I have two pairs of glasses. I HATE digging one pair out of the case and holding it while I put the other pair into the same case (such as when
swapping sun glasses for regular glasses). Hard cases are too large and bulky to fit into my purse. Store bought cases
don't suit my taste or don't fit my glasses. This set of cases is the answer! Made from coordinating prints, they make a nice set. Finished cases are approximately 4" x 6.5".
No unfinished edges - nicely finished inside and out!
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1. Cut two coordinating fabrics, each 9" wide by 7.5". Cut two pieces of lining, each 9" wide by 7". Cut two pieces
of fusible fleece, each 9" wide by 7".
2. Lay one piece on top of the other, both right sides up. Cut across pieces, 3" from top. Separate the pieces.
Mix-match the two pieces so that the top section of one is now the top section of the other. Stitch pieces together,
right sides together. Press seams open. Finished block should
measure 9" wide x 7".
NOTE: The top section on the right was actually cut from a separate piece because I wanted the lines
to run in a different direction.
3. Fuse one piece of fusible fleece to the wrong side of each block. To fuse fleece: Place fusible fleece right side up on ironing board. Place fabric, right side up,
directly on top of fleece. Press with iron (wool/steam setting).
4. Fold fused block in half on vertical center (so that, when folded, it measures 4.5" wide by 7").
Place on working surface so that the fold is on the right. Use the rounded corner template
to cut off the upper left corner (opposite to the folded edge).
Repeat with each fused block and the two pieces of lining.
5. Pin lining to block, right sides together. Stitch around three sides, using 1/8" seam allowance, leaving bottom (straight) edge open.
6. Turn piece right side out. The fleece will be on the inside, between the outer layer and the lining. Press.
The bottom edge is open.
7. Fold in half, right sides together. Stitch down the outer open edge and across the bottom, 1/8" from the edge.
Zig-Zag or serge across the bottom edge's seam allowance to help prevent fraying.
Turn right side out and press. The seam allowance down the inside outer edge will be very small and is now finished nicely.
In the photo on the right, the stitch line has been enhanced.
CLOSURE - OPTIONAL
Add a snap, loop and button, or ties if you wish to hold the case closed (so glasses do not easily fall out) OR go to our seminole pieced glasses case pattern to learn how to add an inner pocket.