Free Pattern and Directions to Sew an Eye Glass Case

A photo of cut out pattern pieces.
Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
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    Free Pattern and Directions to Sew an Eye Glass Case

    Here's an economical project to make from your scraps and a great personalized gift. Choose fabric that fits the person or use machine embroidery techniques to make any fabric just perfect! Your kids may actually put their glasses away and keep track of them if they love the fabric you choose for a case.

    Materials Needed:

    • Print out of the pattern
    • 8" by 9" piece of firm fabric for the exterior of the case
    • 8" by 9" piece of Fleece, heavy terry cloth, velours or other soft fabric for the interior of the case
    • Thread
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    Sew an Eye Glass Case - Assembly Step 1

    A photo of cut out pattern pieces.
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Using the fold line of the pattern as the grain line, cut out one of each fabric, using the lengthwise grain of the fabric.

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    Assembly Step 2

    Photo of joining the first seam while sewing an eye glass case.
    Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Pin the right sides together along the curved edge. Stitch using 1/2" seam allowance, sewing across the entire curved side.

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    Assembly Step 3

    A photo showing how the seam should be graded.
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    Grade the seam, leaving the fashion fabric seam allowance a bit wider ​than the lining.

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    Assembly Step 4

    A photo showing completed under stitching
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    Press the seam as it was sewn and then press as shown in the photo. This will allow for a crisp turn on the top edge of the eyeglass case. Under-stitch on the lining side.

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    Assembly Step 5

    Sew from the finished seam to the dot.
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    Stitch along the long edge from the graded seam to the large dot, using a 1/2" seam allowance. Trim the seam allowance.

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    Assembly Step 6

    Sew leaving an opening.
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    Match lining to lining and fabric to fabric. Stitch around the entire edge, using 1/2" seam allowance, leaving the seam ​unsewn between the small dots to allow for turning. Pivot at the intersection of the top side seam that was previously sewn and trimmed.

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    Assembly Step 7

    Eye Glass Case Made with Interfaced Cotton Fabric and Flannel Lining
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    Trim seams and turn right sides out. Take care to turn all the corners out.

    Slip stitch the lining closed.

    Push the lining into the fashion fabric and press.