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something that would be easy for someone to re-create
This is a pattern that I created for Jenny Garland's pattern design craft challenge. ( http://jennygarland.typepad.com/jenny_garland/2009/05/let-the-voting-begin-come-choose-your-favorite-design-.html)

I wanted to come up with something that would be easy for someone to re-create, low cost, and could be adapted for either females or males and even kids to make and use (We will probably use brown and tan to make to a case for my son's Dad for Father's Day). It holds a pair of sunglasses and has another compartment hidey hole to put anything else you would like in it (tissues, gum, a comb, a few dollars, etc.) but not scratch the sunglasses.

This is the first time I have ever designed a pattern for someone else to make and if you have any questions or if I need to clear any thing up, please let me know.
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Posted by KMOM14 from Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States • Published See KMOM14's 367 projects »
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  • How to make a glasses case. "Shades" Sunglasses Case - Step 1
    Step 1

    Here is the pattern. As don't have a scanner to make it to scale, I have posted the piece individually and you could get them to scale using a the Paint program that is on most computers under Accessories, or copy and pasting into a Word program.

  • How to make a glasses case. "Shades" Sunglasses Case - Step 2
    Step 2

    This piece is the main pattern piece - cut two of the main color and 1 of the contrast color and one of the main color (disregard the instructions on the pattern below -I cut 2 black and 1 pink and ended up with an extra black piece). Made small cut on the contrast (pink) piece on each corner where the dotted line).
    The pieces are 10 inches wide and 4 1/4 inches tall.

  • How to make a glasses case. "Shades" Sunglasses Case - Step 3
    Step 3

    This is the front of the case. You are only going to need to cut 1 of these in the main fabric color. (I cut 1 black). It is 8 inches wide and 4 1/4 inches tall.

  • How to make a glasses case. "Shades" Sunglasses Case - Step 4
    Step 4

    This is for the "Shades" lettering - it is 5 inches wide and 1 1/4 inches tall in contrast color (I used pink).

    The lettering for "SHADES" is font CENTURTY GOTHIC and the size is 86 (as there is no drop down for this - you type in 86 in the font box) you could just type this in a notepad or word program and print it off instead of trying to copy this from the picture below.

  • How to make a glasses case. "Shades" Sunglasses Case - Step 5
    Step 5

    Here is the pattern for the sunglasses. It is 3 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches tall and cut out in the contrast color (I used pink).

    Instead of cutting out the center for lens of the glasses, you could use fabric paint to color it in. I originally tried putting a sequin in the middle, but would not recommend doing that as it made it look like a burlesque bra (although I do suppose you could adapt the case for pasties holder if you are a burlesque dancer or have a person on your Christmas last that is).

  • How to make a glasses case. "Shades" Sunglasses Case - Step 6
    Step 6

    This is what the pieces looked like cut out.

  • How to make a glasses case. "Shades" Sunglasses Case - Step 7
    Step 7

    On the Shades lettering and the sunglasses, I stablized the paper with clear tape to make it easier to cut out so it wouldn't rip or tear. I used craft scissors on these pieces instead of my fabric scissors and I didn't want to dull the fabric scissors, but that is a personal choice.

  • How to make a glasses case. "Shades" Sunglasses Case - Step 8
    Step 8

    Cutting out the "Shades" lettering can be tricky -grade school children would need assistance with this and may need to use smaller scissors if you have them. To cut out the center of the A and the D I folded the felt slightly then made a small cut in the center, then put the tip of the scissors through the hold and carefully snipped around the edges. This is what it looked like when I was done.

  • How to make a glasses case. "Shades" Sunglasses Case - Step 9
    Step 9

    Unpin the felt from the tissue the put the main full felt piece (black) on the bottom, put the contrast piece (pink) on top of it, then cut the contrast piece where you have made the snips on each side and put it slightly over the edge of the black fabric, then put the shorter body top piece (black) on top of the pink, then pin the edges and sew the bottom edge edges all the way around, then the top edge all the way around (if you are going to use hot glue, you would want to glue each layer separately).
    In this photo the top of the case is to the left and the bottom on the right.

  • How to make a glasses case. "Shades" Sunglasses Case - Step 10
    Step 10

    For the "SHADES" lettering and the velcro closure, I used hot glue. Before gluing, lay out the letters and the closure to see where you want to position them, then attach glue to the back and glue each piece down one by one.

  • How to make a glasses case. "Shades" Sunglasses Case - Step 11
    Step 11

    For the sunglasses, position this on the top where you want to then apply hot glue to the back of the glasses then glue it down and use the black fabric paint to color in the lens of the shades.

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