Save those extra quilted fabric squares and create a soft plush quilted sunglasses or eyeglasses case with a cell phone pocket.
Approximate Time: 30 minutes or Less
This project works best and is the fastest with better results if you use your serger to seam and bind all edges.
You now have a soft padded case to house your sunglasses or eyeglasses in and the outside pocket can house your smaller cell phone or money, keys, Chapstick, lipstick, etc. This size pocket works best I have found for all the items just mentioned.
By using a serger, this project is faster than having to turn seams inside to each other, etc. And I think the look is more professional. Any type print works well. Here I wanted the John Deere logo to show so I cut my quilted fabric squares out to reveal the logo on the pocket as well.
You can buy quilted fabric and make this lovely useful item. Or you can use those old placemats you no longer use. Or if you sew a lot as I do, you can make your own quilting squares by using two types of cotton fabrics and sandwich a layer of quilt batting inside both then just run those squares across your sewing machine in a random pattern the same way the quilted fabrics come pre made, which is a simple diamond pattern across the fabric.
These are fast to make and others will enjoy them as gifts. With so many pretty fabric choices available today, you can really get creative and match your other items well. My pictures will take your through each step of this fast project for great rewarding results. Enjoy!
By Julie from Greeneville, TN
I don't quilt, but have found a way to make a similar case by buying [at Walmart] potholders on sale. Fold in half and stitch across the bottom and up one side. Found that a slightly larger potholder will make a perfect case for my digital camera!
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