I was surfing the web a couple weeks back when I discovered this cute Girl's Emergency Clutch tutorial on Tidy Mom by eighteen25. The emergency clutch was made out of a potholder which put my creative gears in motion. I started envisioning other things that could be made with potholders.
After a little brainstorming, I thought up the idea of an eyeglass case. Oh, I thought I was so clever, it was a great idea. . . then I did a Google search. Turns out my idea has been done a thousand times and then some. Don't you just hate when that happens?
Well, I decided to do a tutorial anyways because it just so happened I was in need of a sunglass case. Maybe you need a new case too or just want to make something. Here goes.
One basic pot holder
Hand sewing needle
Embellishments - contrasting fabric, no sew adhesive, paint, buttons, etc (all optional)
Start with a basic potholder like the one above. You don't need one with a pocket.
Embellish. I made some fabric appliques to add to the potholder. I just used a no sew adhesive to add the fabric houses. You could also do freezer paper stencils or embroider a monogram on the top. This is where you can really tailor the project to your own style.
Fold potholder in half and match up edges. Sew both sides together with a running stitch (refer to yellow lines). I used embroidery floss to sew up the case because the fabric is so thick. Knot ends, trim, and you're done.