A friend recently gave me a new pair of fancy sunglasses. They came with a simple drawstring fabric case and I was inspired! This Handkerchief Sunglasses Case is easy to sew and takes very few supplies. You can finish this tutorial in under 15 minutes and have your very own personalized case.
- Tape Measure
- Sewing Machine
- Safety Pin
Iron your handkerchief.
Fold the same edge back up again so that you’ve created a folded over section that is about 1 1/2 inches wide. The right side of the fabric will be showing again and it will be 3 1/2 inches from the new crease to the top edge.
Pin along the fold to hold it all in place. You might not have to pin all the way since the pressing will create a nice crisp edge that will likely hold in place while you sew. However, I always find my projects are much more successful when I go the extra mile to pin along the seams to be sewn.
Sew a straight stitch along both edges of the double folded section.
I started on one edge and sewed that shut with a straight stitch. Then I turned the handkerchief over to sew along the other folded edge.
Fold the handkerchief onto itself with the right sides facing in. Notice how the stitched casing is at the top of the project and also folded onto itself.
Feed the safety pin through the fabric casing tube at the top of the case. Remove the safety pin and pull the ribbon through until it’s equal length on both ends.
You’ve now created your very own Handkerchief Sunglasses Case. How cute is that!