Metal Clasp Eyeglass Case

Categories: Gifts, Fashion Accessories, Bags and Totes

Tucking away a favorite pair of sunglasses just got a little bit more elegant. Choose a colorful print fabric and a coordinating lining print and you are on your way to a one of a kind purse accessory perfect as a gift or perhaps treat yourself. Complete step by step diagrams walk you through the process.

What you need to make this project

Materials
Natural Cotton® Batting
Stiffen Double Sided Fusible Interfacing
Supplies
Fabric Print & Lining - One fat quarter each
Hinged Purse Frame
Thread
Glue
Sewing Machine
Basic Sewing, Cutting, Measuring and Pressing Tools & Supplies

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Natural Cotton® Batting 90″ x 108″

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Instructions

Step One

Trace around one half of the top side of the frame. Continue drawing down from the side of the frame until you have created the size of bag desired. Diagram A
Complete Step by Step illustrated diagrams are contained within the document Metal Clasp Bag
Metal Clasp Bag

Step Two

Add a ¼ inch seam allowance around the top, sides and bottom edges of your pattern. Fold the pattern in half and cut out a full size pattern. Diagram B

Step Three

Use the pattern to cut out two pieces each from the main and lining fabrics. Trim away the seam allowances from the pattern and use it to cut out two each from the interfacing and the batting. Place marks directly on the fabric indicating the ends of the clasp. Diagram C

Step Four

Follow the manufacturer’s directions; fuse the batting to one side of the interfacing, then fuse the opposite side of the interfacing to the backs of the main fabric pieces. Diagram D

Step Five

With right sides together stitch the front and backs together along the sides and bottom edges. Clip curves and corners. Repeat sewing the lining pieces together. Diagram E

Step Six

Tuck the bag lining inside of the bag right sides together. Sew around the top edges, leaving a 2” opening. Diagram F

Step Seven

Turn the bag right side out, tucking the lining inside of the bag. Hand stitch the opening closed. Diagram G

Step Eight

Carefully add glue to the inside edge of one side of the clasp framework then tuck in the top edge of one side of the bag fabric inside the clasp framework. Use something flat such as a small screwdriver to help push the fabric up into the clasp framework firmly. Repeat for the opposite side. Let dry. Diagram H