Sew a Glasses Case or Sleeve | Confident Beginner Sewing | Free sewing tutorial, Eyeglass cases pattern, Sewing projects for beginners
• 2 squares of fabric 8" x 8"
• 1 piece of thin batting 9" x 9"
• 1 piece of ½" wide double-fold bias binding
• 1 piece of ¼" wide elastic
• Contrasting thread for quilting
• Matching thread for construction
• Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
• Fabric marking pen, pencil or chalk
1. Layer your squares.
Place one layer of fabric right-side-up on the batting square with the wrong side of the fabric against the batting.
Mark a line along the center of the top square with a fabric marking pen, pencil or chalk; it will guide your fi rst line of quilting.
2. Quilt your layers.
This project is small enough that you don’t need to pin it much; add a few pins to hold the two layers together. Make your fi rst quilting line down the middle following your mark. You will use this line and your presser foot to guide you through the rest of the quilting.
3. Bind the top edge.
Once the layers are quilted together place the final layer of fabric down with its wrong side against the batting. Trim all edges so they are even.
4. Now it's time to bind the top edge.
Notice the double fold is not completely even. The deeper side of the bias should be place over what will be the inside of the finished glasses cozy. Pin the binding in place over one side of the quilted
square. Stitch the binding in place along the inside fold, edgestitching from the outside of the cozy.
5. Sew the sides shut.
Fold your work in half and sew the bottom shut following the edge of your all-purpose foot. If you do not want to add elastic to the top you can sew the side too, all the way up. Make sure to backstitch each time you start and stop to reinforce your work. Trim the seam allowance for ease in turning the case.
6. If you want to add elastic, slide it first through the binding and pull it to the desired length.
7. Sew the side catching the ends of the elastic in the stitching. Be sure to backstitch.
8. Trim the excess elastic from the seam allowance and turn the case right-side-out.
9. You can now enjoy your creative Sunglass Case!