How to Make Your Own Sunglass Case

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Imagine you bought brand new sunglasses, 

and then you kept them inside your bag which also has a lot of stuff in it. 

Now when you want to flaunt it in front of your friends, it is scratched. It hurts right?

It could be because cleaning the glasses with your shirt or even without micro fibre.

Eyewear has become a need nowadays. Let it be reading glasses, sunglasses, or spectacles.

We spend a large sum of money on glasses. And all of these glasses are quite fragile. It needs some extra protection.

This is where the glasses case comes into action. It prevents your glasses from getting scratched and from breaking.

There are so many sunglasses cases in the market, but they are all very boring. But guess what, you can make your own sunglass case.  

You can give your twist and make it attractive and exciting.

Here are some tips which will help you to make it possible.

Perks of DIY Case

Before going to the process of making it, let’s talk about why you would need to make one?

We all know a glasses case is very important as it protects your precious from getting scratched.

As it is said earlier, the sunglasses case that we get in the market is very dull so you can give your personal touch to your case.

The second thing is, you need very basic things to make one which is easily available around you. You can also use the things which you are thinking to get rid of or want to throw out, so it can also minimize your waste.

Lastly, it is simply fun to do!

DIY Ideas

Making DIY products is fun, but it can be chaotic.

Searching for good and creative DIY ideas?

Well.. your search ends here. 

Soft Folding Case 

You must have seen a sunglasses case in the form of a pouch. This is quite similar to that. 

But the problem with such pouches is, glasses inside them get slipped into your purse and are difficult to find with all other stuff in your bag.

DIY sunglass case

On the other hand, since this has a folding top it does not let your precious glasses slip through it and get scratched.

Step-By-Step Guide


  • Two pieces of fabric(5 inches to 20)
  • One piece of fusible fleece(5 inches to 20)
  • A pair of scissors
  • Thread and needles


Step 1:

Fuse the fusible fleece into one of the fabrics which you want to make the outer face with the help of an iron.

Step 2:

Swe the 5” width of both the clothes.

Step 3:

Cut the other end of the loose end of both the fabric in a round shape.

Step 4:

Fold the cloth in such a way that the fold and the loose end of the cloth should be about 9” apart or you can make the flaps as per your convenience and the size of your glasses.

Step 5:

Sew the border of the cloth leaving behind the opening or mouth of the cloth.

Step 6:

Now cut the extra part of the cloth with the help of sessions

 and then flip it inside out. Lastly, you have to just install a snap or sew a button at your convenience, and you are done.

Tasseled Pouch

Bored of the same simple and plain sunglass case. 

Here is an exciting solution to it. 

As the name says, the tasseled pouch has a cute little tassel attached to it. It adds something novel and gives you a break from the same old plain sunglass case.

Step-By-Step Guide

Step 1:

Follow the same steps as given above to make your sunglasses case.

Step 2:

To make the tassel, take yarn and rotate it around a business card along its width.

Step 3:

Now take an 8-inch section and loop it through all your yarn.

Step 4:

Next cut the yarns on the other end of the card to make a tassel

Step 5:

To keep your tassel in place, take another 8-inch yarn and tie it about half an inch below the bulk of the tassel. 

Step 6:

Now stitch the tassel in the top left edge of your case. And you are done!

Types of DIY sunglass cases

Wristlet Case

Wristlet case is very simple to make and it gives a new look to your case.

The only thing you have to do here is, attach a wristband to your case, you just have to stitch it to your sunglass pouch.

It is very convenient to carry even if you are not carrying a purse or bag.

When you are wearing the glasses, fold the pouch and put it in your pocket and when you want to keep it, just hang the pouch on your wrist.

Step-By-Step Guide

Step 1:

Follow the same as the soft folding case. 

Step 2: 

Now take a small cloth of 4 or 5 inches of width and fold it in half.

Step 3:

Stitch the folded part to make it a strip.

Step 4:

Now stitch both ends of the strip to the edge of the pouch.

And you are done!

Stitched Case

Stitched cases are very simple to make. And the best thing about it is you can use your choice of cloth or fabric and create it in your own way.

Tie Case

The tie case is a unique style of sunglass holder. For this, all you need is an old tie. Are you thinking of disposing of your own tie? Wait! Here’s an idea to give your old tie a makeover.

You just have to cut the bigger triangle of the tie such that your glasses can fit into it. Then stitch the lower part of it. 

After doing that the next step will be to sew a button on the top of the tie which will help you to close the mouth of the tie.

Refer to the step-by-step description for the details.

Material required

  • Necktie
  • Fusible web
  • Hook and loop fastener
  • Glue gun
  • Seam ripper
  • Thread and needle
  • Scissors

Step-By-Step Guide

Step 1:

Place your sunglasses on the tie to determine how to match the length you need to cut and cut out according to the length, from the bottom.

Step 2:

Remove the stitches from the tie using a seam ripper or scissors, and stitch the bottom part of the tie.

Step 4:

Fold the bottom part of the tie to the top and place a fusible web between them and iron it, you can also stitch it instead of the fusible web.

Step 5:

 Lastly place a hook and loop fastener with the help of a glue gun, on the upper triangle of the tie.

And tada! You have a beautiful sunglass case

Zipping Case

The Zip case is also very convenient to carry and very easy to make.

You just have to cut your regular pouch in half and attach a zipper from your old bag and do some adjustment in the bottom, and you are done.

Step-By-Step Guide

Step 1:

Follow the same step as the folding case but do not attach a button to close it.

Step 2:

Take any of your old bag’s zippers and sew it along the sides of the pouch.

And done!

Isn’t it very simple to make, just two steps is what it needs?

Final Words

Those were some ideas for making your DIY sunglass case.

Making DIY products is really fun. It is a nice way to give your same old and boring glasses case a makeover. It may look chaotic but it is quite simple to make. 

Now, what are you waiting for the go-ahead and make your own funky and quirky sunglass case?

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Tessa Reynolds
Meet Tessa Reynolds, who lives in Denver, Colorado. She likes to write about sunglasses, and eye makeup so that she can share her knowledge, and help all the people who need something for their eyes. When she is not writing, you can find her skiing in the mountains of Colorado.