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Fort Meade, Maryland, United States
2008
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A super simple fabric eye glass case that can be hand- or machine-sewn!

Basic fabric eye glass case projects can be found all over the internet, but I thought I'd share my recent version with you here!

I found a great remnant of flannel fabric at JoAnn's and had to find the perfect project to use it on. This fabric eye glass case was that project.

I chose to sew this case entirely by hand and that is why the estimated time is 1 hour. If you choose to use a sewing machine instead, this project should only take about 20 minutes.

(NOTE: Usually my tutorials have many more images than this one. I forgot to take pictures while I made this case. However, this project is so easy, you don't really need any images to figure it out.)

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  1. Step 1 1

    *IRONING & INTERFACING*
    Iron the flannel fabric flat. Fold it in half (right sides together) and add a crease along the fold. You will end up with a 9"x9" square of folded fabric.
    If you wish to add interfacing to create a stiffer case, attach the interfacing to one of the halves of the fabric. Be sure to attach the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabric.

  2. Step 2 2

    *TRIM FABRIC TO SIZE*
    Temporarily fold your fabric in half again. Taking into consideration you will need 1/2" seam allowance on all sides, cut your square to the appropriate size based on the eye glasses this case will hold.
    Find the center line as shown in this image. Using this image as a reference, cut a straight line from the center point of the top edge of the fabric to the right side edge approximately 2" down from the top corner.

  3. 3

    *SEW FIRST EDGE*
    With a 1/4" seam allowance, sew almost entirely around the fabric (including the creased side), leaving a 2" opening.
    When hand-sewing this part of the project, I used a basic backstitch and 3-strands of embroidery floss. If you choose to use a sewing machine for this part, the project will go much faster.

  4. 4

    *TURN RS OUT & IRON*
    Pushing the fabric through the opening, turn the fabric right-side-out. Use a chopstick or something similar to press into the corners to make them as "sharp" as possible. Sew the opening closed using a hidden slip stitch.
    Iron the fabric again to make the seams lie flat. Fold in half along the center line (found earlier) and press a crease into the fold.




  5. Step 5 5

    *FINISH EDGES*
    Using embroidery floss, sew a blanket stitch around all visible edges.

    That's all there is to it! You're done!

  6. 6

    *OPTIONS*
    1) If you'd like to use a different fabric on the outside of the case, simply use a 9"x9" piece of flannel and a 9"x9" piece of your selected fabric.
    2) You can even quilt together some scraps you have around to create the outside of your case.
    3) Personalize the case by embroidering a name, initials, or image to the front of the case.

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And you're done!

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