Sunglasses case

Here is a quick and easy gift to make for summer – a sunglasses case!

Padded sunglasses case

Padded sunglasses case

I found the free pattern here at Riley Blake Designs. It was written by Melissa of Polka Dot Chair.

There is a download for the pattern piece (which comes in two sizes). At first I thought I could print it from the “preview” but it wouldn’t size right.  Once I actually downloaded it, there was no problem with the sizing. Duh!

Materials gathered together

Materials needed.

The directions call for a 7″ zipper which I did not have. Mine was 14″. I added a fabric covering to each end of the zipper leaving only 6-1/2″ in between and cut off the excess zipper.

In progress

Outside piece and foam treated as one piece.

I used ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable for the padding. This is a product that I have enjoyed using in a variety of bags I’ve made recently and I had scraps that were big enough for this little project.


One outside and one lining piece sewn on to one side of zipper.

I used the leftover zipper pieces for the zipper pull and a tab coming out of the side that I will put a clip on.


Zipper fun – tab and pull.


Glasses inside!

I made the larger size because the niece I’m gifting this to has large sunglasses. I’m pretty sure that most adult sunglasses would fit into this size case – whether the glasses are large or small.

Now for some fun in the sun!







Filed under Gifts, Pattern review

5 responses to “Sunglasses case

  1. Alice

    Very ingenious use of the extra zipper pieces! Darling project as always.

  2. I love it and now I want one… your fabric is super cute.

  3. Connie

    This is so cute and great with the zipper….putting a zipper in such a small piece must be interesting.

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