Easy-to-Sew Padded Glasses Case with Flap and Snap

Glasses Case Sewing Pattern

This padded glasses case is easy to sew and makes a great gift. It also has a handy flap along the upper edge that secures with a snap.

With your outer fabric and lining fabric right sides together and the batting/foam in between, stitch around the side and bottom edges using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Backstitch at the beginning and end of each line of stitching.

Fabric

This fabric glasses case sewing pattern includes a flap along the top that secures with a snap and is fully lined and padded with fusible fleece. It is a quick and easy project that can be sewn up in about an hour. It’s perfect for kids and adults who are just learning to sew.

A basic quilting cotton is a good choice for this project, as it has a smooth finish and is a breeze to work with. However, you can also try specialty fabrics like silk or velvet if you would like.

To make this glasses case, you will need 2 main fabric pieces and 1 lining fabric piece. You will also need fusible fleece, a zipper, and a snap. After preparing the fabric pieces, you will stitch them together using a 1″ seam allowance. Once the seam is closed, you will close the 3″ opening at the bottom of the lining fabric. To do this, you will fold the raw edges inward and press them flat with an iron. You can then hand-sew the opening closed or use a machine to sew it closed.

Pattern

A free downloadable pattern makes it easy to sew this versatile glasses case. The pattern includes a lining and a flap along the upper edge that snaps to easily open and close the pouch.

The main fabric and the lining are fused to a layer of fusible fleece, which gives the pouch structure and padding. The flannel on the lining side also makes it soft against the eyeglasses or sunglasses. This is a good project for fabrics with an obvious up or down orientation because the applique glasses have to be positioned correctly.

Sandwich the main fabric and lining with right sides together, then sew around the edges, leaving a 1 1/2 inch opening for turning. Use a ladder stitch, being careful to backstitch when starting and stopping. Press well and turn right side out. Push out corners and topstitch as desired. Then, slip your eyeglasses or sunglasses inside and you’re ready to go! This case will look great in a colorful, playful fabric that matches your style.

Supplies

A great way to keep your sunglasses or eyeglasses from getting scratched while in your purse or bag, this sewing pattern and tutorial features a fully lined pouch with a flap along the upper edge. It is padded with either fusible fleece or flex foam for added protection and the entire case closes with a single KAM snap.

This free glasses case pattern creates a versatile 6.5 x 4.5 inch pouch, perfect for most standard sunglasses or eyeglasses. It has a simple design that is easy to sew for anyone, even an absolute beginner!

To start, choose your fabric. Quilting cotton is a good choice because it has a smooth surface and is easy to work with, but you can also use a heavier fabric such as velvet or faux fur for a more textured look. Once you have your fabric, cut the pieces for the case with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Then pin and stitch around all edges, backstitching at the beginning and end.

Instructions

A good glasses case is a must-have for anyone who wears eyeglasses or sunglasses. Without a proper storage solution, your glasses can easily get scratched and smudged while in transit or when being stored away. This DIY project is easy for anyone to sew and makes a perfect gift for any occasion.

To start, transfer the snap markings from the Front pattern piece to the right side of the outer fabric front piece and from the Back pattern piece to the right side of the lining fabric back piece. Next, pin the batting to both pieces right sides together and stitch around the edges leaving the top open using a 1/4″ seam allowance with a backstitch at the beginning and end.

Stitch a small zig zag along the bottom edge to compress the seam allowances. Carefully reach through the opening in the lining and pull the outside fabric and lining through until all of the raw edges line up at the top of the case. Smooth all around and then hand stitch the opening closed.

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