How to Make a Padded Glasses Case – Sunglasses Case Pattern

How to Make a Padded Glasses Case – Sunglasses Case Pattern

How to Sew a Sunglass Case in 15 minutes

If you are looking for a quick project for a gift, to use fabric scraps or something to sew and sell, eyeglass cases or sunglass cases are a great option! This sunglasses case pattern sews up quickly and is something most people need. 

With just a few materials and some basic sewing skills, you can create custom cases to protect your sunglasses and add a personal touch to your accessories.

How to Sew a Sunglass Case in 15 minutes

Looking for a fun and practical sewing project?

Since I started wearing prescription glasses I now juggle 3 pairs of glasses! My “all the time” glasses, reading / computer glasses and prescription sunglasses.

Because I have expensive glasses I want the best padding I can get without using a hard case which is bulkier and heavier to carry around. To get the protection without the weight I use Flex-Foam padding instead of fleece. You can substitute fleece if you are using inexpensive glasses that can be easily replaced.

In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to make a simple sunglass case, including how to use flex-foam for added durability and protection.

In this video, I’ll show you how to make stylish sunglass cases using flex-foam and fabric!

00:00 introduction
00:27 Why I like Flex-Foam padding
01:41 Sunglass Case Fabric requirements
04:57 Sew front and back together
06:30 Clip & Sew Case
08:32 Turn right side out
09:42 Finish sunglass case
11:16 Topstitch


supply list

Sunglass Cases Supplies - how to make a padded glasses case
  • (2) 7 1/2″ squares of fabric (outside and lining)
  • (1) 7″ x 7 1/2″ piece of Pellon Flex-Foam 1-Sided Fusible Stabilizer (FF78F1)
  • Scissors or Rotary Cutter & Mat
  • Pins or Fabric Clips
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread

In this tutorial I’m using the June “Berry Toss” fabrics from Riley Blake Designs – part of the Monthly Placemat Panel series for Riley Blake Designs.

I love making key fobs and people always appreciate receiving them. Key fobs are great to sew and sell too since they don’t take long to make – use your fabric scraps and start a side hustle.

🗝️ 🧵 Happy Sewing!

Tara Reed


More free sewing projects >

How to make placemats for June (with matching fabric from this tutorial) >

Sunglasses Case Pattern - Teacher Appreciation Gift

Want to make something special for a teacher?

The Teacher Pencil Padded Sunglasses Case Pattern includes raw edge appliqué you can cut with scissors or your Cricut Maker. Find it in my Sew with Tara Reed Etsy Shop!

How to sew your own key fobs

While you have your fabric out you might want to take it up a notch and make a matching key fob.

Click to see the written and video tutorial on my blog.