Funky Sunglass Case Carrier

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A few weeks ago I created the crazy square block.  It was super fun and an easy way to clean out my scrap basket.  However, I needed to turn the blog into something functional.  So, with summer on the way, I thought I sunglass case would be the perfect fit for Lady A. (My sunglass queen!)

Funky Sunglass Case


Funky Sunglass Case from scraps | The Sewing Loft

This project is for stitchers of all levels.

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  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
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Basic Instructions:

  1. Pin your zipper in place along the top edge of the square. Attach your zipper foot to the machine and straight stitch your zipper in place.
  2. Trim away excess bulk of material between zipper and stitch line. *Be careful not to cut the zipper tape when trimming.Easy Sunglass Case | The Sewing Loft
  3. Turn zipper tape down towards the inside of the case and straight stitch in place. This will clean finish your closure edge.  *Note: I used a dark thread and would recommend using a white thread or something that will blend. Repeat steps 2 and 3 on the other side.
  4. Then zip your square closed and determine the position of your opening.  I like mine off-center.  Turn the wrong side out and pin sides in place.  Straight stitch each side closed. Repeat to the opposite side.
  5. The sides can be clean-finished with seam binding or left raw. It’s really up to you.
  6. Turn fabric scraps into a funky sunglass case | The Sewing Loft

This sunglass case was extremely easy to make and was finished in less than 30 mins.  Really fast!

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  1. Mariella Girard says

    Love this quick project, please send new ideas!

  2. That is just too cute!

  3. Doris Millar says

    Hiya. I love all your ideas and thank you for sharing! Are we allowed to make and sell these?

    • Thanks Doris, You bet! Stitch and sell away. Just be sure to add a few pictures to our flickr group. Everyone loves to see finished projects.


  4. Doris Millar says

    Thank you. I’m always full of good intentions but don’t always get round to doing things. But if I do, I will definitely credit you and post some pictures. Thanks again! X

  5. I’m new here and I just have to say, your projects are adorable and I love your site! So glad I found you!!! Happy stitching!

  6. I love the crazy quilting on this project and am going to try this!
    Also, congrats on your partnership with Embroitique Designs!

    • Thank you Kathy, I’m excited to be working with them. So glad you like the projects- I would love to see photos of your finished work.


  7. Z Any Mouse says

    This tutorial looks really great, but I have just one question…Isn’t 12 inches across too big for a pair of sunglasses? I measured mine, and they are about 7″ across.

    • I’m glad you like it. You can adjust the pouch to fit your sunglasses. My daughter wanted the option to also use it as a pencil case. So, I left it larger.

      • Z Any Mouse says

        Ahh, okay. My daughter would probably love a pencil case as well. Thank you!

  8. Tried this and turned out great!