Wednesday, February 22, 2012

What can you make with a jelly roll? Project four. Eyeglass case.

Continuing my "What can you make with a jelly roll?" series, today I bring you: an eyeglasses case!
For this project you'll need to choose four strips from your jelly roll. Again I'm using Reunion Jelly Roll Sweetwater for Moda, still working with the same roll... project number four and still more to go! There really is a lot of fabric in one jelly roll. It's pretty amazing, really.

Basically you're going to sew your strips together, in whichever way you choose, to make an 8" x 8" square. Make two of these, one for the outside, one for the lining. You'll also need an 8" x 8" piece of fusible web for the outer case.

For my flap I sewed two 6" strips together, sewed along the sides and the bottom, then went back and sewed diagonally across the corners to get that shape. Turn right side out and iron.

Using two pieces of another strip, each approximately 4 1/2", sew those two strips right sides together at the sides and one end, again I went back and sewed the end into a point. turn right side out.

Place the 4 1/2" point centered on top of the flap and stitch about 1/8 - 1/4" from the sides of the point, this will both finish the point so it looks nice and attach it to the flap at the same time.

Take your 8" x 8" outer bag and fold it in half right sides together. Sew along the two sides. Do the same with your lining.

With your outer case right side out and your lining wrong side out, create a 1/4" cuff on both.

Drop your lining bag into the outer case, wrong sides together. Pin around the front. Slip your flap in between the lining and outer bag and pin in place. Stitch about an 1/8" from the top. Attach your velcro pieces (I used iron-on velcro because I couldn't find my stitch in place velcro).

Here you have your eyeglasses case and leftover strips.
I'm going to continue to work with Reunion for this series, but remember you can find a bunch of different jelly rolls here.

Other projects in this series can be found here.


Dawnll said...

Wow you are still going strong aren't you? Beautiful fabrics and fun project

admin said...

Thanks. I really liked this one, it came out great.