Really Simple Sewing Pattern: Glasses Case

This is a really easy to follow, free pattern for a glasses case, which would make the perfect gift for someone.  Or indeed to keep for yourself if, like me, you have a habit of leaving yours behind when staying away from home (I now keep this little case in my over-night bag to so its always handy).

From an article by Pattern Pile, this free downloadable pattern by Robert Kaufman Fabrics is a nice and simple make for a confident beginner, and a great way to use up smaller pieces of fabric.

I deviated slightly from the original pattern by adding a layer of wadding (or batting), as I was using a fairly thin cotton so thought the case would need a little something extra to make it more sturdy (and better able to protect my glasses!)

I also put into practice this handy little tip by Wynn from ZakkaArt, using a cardboard guide to make the lining fold over accurately – genius!

Cardboard Hem

It only took under an hour to complete the case from start to finish, so a satisfying little project to do of an evening.  Great to keep or give (Fathers Day springs to mind if you have some dad-friendly fabrics a bespectacled papa might appreciate).

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And here’s a handy pin for later!