How to Make a Lined Eyeglass Case

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How to Make a Lined Eyeglass Case
Make a lined eyeglass case to protect your lenses from dirt and scratches. (glasses reflecting in the glass tabletop image by Daria Miroshnikova from Fotolia.com)

Making a stylish, lined eyeglass case is a simple project you can do quickly without a lot of preparation time. In fact, experienced sewers can create nice, professional-looking cases in 30 minutes or less. You can make eyeglass cases to match your different purses or travel cases if you do not wish to purchase them. This particular type of eyeglass case is lined and padded to provide more protection to your glasses than simple cloth bag cases.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Sewing machine
  • 2 types of cloth
  • Quilt batting
  • Matching thread
  • Border material or ribbon
  • Sewing pins

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure the height of your folded glasses. Take this measurement and add 1 to 2 inches to it. Trace a square onto a piece of paper using the length of the glasses with the extra inches added on for the length of the sides. When folded in half, the square should become a rectangular envelope with plenty of room for your glasses to fit inside. If necessary, add or subtract an inch or 1/2 inch to the sides of the original square to ensure a proper fit of the material around your glasses.

  2. 2

    Choose two fabrics for your outside case and your inside liner. Trace the square on the backside of each of these fabrics; cut them out and set them aside.

  3. 3

    Trace the square onto the quilt batting material or pin it down if necessary to trace it. Cut the square out of the quilt batting.

  4. 4

    Lay the outside cloth facedown with the quilt batting directly on top of it. Next, place the inside liner material face up directly on top of the quilt batting. Align all the edges and use pins to ensure they don't slip apart. Sew the three pieces of material together along the outside edge with your sewing machine.

  5. 5

    Cut a ribbon or another piece of material so it will wrap around all four edges of the case. Sew it on so it overlaps both the outside and the inside cloth.

  6. 6

    Fold the case in half so the liner material is on the inside. Line up the edges and decide which end you want to be the open end. Leave that end open and sew the case shut, starting at the opposite end. When you approach the open end of the case, stop sewing about 1 inch before you get to the opposite end. You may want to do this step by hand to provide a more polished look to your case.

Tips and warnings

  • You can use two or more different cloths on the outside or lining of the case; just use one base piece on top of the quilt batting to hold all the pieces together.

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