How to Make a Beginner Sunglasses Case

Whenever I get new glasses or sunglasses I always get a plain black case.  with this beginner sunglasses case you can make it all your own.  This is a simple beginner sewing project that anyone with basic sewing skills can make using the free sewing pattern.  This is a fun and functional little project that makes for a great gift.  The pattern and instructions make this a super simple sewing project to make.  Take a few minutes and stitch up one of these beginner sunglasses cases for your sunglasses or eyeglasses.  This is a fun one.

I used fabrics that I had on hand that I purchased from and JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores but you could head to to get exactly what you want for your sunglasses case. I cotton for the outer portions of my case and used faux suede for my lining to prevent scratching.  This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I Amy receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.  As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.  

What you will Need: How to Make a Beginner Sunglasses Case 

What you will Need Glasses Case

Step 1: Cut your Fabrics

  • From the main outer fabric, lining and fleece cut 2 pieces each that measure 9 1/8″ x 5″
  • Cut two pieces and fleece from the accent fabric that measures 7 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
Cut your fabrics

Step 2: Fuse the Fleece

Fuse the fleece to the wrong side of the main outer fabric and one of the accent fabric pieces following the manufacturer’s instructions. 

Fuse the fleece

Step 3: Cut your Fabrics using the Pattern Pieces

Using pattern piece A cut a piece of outer and lining fabric including the dart markings.  Repeat for pattern piece B.  Fold the accent piece in half matching the short ends.  Round the corners by cutting from one corner to the other. Cut the other accent piece to match.

Cut the pattern pieces

Step 4: Add the Magnetic Snap

Find the center of the accent piece that has the fleece and make a mark 1 1/4″ from the rounded edge in the center.  Insert the magnetic snap by placing the grommet on the center mark and then marking the two prong holes.  Clip open the prong holes.  Place the prongs of one half of the snap through the holes.  Then place the grommet on the prongs.  Fold the prongs down to secure.  Take one of the outer pattern B pieces and measure up 2 3/8″ from the bottom center and place the second half of the magnetic snap in the same way you inserted the first half.  

Add both of the snaps

Step 5: Create the Flap

Take the two accent pieces and place them right sides together.  Stitch around the sides and bottom using a 3/8″ seam allowance.  Turn right sides out and press.  Topstitch along the bottom and sides.  

Create the flap

Step 6: Attach the Flap

Attach the flap to outer piece A with the snap facing up.  Stitch the two pieces together using a 3/8″ seam allowance. 

Attach the flap

Step 7: Stitch the Darts

Take outer piece A and pinch the dart sides together on each side and pin.  Stitch the darts using a 3/8″ seam allowance.  Repeat for the Pattern B piece.  Pre4ss the darts open.  

Stitch the darts


Finished darts

Step 8: Create the Outer Case

Place piece A and piece B right sides together.  Stitch along the sides and bottom using a 3/8″ seam allowance.  Turn right sides out.  

Create the outer case

Step 9: Create the Lining

Create the lining in the dame way that you created the outer case.  You will stitch the darts on each piece then place the two pieces right sides together.  Stitch the two pieces along the sides and bottom but this time leave an opening on the bottom to turn the piece right sides out in the next step.  

Step 10: Combine the Lining and the Outer Case

Place the outer case inside the lining case so that they are right sides together making sure that the flap is sandwiched between the two.  Stitch all the way around the top of the case.

Add the outer bag to the lining

Step 11: Finish the Sunglasses Case

Turn the case right sides out through the opening you left in the lining.  Stitch the opening closed using either ladder stitch or your machine.  Stuff the lining into the outer case.  topstitch all the way around the rim of the case for a more professional look and to secure the lining.  You have now finished your beginner sunglasses case.  

Turn right sides out
Topstitch around the rim

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