Having just invested more than ever before on a new pair of sunglasses, I've been careful to keep them into the case they came. Although it's a hard case and protects the glasses well, it's so big!
Fine for when I'm using my large everyday bag but when I switch to something smaller the case is too big.
Today I made a cute quilted case and here's to "how to".
- Cut 1 fabric piece & 1 iron on wading piece to measure 46cm x 11cm.
- Iron on your wading
- Add your walking foot & quilting guide if you have them and sew your quilting lines on your fabric pieces.
- It should look a little like this.
- Fold right sides together in half.
- Measure 3cm from the top edge on both sides and pin
- Sew down both sides and stop at the pins.
- Clip your corners and turn in the right way.
- Pin and press your top edge over until it is a little way past the point you stopped at with the side seams.
- Start on the right side of your fabric and carefully sew around the pouch about 1.5cm from the top edge.
- This is the trickiest part of the sewing as it's small and awkward - slowly is the key here!
- Cut 2 x 30cm long strings. It can be bias folded and stitched, a thin cord or ribbon.
- Feed one strip from the left side, leave a loop at the end and come back down the other side.
- Feed the other strip starting on the right side, again leaving a loop at the end and coming back along the other side.