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Hi!  It’s Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl!  This week we’re kicking off ideas for Mother’s Day, favorite teachers and just a gift for a special friend!  Today’s tutorial is something you can sew up in about 30 minutes.  I wanted to create a sunglasses case that had a zipper closure.  I find sunglasses cases that snap or velcro still let dust and depris in – especially if you’ve seen my purse!  What’s great about this little pouch is the lining is made of flannel so it won’t scratch the lenses.  Oh – and don’t you love this fabric, Clementine, by Blend?  Super cute!

 

Let’s get started:

Supplies

fat quarters or 1/4 yards of 2 outer fabrics
1/4  flannel
Heat n Bond® Fusible interfacing
lace trim
zipper, at least 10″ long
Spray n Bond® Basting Spray

 

Begin by cutting your pieces:

Bag back 5″ x 8″

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bag front strip A 2 1/4″ x 8″

Bag front strip B 3 1/4″ x 8″

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Flannel Lining (2) 5″ x 8″

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Cut the HeatBond® fusible interfacing (2) 5″ x 8″

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Using 1/4″ seam allowance, sew the A & B pieces like this:  Press

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Fuse the interfacing to the wrong sides of both the bag front and back

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Using Spray n Bond® Basting Spray to baste the lace into place covering the seam.  Sew in matching thread.

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Trim off the excess lace.

Layer the bag front, the zipper, and the flannel like this:  Notice the zipper is face down.  Pin along all the raw edges and sew using a zipper foot.

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Now do the same thing to the other side and layer like this:  (bag back right side up, zipper face down, flannel.) Sew using the zipper foot

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Press pieces like this:

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Top stitch along the zipper.  Making sure the zipper pull is in the center of the bag, trim off the excess zipper.

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Match right sides together and pin all the way around, making sure to match zipper seams.  Leave an opening for turing on the side of the flannel.  Sew using 1/4″ seams.  Clip the corners and turn right side out.  Top stitch the opening closed.
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It’s done!  And super cute!

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When I find cute earrings on sale I pick them up to use as zipper pulls.  I found these cute owl ones.  Clip the earring part off with wire cutters and use a split ring to attach it to the zipper pull.IMG_8300

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You can see the flannel lining – so soft and cozy for your sunglasses!

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3 Comments on SprayNBond Sunglasses Zipper Pouch Tutorial

  1. Vicki H
    April 20, 2015 at 11:15 am (2 years ago)

    Thanks for the idea of flannel for the interior. I wouldn’t have thought of that. I like your tip to use earrings for zipper pulls.

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