Do you ever just chuck your sunglasses into your bag or in the car? Well i’m guilty of this. I know that i’m not the only one.
They protect your eyes against the sun, help you read and well, see in general. Yet, I’m terrible at taking care of mine. It’s not a good habit and I know it!
They can easily get scratched and those cases they come in are, let’s face it, HUGE! I just don’t have space to carry them around.
I decided to sew up a vegan leather lined glasses pouch to keep my sunnies protected. They are chic, compact and free space in your bag. Better still, you can whip them up in less than 10 minutes!
This is an easy beginner friendly project! Let’s get sewing shall we?
What you’ll need:
- Glasses Case Pattern (Click link to download)
- Vegan leather (vinyl)
- Inner lining (I used cotton)
- Medium weight fusible interfacing (optional – the interfacing gives a bit more structure to the pouch)
Fabric: Petits Strokes Midnight from Les Petits Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery
Step 1: Cut one piece of vegan leather, one piece of inner lining, and one piece of interfacing to the shape of the glasses pattern provided in the link.
Step 2: Place the vegan leather facing up, the lining fabric facing down and the interfacing on top (not shown).
Fold the edges in about a 1/8″. This doesn’t need to be precise. Then sew a 1/4″ seam along the top edge of the fabric.
We want to fold the edges in so that when we top-stitch the leather at the end, the fabric won’t stick out.
Step 3: Press the seam down (i.e. iron the fabric) away from the fold. Iron only on the fabric side and not the leather side because the vinyl will stick to your iron! Then place the back of the lining piece and the back of the leather together and press the seam again. Pressing the seam gives a cleaner look and the finished product will look professional.
Step 4: Fold the lining edge about a 1/4″ in from both sides and pin.
Then fold in half and sew an 1/8″ seam along the edge.
Step 5: Flip the leather over the lining. Pin the edges (or better yet use sewing clips as pinning leaves holes in the leather). I didn’t have any on hand so I opted to pin. Then top-stitch along the unfinished edge with an 1/8″ seam.
You have a glasses pouch!
What a quick, easy and fun project. Pick your colour of vegan leather, fabric and get sewing. Summer is almost here and these pouches are super handy!