May 20, 2013

Scalloped Sunglasses Case Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

With Memorial Day festivities this weekend, it is likely you’ll be donning your favorite sunglasses as you head out into the great outdoors. Ensure your shades stay scratch-free all summer long by making a pretty sunglasses case to tuck into your pool bag or purse using this quick and easy tutorial. This sunglasses case features a feminine scalloped edge and padding to keep your sunglasses well protected. Let me show you how easily these come together, with just a minimal investment of supplies and time!

Scalloped Sunglasses Case Sewing Pattern ::


For this project, you will need…

To begin, cut your fabric pieces using the PDF pattern: 2 from the outer fabric, 2 from the lining fabric and 2 fusible fleece.

Fuse the fleece to the wrong side of the outer fabric pieces.

Place one of the fused outer fabric piece and one of the lining piece together, right sides facing, aligning all raw edges. Pin. Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, carefully stitch along the scalloped (top) edge. Notch the curves, as shown, and turn the piece right side out. Press. Repeat with the remaining outer and lining pieces.

Scalloped Sunglasses Case Sewing Pattern ::

For an optional embellishment, cut two 1×4″ pieces of felt. Unfold one of the stitched pieces to separate the lining from the outer layer. Pin the strip 4.5″ from the bottom edge of the outside layer and topstitch along the top and bottom edges to secure. Repeat with the other piece. Refold the lining portion of each piece back into place.

Scalloped Sunglasses Case Sewing Pattern ::


Place the assembled front and back sections together, right sides facing, and stitch along each of the straight edges with a 1/4″ seam. Finish the seam with a wide zig-zag stitch. (Optionally, you can use a serger to stitch and finish the seam in the same step.) Turn the case right side out; press.

If desired, finish by affixing an embellishment to the front of the case with hot glue. (Check out my post from last week for details for how I created the flower embellishments for these cases.) If flowers aren’t your style, a pretty brooch or even a showy button would do the trick.

You are finished!

I created these to give as end-of-school gifts for some of the special teachers in our lives, but they would make a great gift for a special graduate, too! You can tuck a gift card inside for an added treat. I love having a gift that doubles as wrapping!

Scalloped Sunglasses Case Sewing Pattern ::


Scalloped Sunglasses Case Sewing Pattern ::


The scalloped edge really makes these cases stand out from the crowd…

Scalloped Sunglasses Case Sewing Pattern ::


…and I love the luxe look of the felt accents! If you would like the scoop on how I made these gems, be sure to enter the So Pretty! Felt book giveaway I’m hosting right now. That book is brimming with lovely inspiration!

Scalloped Sunglasses Case Sewing Pattern ::

Thanks so much for making PS a part of your day.


Amy @ Positively Splendid

Amy @ Positively Splendid

Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you'll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Amy @ Positively Splendid
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23 Responses to Scalloped Sunglasses Case Sewing Pattern & Tutorial

  1. Shifrah Combiths May 20, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    These are SO cute!! I need a sunglasses case, and I happen to have some houndstooth scraps leftover! Although houndstooth isn’t necessarily my favorite (I used it to make nursing covers for a couple friends), I love how you used it here with the colorful felt flowers. Excited to get to this project. Thank you!!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid May 21, 2013 at 9:26 am #

      Thanks so much! I love houndstooth as an unexpected background for really feminine embellishments.

  2. Kara May 20, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    These are so adorable Amy! I totally need a case for my sunglasses, so this is perfect timing. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Amelie May 21, 2013 at 2:17 am #

    These are cute! I have some cloth left behind from my last sew, so I can make this too! 🙂

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid May 21, 2013 at 9:23 am #

      These are a great way to use up scraps! Happy sewing!

  4. Becky PS May 22, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    These are simply wonderful! Thanks for sharing the how-to!

  5. Lorelei May 30, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    I love this case, what a great gift for a summer birthday! You have a new fan. I found you through Ingenious Inkling.

  6. Ana Lopes June 7, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    So, so beautiful, love it! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

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  8. Heather September 1, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    I can’t find the pattern. I would LOVE to make some of these for gifts and such. I don’t know if my eyes are just skipping over it today or what. Please help.

    • Heather September 1, 2013 at 11:26 am #

      Never mind! I found it!!! Must have just been my sleepy eyes. LOL!!! I can’t wait to crank some of these out!!

  9. Stef September 12, 2013 at 11:21 am #

    Oh my gosh, Amy, how cute are these!!!!!! Love them!!

  10. Abra October 10, 2013 at 5:43 pm #


    How did you turn it? I had to leave an opening and top stitch it shut to get it turned properly with no seams showing.



    • Amy @ Positively Splendid October 15, 2013 at 8:12 am #

      Hello, Abra! In this project, the side seams are visible on the inside of the finished case.

  11. Laura Nygaard February 6, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    Just made one, so easy! Can’t wait to make more! So easy to personalize and decorate. Thanks!

    • Amy @ Positively Splendid February 6, 2014 at 5:17 pm #

      So glad to hear you enjoyed this project, Laura! Thanks so much for stopping by. registered & protected

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