Store your glasses in this bright pouch and you’ll never have to search for them again.
Skill Level: Beginner Case Size: 7"x 4"
• 1 fat quarter multicolored floral
• 1 fat quarter coordinating green tonal
• Batting 7" x 91/2"
• All-purpose thread to match fabrics
• Quilting threads to match fabrics
• Assorted colors of glass E beads
• Size 3 snap set
• Basic sewing tools and supplies
1. Cut one 7" x 91/2" rectangle each multicolored floral and green tonal.
2. Cut one 11⁄8" x 20" bias strip from green tonal for binding.
Completing the Eyeglasses Case
1. Lay the floral rectangle right side up on the batting, matching the edges; round the corners on one end using the pattern given. Baste layers together all around and from corner to corner as shown in Figure 1.
2. Using assorted colors of quilting thread, select and hand-quilt around flowers in the print, selecting flowers from the whole area. Note: Do not quilt every flower; just be sure that each area is covered. You may use fancy embroidery stitches if desired. The leaves on the sample print have been embellished with a fern stitch as shown in Figure 2.
3. Add beads to some of the flower centers, using two stitches when adding a bead. Knot the thread after adding beads; do not place any beads within 1/2" of the raw edges.
4. Remove basting stitches when quilting is complete. 5. Place the lining right sides together with the quilted piece; stitch a 1/4" seam on the straight 7" side as shown in Figure 3.
6. Trim batting close to seam and flip the lining over so batting is between the two fabric layers; press seam flat.
7. Hand-baste around the raw edges through all layers. If you need to press, place the piece right side down on a thick towel and iron on the lining side.
8. Fold up the bottom straight edge 3"; machine-baste the raw edges together with a 3⁄16" seam as shown in Figure 4.
9. Carefully press a 1/4" hem along one raw edge of the green bias strip; fold in a 1/4" hem at one end.
10. Stitch the binding strip to the outside edge of the case with raw edges even starting at a bottom corner with the hemmed end as shown in Figure 5.
11. Sew all around to the other bottom corner with a 1/4" seam allowance, being careful not to stretch the bias around the curves. Near the end, trim the excess binding and fold in a 1/4" hem; finish the seam.
12. Fold the binding over to the other side; hand-stitch the folded edge of the binding over the previous stitching with small, invisible stitches. Note: If the seam is too bulky, trim it slightly before folding over the bias. Slipstitch the folded edges together at the bottom corners.
13. Fold the top of the case down about 21/4". Position a snap set under the flap and sew the halves in place. To finish, stitch through the lining and batting only on the top snap piece so the stitches do not show on the front.