I’m so excited to be a part of The Spoonflower Quick-Sew Project Book’s launch and to share one of the projects in the book- a super cute Sunglasses Case you can sew up, and customize yourself, with only a couple of Spoonflower swatches! How cool is that!

The book is full of 34 really cute and easy to sew projects, that use anything from a scrap or swatch of fabric up to yardage.
I really like the variation of projects in the book, including everything from making your own bias tape and piping, to pillows, wallhangings, an advent calendar, potholders, fleece mittens, cute kids patterns, and sew much more! And perfect timing to start your holiday sewing, (yep I went there), it’s coming up fast!
And as an added bonus, a lot of the projects use just small pieces, so you can use up some of the precious bits that you can’t bear to throw away/recycle, and I love that.

I know I’m really excited to sew up some of the dog bandannas in Halloween print for our two pups!

The book is written by fellow Spoonflower designer, Anda Corrie, who has been a designer on the site since the beginning.
If you’re looking for a unique gift for a sewist friend, or yourself, wink!, nab a copy or two and get sewing!

One of the projects in the book is for this cute sunglasses case, and, you can find the full free tutorial on the Spoonflower site right here!

It sews up quickly, and is super customizable with fabrics and embellishments to suit your style. The possibilities are endless!

If you know me, I’m all about more is more, baby! Bling it up with sparkley gems, pretty charms, and handmade tassels.

To customize my pouch, first I designed some fabrics to work with the pattern.

I used this design for the outside, Sunnies Pouch, which fits to an 8″x8″ swatch, and I had it printed on Spoonflower’s gorgeous Celosia Velvet™.
(And now I want to sew all the things in velvet, seriously beautiful stuff!)

And for the lining I created a matching design to go with, Sunshiney Scatter, and had it printed on Kona Cotton.

I followed the pattern almost to a “t”, I just customized the zipper tabs and used some metallic print fabric scraps I had from a past quilty project, instead of the recommended bias tape.

Once I was done sewing, I grabbed my trusty Aleene’s Glitter & Gem glue– this stuff is my go-to adhesive and seriously holds those stones on like nobody’s business- and attached some Swarovski gemstones, for some extra added bling.

Then, I made a coordinating tassel to attach to the zipper pull- yep I made it!
You can find the how-to’s right here, they’re not difficult to make at all and you can use up bits and bobs of threads from your stash.

Top it off with a couple of cute charms, and done!
(I found the tassel caps and charms at Michaels.)

I betcha can’t make just one!

But wait! To top off all the fun, Spoonflower has generously offered a special discount just for you as a reader and visitor to my blog!
Use Promo code: QuickSewCynthia10 to get 10% off one order of your choice of any Spoonflower fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap!
The offer expires December 31, 2018, so nab your deal while you can!

Quick Links:
Book: Spoonflower’s Quick Sew Project Book


Sunglasses Case Tutorial

Fabric I used:
Sunnies Pouch
Sunshiney Scatter

Tassel tutorial

My Spoonflower Shop

Happy sewing!

With much love and gratitude as always!