Sunglasses Case on table with pink sunglasses

How to Make an Eyeglass Case

Are you worried about your eyeglasses getting scratched? Then sew an eyeglass case to protect your glasses in your purse, backpack, office drawer or vehicle.

easy to sew eyeglasses Case

Here’s how to make your own eyeglass case. Once you see how easy it is, you’ll want to make a few in different colors or even to give as gifts!

Sunglasses Case on table with pink sunglasses

These are soft eyeglass cases. Which means they won’t protect your frames from a brick falling on them! But they will be protected from getting scratched up from your keys or other objects that might leave scratches.

We made ours in contrasting fabrics. You could make yours all in one fabric color if you would like. Sewing an eyeglass case out of fleece fabric would be a great way for even more soft protection.

Sunglasses Case edge detail close up on grey background

Put your eyeglass case in a pretty fabric tray in your entryway so that you always know where you’ve left your glasses!

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Sunglasses Case overhead with sunglasses on grey background

How to Sew An Eyeglasses Case


  • Two Fabric Quarters or Fabric Scraps
  • Batting Scrap
  • Coordinating Thread
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Ruler
  • Cutting Mat
  • Sewing Clips
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Turning Tool or Chopstick
  • Iron and Ironing Board
  • Sewing Machine
Sunglasses Case Supplies on table overhead


Step 1

Cut fabric and batting to the following dimensions:

  • Outer – 7” x 8”
  • Lining – 8” x 8”
  • Loop – 2” x 3”
  • Batting – 7” x 7”
Sunglasses Case Step 1 fabric cut out on cutting board

Step 2

Stack fabric and batting with 8” edge aligned at bottom as follows: Batting on bottom, then the lining, then the outer fabric.

Fabrics should have right sides facing each other. Clip to hold.

Sunglasses Case Step 2 pinned fabric on grey background

Step 3

Sew along the bottom of the 8” edge with a ¼” seam allowance.

Sunglasses Case Step 3 fabric being sewn on sewing machine

Step 4

Press the seam toward the lining.

Sunglasses Case Step 4 fabric laid out to be sewn

Step 5

To form the loop, fold the 2” x 3” fabric rectangle in half lengthwise and press.

Open, then fold 3” sides to center fold line. Press. Fold in half lengthwise once more and press.

Sunglasses Case Step 5 folded fabric ready to be sewn

Step 6

Top stitch along open the 3” edge.

Sunglasses Case Step 6 being sewn on sewing machine

Step 7

Fold in half to form a loop where raw edges meet. Place at the top, right side of outer fabric close to the seam. Align the raw edges and clip to hold.

Sunglasses Case Step 7 fabric laid out on table

Step 8

Fold the seam in half to make edges meet with right sides together. Clip all the way around to hold.

Sunglasses Case Step 8 material pinned ready for sewing

Step 9

Sew around the perimeter of the eyeglass case with a ¼” seam allowance, leaving a 2” opening in the short side of the lining for turning.

Sunglasses Case Step 9 being sewn on sewing machine

Step 10

Clip the corners to reduce bulk in the fabric before turning.

Sunglasses Case Step 10 bottom side on grey background

Step 11

Turn right side out. Use a turning tool or chopstick to gently press out corners.

Sunglasses Case Step 11 arranged on grey background

Step 12

Fold the opening under ¼”. Press and clip.

Sunglasses Case Step 12 pinned ready for sewing

Step 13

Top stitch along the short side of the lining. Press well afterwards with an iron.

Sunglasses Case Step 13 on sewing machine

Step 14

Push lining (and batting) into outer fabric.

Sunglasses Case Step 15 close up

Step 15

Use the turning tool to press out the corners again. The lining should show above the outer fabric at opening. Press one more time with an iron.

Sunglasses Case Step 16 on grey background

Save this project for later! Pin It to your sewing boards.

Sewing rick rack around the edge of this eyeglass case would look great, too.

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