"Sunnies" Sunglasses Case Tutorial

Posted by administrator on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013


Hi!  It's Melissa from the Polka Dot Chair Blog.  Today I'm going to be sharing with you a tutorial on how to make this fun little sunglasses case.


There are two things you should know about me 1) I ALWAYS have a pair of sunglasses with me, I can't drive without them, the sun hurts my eyes.   2) My purse is a MESS.   All  of the sunglass cases I had before were to heavy so I didn't carry them around with me.  I made this simple case to be lightweight enough to not weigh me down, and the pom pom attachment will make them quick to spot in my purse. If you'd like to make the pom pom zipper pulls too stop by my blog for a free tutorial to make them.  


This sunglasses case comes in two sizes. The first one I made (the smaller one) was perfect for my daughters glasses, but my big over sized ones needed a slightly bigger case.  You can pick which size you'd like to make. You'll need:



  Print and cut out your pattern piece. Make sure you page scaling is set to NONE in Acrobat. From pattern piece cut 2 pieces for case front and back and 2 pieces for lining front and back.


  Using a light box (or a bright window) trace the word "sunnies" onto your piece of wonder under. Make sure the words are REVERSED. Press onto a piece of canvas. Cut out.


  Remove backing and press to case front.  Stitch through center of letters to secure. Cut out 2 pieces of foam using your pattern piece.


  Layer wrong side of case front onto foam piece. Place zipper right side down on top of case front piece. Place lining piece right side down on top of zipper (the wrong side of the zipper). Using your zipper foot, stitch all layers together. Repeat for case back piece.


  It will look like this. Press top seam well and top stitch along zipper. This will keep the lining from catching in the zipper. Unzip the Zipper.  (DON'T forget this step)


  Pin case front and case back pieces together and lining front and lining back pieces together.  Using a 1/4" seam stitch.   Leave a 3" opening in lining piece to turn right side out.


  Clip your curves and corners well. Trim down all seam allowances.   Turn right side out an press. Handstitch opening closed.



  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  Make sure you stop by my blog to check out the tutorial for the pom pom zipper pulls that I attached to the case.  


Category: Project Design Team Wednesday


  1. Love love love it!!! Cutest sunglasses case I've seen yet! Great tutorial! This one's a keeper, thank you:))
    by Julie
    April 17th, 2013 at 8:33 a.m.
  2. Love it! thanks for sharing!
    by MIchelle
    April 17th, 2013 at 9:28 a.m.
  3. This case is so cute! I have never seen foam at the fabric store except the larger furniture pieces. Does that foam come on a roll? Thanks.
    by Karen
    April 17th, 2013 at 10:16 a.m.
  4. cute project, but I cannot get the pattern link to work.
    by angela
    April 17th, 2013 at 7:33 p.m.
  5. Karen, Yes yiu can get it at the fabric store. I got the white foam at my local quilt store and Joann's carries tan colored foam.
    by Melissa
    April 17th, 2013 at 8:24 p.m.
  6. This is adorable! Thanks for sharing the tutorial.
    by Pat
    April 18th, 2013 at 6:29 a.m.
  7. Quelle excellente idée !! Merci pour le partage !!
    by Cathie
    April 18th, 2013 at 1:31 p.m.
  8. A very big "WOW, THANKS!" for you... from Italy :)
    by Creannanda.blogspot.it
    April 26th, 2013 at 4:21 p.m.
  9. Absolutely love these. First ones I have seen that I really like. I want to make one for my mother for Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing!
    by Jodie
    May 09th, 2013 at 8:36 a.m.
  10. Bravo et merci pour le tuto!
    by Garigo
    May 11th, 2013 at 3:52 a.m.
    by Mari
    May 29th, 2013 at 6:42 a.m.
  12. Just made a sample. Can't get the foam to slide over the feed dogs or foot well. Have to really pull from the back to get it to sew. Any suggestions?
    by Sandra
    June 12th, 2013 at 5:27 p.m.
  13. Love the top glasses! thanks for sharing!
    by Tonish Glasses
    June 17th, 2013 at 3:04 a.m.
  14. Love love it!!!!thank you!
    by Vobaga
    June 17th, 2013 at 3:11 a.m.
  15. Lovely! Thanks for sharing! Have a good day! Teresa
    by Teresa
    July 15th, 2013 at 7:44 a.m.
  16. "WOW, THANKS!"
    by tonishglasses.com
    August 21st, 2013 at 9:19 p.m.
  17. Congratulations for your post. I try to do it right now.
    by Olga
    October 26th, 2013 at 4:41 p.m.
  18. Can I pay you to make me some of these CUTE sunglass holders!????
    by Cindy Lamb
    November 18th, 2013 at 10:12 p.m.
  19. This is soooo cute! Tutorial looks very easy to follow. These will make wonderful gifts and will be so much easier to find in my purse! Can't wait to try this!
    by Tina Giaramita
    January 06th, 2014 at 10:15 p.m.
  20. This very cute ! I like the shape , very innovative ... Would surely make one .. Thanks for sharing !!
    by Jesintha Fernando
    June 04th, 2014 at 3:38 p.m.
  21. Great idea. Can you please post a picture of how to place the second piece onto the zipper, I'm confused. Thank you.
    by Dawna
    June 22nd, 2014 at 7:41 a.m.
  22. Great idea. Can you please post a picture of how to place the second piece onto the zipper, I'm confused. Thank you.
    by Dawna
    June 22nd, 2014 at 7:42 a.m.
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  24. Olá, muito obrigada por partilhar suas preciosidades conosco.....tudo muito lindo, parabéns e muito obrigada.....beijos de Rita e do Brasil.....
    by Rita Leite
    January 29th, 2015 at 9:30 a.m.
  25. Nice sunglass cases. Thanks for sharing.
    by Amelia Pollock
    January 19th, 2016 at 1:48 a.m.
  26. Estan buenisimas!
    by dolores
    February 04th, 2016 at 3:28 p.m.
  27. very nice. Thanks for sharing. I usually buy Sunglass Cases online but now i'll try to make sunglass cases at home.
    by ameen147
    February 07th, 2016 at 9:49 p.m.

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