Layer Cake Sunglasses Case

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Last week we had hot, sunny, gorgeous weather here in the Midwest and while it’s cooled down a bit this week, I’m desperate to bring those summer days. I daydream about sitting poolside with a fruity drink and my sunglasses on. Although I’d have to find my sunglasses first! I probably have 10 different pairs, but finding one in my purse or the car seems to be quite the challenge. To encourage the sun (and to combat losing things), I decided that I needed a new, super cute sunglasses case. As I was getting my supplies ready, I realized that this would be the perfect Father’s Day gift, too.

So I set off to make two. One nautical, sea-worthy case for him and a bright, cheery floral one for me!

his and hers sunglasses case

Here’s what you’ll need:
(2) Layer Cake Squares (or  two 10″ x 10″ fabric squares)
(1) 9.5″ x 9.5″ felt square, or lightweight fusible fleece
Rotary Cutter (for felt and/or fabric if not using pre-cuts)

I used Hearty Good Wishes for his and Bungalow by Free Spirit Fabrics for mine.

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Place your two layer cake squares right sides together. Then cut your felt to a 9.5″ x 9.5″ square. Pin the felt square to the center of your layer cake sandwich, leaving a 3 inch opening to turn the fabric right side out.

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Sew all three pieces together around the edges, being sure to leave that 3 inch opening.

stitching a sunglass case

Cut the excess fabric along the edges and then turn your square right side out.

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Press your square, being sure to turn opening edges in. Then topstich the opening edge.

topstitch your sunglass case

Fold your square in half with the fabric you want to be the lining facing out. Pin along the bottom and the side, being sure to leave the top open.

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Stitch along the bottom and the side with a 1/2 inch seam. Then cut the bottom two corners to remove excess bulk in the case.

trimming fabric corners

Turn the case right side out, push out the corners nice and neat (you can use a chopstick or a pencil to do this).

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Wrap his up for Father’s Day – he’ll thank you for skipping the tie – and enjoy yours now!

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P.S. You could use these for eyeglasses, too!