Can you believe it’s already September? Time is flying by lately, and I’m not ready for summer to end. When summer ends, I feel like I don’t see daylight again until March when Daylight Savings rolls around again. Seriously, I get up and leave the house when it’s still dark and leave work when it’s already dark…I’m not ready for that yet, so I’m soaking up as much sunlight as I possibly can while it lasts!
In this edition of 5-minute DIY, I’m going to show you how to make this super simple low-sew sunglasses case with only a couple of supplies and little-to-no sewing skills required. If I can make it, you can make it. It’s great for beginners who are still getting used to sewing because it’s all straight lines and simple cuts, which is why you can make it in only 5 minutes.
- Matching ribbon
- Matching thread
- Sewing machine
Cut a piece of fabric about 7 inches wide and 8 long, and cut a piece of ribbon about 14 inches long. The measurements don’t need to be exact, so you can adjust them as needed, but I found that these measurements worked best for my average pair of sunglasses.
Line up the ribbon along the 7-inch wrong side of the fabric, and fold over the fabric to conceal the ribbon (about 1 inch). Iron the seam down if you can. Sew along the edge of fabric to secure the fold without sewing down the ribbon.
Then fold the fabric in half with the ribbon at the top, right sides facing together. Starting at the top corner where the drawstring seam begins, sew a 1/4 inch seam down the side and continue to sew around the corner until you reach the opposite corner, making sure to backstitch at the ends.
Then turn that fabric right side out, iron again and add your sunglasses! It’s quick, easy and cute. These sunglasses cases make great gifts and they’re so easy to customize with different fabrics and ribbons. Happy crafting!