Goggles / Sunglasses Cases & Sewing Rewind ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Goggles / Sunglasses Cases & Sewing Rewind

*Update*  Tutorial available here!

Last night, I had a mini-sewing class with my cousin and taught her how to use a pattern and most of the parts of her machine.  It was a reminder of how far I've come in a short while!  Also, I finally took my machine out for the first time this year to sew the leather case below.

If you guys are interested, I can post a pattern & tutorial for these, so let me know!

Now, I'm not sure if you noticed, but I was having sewing rewinds on Tuesdays and Fridays before this.  It was severely cutting my ability to share projects that I'm working on now, and from now on I will have my rewinds only on Tuesdays!

Now for a peek at my sunglasses cases!

Please excuse the terrible lighting!  This was done at 5 am, so no daylight :(

When I first began to sew, I was completely focused on making projects for class.  So when my I lost my sunglasses pouch after going on a trip, I didn't think of making a case for it.

Then, I had a "duh" moment and decided that I could easily sew a simple pouch.  I looked around for a free pattern, and found a million of them!  Perfect!

But then, I remembered that I had oversized glasses where the tips of the arms tend to scratch the inside of the lenses.  See the bottom picture?

So, it was back to the drawing board with the design.  Since I wore glasses, I was used to using an envelope-style case, and it would protect the lenses much better.

I knew I wouldn't use Velcro, but otherwise it would work as a jumping off point.  So I scoured the internet for a pattern and found absolutely nothing!  Time to design my own!

I was really happy with the way it turned out, and it has been doing its job well.

It used just a tiny bit of fabric, and I used a hair elastic to secure around a button that I covered with matching fabric.

After I showed my friend at the gym, she wanted me to make something similar for her woodworking goggles that belonged in her tool kit.  So, it was on to my next case!  She liked the curtain fabric I had been using, so voila!

Frayed from lots of use already!  I'm going to touch it up for her now.  :)

I added a little bird, because she said that she imagined a bird sitting on the branches of my fabric.  For this one, I had the elastic secure itself around the goggles.

Which brings me to yesterday's project.  My friend wanted her son to have a case for his goggles as well, so she gave me this soft leathery fabric.

I have yet to add a button because I don't have his goggles with me and I want to make sure it closes nice and snug.  However, I think it turned out pretty well!

This would be a great gift and is a great stash buster too!

Anyways, let me know in the comments or via e-mail if you would like a step-by-step tutorial or pattern for my sunglasses case above.

Out of curiosity, has there been a project that you had to design yourself, out of sheer necessity?


  1. Very cute! I need one of these, I just throw mine in my bag, and have to get new ones every few months because they get scratched!

  2. Love this!! I need to make one.

  3. Hi Diane. I love your sunglasses case! I, too, have over-sized prescription sunglasses that came with a crummy vinyl case that rips each time I unsnap it. And, my husband buys off-the-rack (The $1.00 variety) sunglasses which don't come with any case at all! I haven't found a pattern to replicate it and I love your idea. Would really like to have the tutorial, if you're willing to share. Thank you! Jorja

  4. I love this!! I always wanted to make one of these. Can you please send me a step by step tutorial?? Stopping by from Ginger Snap Crafts linky party. Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2013/06/update-and-es-lounge-pants.html

  5. I just adore the little birdy one! Too cute!

  6. These are gorgeous! Really lovely and such lovely fabrics too.

    Thanks for linking up!



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