I’ve always had a love for watercolor paintings, so I set out with my Sprout to design my own watercolor fabric for my sunglasses case. The Sprout is so easy to use and I was able to upload my watercolor painting via the Sprout into Spoonflower within minutes. Watching it scan things is always so cool and impressive. The technology on this thing is outrageous! Anyways, I’m really excited to play around with fabric design some more and I think the Sprout is going to be instrumental in this.
Want to make a sunglasses case too? Let’s get started!
- Fabric (Main fabric and lining)
- Fusible Fleece
- Snaps (I use KAM snaps and they are awesome)
- General Sewing Supplies
One: Cut the fabric and fusible fleece to the following dimensions:
- Main Fabric: Cut two 9 inches x 5 inches
- Lining Fabric: Cut two 9 inches x 5 inches
- Foam or Fleece: Cut two 9 inches x 5 inches
Two: Fuse the fleece to the wrong sides of the main fabric pieces.
Three: Place the two main fabric pieces rights sides together and sew with a 1/2 inch seam allowance along the sides and bottom, leaving the top open. Trim seam allowance.Turn right side out.
Four: Place the two lining fabric pieces rights sides together and sew with a 1/2 inch seam allowance along the sides and bottom, but make sure to leave a 2 inch hole in the bottom. Trim seam allowance.
Five: Place the lining around the main fabric case so right sides are together and the raw edges are at the top with the side seams aligned. Stitch with a 1/2 inch seam allowance around the top of the case. Trim seam allowance
Six: Turn the sunglasses case through the hole in the lining and stitch up the hole. Push the lining into the sunglasses case and press.
Seven: Install the snaps at the top of the sunglasses case and that’s it! Super easy and quick!
Curious to learn more about the Sprout? In my words, the Sprout is pretty much the love child between a paint splattered art studio and a hardcore PC. In HP’s words, the Sprout is a revolutionary all-in-one computer that makes it easier to go from thought to expression in an instant. Learn more about the Sprout here.
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by HP but, as always, the thoughts expressed in this post are my own.