Liberty Sunglasses Cases + free sewing pattern!

liberty sunglasses caseAfter returning from the Minerva Crafts blogger meet-up weekend not that long ago, I was desperately tired but desperate to sew, and this Liberty print sunglasses case project seemed like just the perfect thing to make. Two of my closest friends had birthdays just recently too and were in need of a present that I could post to each of them – luckily a well-timed Tweet from Liberty Lifestyle was all it took for me to decide that this was what I was going to make!

liberty sunglasses caseAnd I am definitely making more of these – they were such a delight to sew.

The fabric I used to make the cases is a Liberty lawn that came in a patchwork bundle my mum got me for my birthday last year. Each piece in the bundle is a long strip, about 10″ wide, and so I keep dipping into it for small sewing projects like this one every now and then. My lining fabric is just a blue cotton I had in my stash, as were the buttons and the gold elastic used for the closure.

liberty sunglasses case and patternTo make the case, you need to line each of your pieces with interfacing and attach a layer of thin wadding to the liningΒ so that it’s nice and squishy and will protect your sunglasses from scratches whilst they’re in there. The pattern also calls for box corners – something that I’ve never done before – so I’m glad to have now learnt that skill! If you need help with box corners, try this handy guide that I used myself.

Now that they’re finished and posted off to their recipients I think it’s time to make another one for myself – especially now that I’ve seen all the fingerprints on my glasses in these pictures!

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15 thoughts on “Liberty Sunglasses Cases + free sewing pattern!

  1. Wow! Your friends are SO lucky! This is such a thoughtful present, especially as they’re made from Liberty fabric! I’ve never heard of box corners, but I’m going to have a look at the blog now to find out! πŸ˜‰

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    • haha yeah I’m thinking that I need to make another for myself now! box corners are very useful – they allow the bottom of the bag to be square so that it stands up πŸ™‚

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  2. Love this! I need to check out the pattern myself. I know what you mean about being too tired to sew after the Minerva weekend, but desperately wanting to.

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    • Oh no, that’s such a shame! The pattern was by a blog called Where the Orchids Grow but she doesn’t appear to have the pattern on her site either, just a link to Liberty. Perhaps you could contact her to ask for the instructions?

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