Daily Archives: July 21, 2014

Summer Afternoon Kids Sewing Project

On a hot sunny day you’ll need your sunglasses, and what better way to keep them from being scratched than an easy to sew sunglasses case.  This project is SEW easy, you can do this with your children, and it is a great way to keep them from being too bored when they want to come inside out of the heat.


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Pick some scrap fabrics for the inside and outside of the case.  I found some fat quarters that worked out well.  The contrast is fun – we chose the Blue for the outside and the red for the inside.  I also had some yellow fabric pre-cut into 2.5 inch strips for some home-made bias tape.

 

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I cut the two layers of fabric and some light weight batting into a rectangular shape that was larger than the sunglasses and allowed for a fold-over flap.

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I then sewed a basting seam around all three layers to keep them together.

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I folded the three layers into the shape I wanted, and bound the edges by sewing some bias tape made from a 2 1/2 inch wide strip of yellow fabric.

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I decided to sew around the tape two times in order to get a slightly more finished look.

 

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Then added a button and button-hole for a closure.

DSCN0086[1]This project is so quick that you could do it with a free afternoon and so easy that kids could do it too!