We're kicking off our Tute-Happy Summer with a sunshine-inspired project: a sunglasses case! This case is generously sized (4" x 8-1/2") to fit even the largest sunglasses and pairs a summery-hued print from the Graphix 3 collection with coordinating solids (have you seen our Prairie Cloth Cotton Solids?).
p.s. Don't miss the chance to win some fabric at the bottom of this post!
And here's a look at the back side:
1 fat quarter each aqua print, dark pink solid, and light pink solid
10" square of batting
Fabric marking pen
From the aqua print:
Cut two 4-1/2" squares, eight 2-1/2" squares, and one 1" x 8-1/2" strip
From the dark pink solid:
Cut one 8-1/2" x 9" piece, one 4-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece and two 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" pieces
From the light pink solid:
Cut two 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" pieces
Step 1: Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side of all the aqua print squares. Match up each set of two small squares with a pink rectangle.
Step 2: Line up a marked 2-1/2" aqua print square on one end of a 2-1/2" x 4-1/2" dark pink piece. Stitch on the marked line and trim seam allowance to 1/4".
Step 3: Press open. Repeat with a marked square on the opposite end of the dark pink piece.
Step 4: Your flying geese unit will look like this:
Step 5: Make a second dark pink flying geese units and two light pink flying geese units. Lay out as shown:
Step 6: Sew the units together.
Step 9: Sew the pieces together.
Step 10: Layer the pieced case with a 10" square piece of batting and baste. Quilt as desired. (We marked a diagonal line across the center with the fabric marking pen and then stitched diagonal lines 1/4" apart, working out from the marked line.) Trim quilted piece to measure 9" x 8-1/2".
Step 11: Fold the quilted piece in half right sides together and pin along the long edge and the bottom. Fold the 9" x 8-1/2" dark pink piece together to measure 4-1/2" x 8-1/2" and pin along the long edge.
Step 12: Sew the quilted piece along the bottom short edge and long edge. Sew the pink piece just along the long edge (this leaves an opening for turning).
Step 13: Turn the quilted piece right side out and tuck inside the pink lining so right sides are facing. Align the raw edges and pin in place.
Step 14: Turn right side out and stitch the open end of the lining shut before stuffing into the case.
Step 15: Topstitch along the top edge of the case to secure the lining. If needed, wet the case to remove the fabric marking pen line(s).
And that's it! Keep your sunglasses safe all summer! We'd love to make one of these in each color of the Graphix 3 collection.
This giveaway is now closed, but be sure to check out our other tutorials, as we'll be sharing a tutorial and hosting a giveaway each week!
Check out each week of our Summer of Tutes!
Week 2: The overnight bag featuring Who's Who
Week 3: Tablet case featuring Jungle Party
Week 4: Patriotic pennants featuring Tone on Tone
Week 5: Melon mini featuring Gemstones, Jewels and Quartz
Week 6: Lunch bag featuring Graphix 3