Hey everyone! Today’s guest post comes from the talented and beautiful Becca of Bryan House Quilts. (See below!)
You’re going to love her Patchwork Summer tutorial!
Today, I’m going to share a super quick patchwork project, the Patchwork Sunglasses Case. This tutorial is super easy, but if you’ve been wanting to learn about bias tape now’s your chance.
Patchwork Glasses Case Tutorial
First, from your patchwork cut the back and pocket pattern pieces.
If you have bulky, bug eyed sunglasses like me, consider adding a bit to the pocket. You will see that on my pocket piece I added approximately 1/4” to the bottom and right. This may not be necessary if your eyewear lays flat.
Optional: If your patchwork is not covered in dense quilting, baste around the edges of the pattern pieces. The basting stitches will keep everything together and help prevent any folds. I had to baste the edges together.
Next, attach some bias tape to the top of the pocket. I just folded over the bias tape and clipped. Then I top stitched along the inside edge. This is not the traditional way to attach bias tape, but it worked in this case.
Trim excess bias tape from the pocket.
Then sew the pieces together by stitching around the pocket using a 1/8” seam allowance. Before the final step, it might be a good time to try your sunglasses in the case.
Finally, attach the bias tape around the raw edges and you are done! If you are unfamiliar with bias tape, here’s a great tutorial to get you started. Here are some of my photos and tips from my process.
When it came time to join my raw edges I folded under one raw end …
Thanks Becca for sharing your wonderful tutorial with us! Those tiny patchwork squares make me smile, and I know my glasses could surely use a super-cute case like this. One for me, my mom, my husband… I better get busy!
Hope y’all are staying cool and enjoying this summer!