IMPORTANT INFO: This is a PDF SEWING PATTERN you download and print at home.
Sew two sizes of well padded patchwork pouches to use for your sunglasses, readers, or prescription eyeglasses.
These zip top pouches have 4 layers of fabric, batting and muslin total (2 on each side) to provide some protection for your glasses. The instructions show you what to do to make it possible to sew this many layers into a zipper pouch.
Instructions include the dimensions to cut the pieces for the patchwork and the layout to sew them together. Dimensions are given in both Imperial and Metric.
These can also be made without the patchwork--simply skip steps 2 - 5 and prepare a piece of fabric for the front the same way the exterior back and lining pieces are made in step 6.
Directions for making a zip pull are not included, but instructions for a fabric zip pull can be found here, or use waxed hemp cord and a bead to make a pull (see this pin for info on how to tie a knot right next to the top of the bead).
Each size will hold glasses up to 5.75" wide x 2" high x 1.5" deep (146mm x 51mm x 38mm).
There are 7-pages of step-by-step text and color image instructions + 2-pages of black and white pattern pieces (including SA - main seams are sewn with a 3/8" SA).
Finished Dimensions (w x h)
Size 1: 6.75" x 3.5" (17cm x 9cm)
Size 2: 3.75" x 6.5" (9.5cm x 16cm)
Supplies (Materials You Provide)
• 7 small fabric scraps for the front
• larger fabric scraps for exterior back & lining
• cotton batting scraps (Warm & Natural cotton batting)
• muslin scraps
• polyester coil zipper: Size 1 - 8"+ (20cm) | Size 2 - 5"+ (13cm)
• 1/4" Wonder Tape - optional, but helpful for installing the zipper
• 1/4" foot w/guide - 1/4" foot can also be used to install zipper
• basic tools/notions - machine, thread, ruler, marking pen, etc.
Sew It & Sell It
Items made using this pattern can be sold in your own online store, local boutiques, craft fairs, etc. Please offer Michelle Patterns design credit in written descriptions.
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