13 Mar

Sewing Improv and a Case for Sunglasses

For someone who is an inexperienced sewer I seem to make many sewing projects without a pattern. I’ve done this in the past to make a laptop case for Boris, bedroom curtains, and pillow slip covers. They’ve all turned out okay, so I keep diving in with my patternless improv.

I’ve been wanting to make a proper case for my sunglasses, which came with a crappy slip bag that has slowly come apart over time. I did not photograph any of the work in progress of this project, so you can only see the end results. I used a piece of scrap padded foam left over from Boris’ laptop case project, and chose a grey and white fabric square recently purchased from A Spool of Thread.

Sunglasses case

I measured, cut, sewed, and voilà, the glasses have a very simple case to protect them while bumping around in the bottom of my bag.

I should really put more time into learning more advanced sewing techniques.

3 comments

  1. I admire your fearlessness in sewing without patterns. I do the same thing, and mostly things work out fine, though sometimes a bit on the small side since I never seem to allow enough extra for trimming and seam allowances. And I love those pillows you made back in August 2013. That yellow fabric makes me want to leap onto the Seabus to make a pilgrimage to Dressew, but I’m trying not to buy fabric at the moment. I’m a bit sad today because as soon as I got to North Vancouver yesterday I tried to sign up for your paper-cutting workshop at Opus on Thursday, but it’s full (of course). If I’d known for sure I would be here this week I would have signed up long ago. Oh well. I’ll hope to get into the next one.

  2. I think I am more intimidated by the thought of using a pattern, even though it would make it easier and I’d learn more.

    The classes at Opus tend to fill up quickly because space is limited. You may want to try and sneak in anyway because people often drop out at the last minute.

  3. Thanks for your subversive suggestion that I sneak into your workshop, but in the meantime I’ve committed myself to helping out family members who need a ride to the airport at about the time the workshop begins. I shall follow through on that commitment and hope for another chance to take your paper cutting workshop. I hope you all have a great time.

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