It's a frustration when you wear glasses that you can't buy cute sunglasses off the rack. You can get prescription ones, but when you have super strong prescriptions, changing between glasses isn't that simple. It's difficult to adjust and usually just easier to do without. However, sun glare is still a problem.
Wanting to spare my eyesight, but unwilling to wear those wrap around glasses as seen on TV, I found some updated clip ons. These work pretty well, but are pretty fragile. You have to keep them in a case when you aren't wearing them or risk them snapping in two (I know this from experience).
This brand comes with a plastic case attached to cardboard. The plastic is like a magnet for dust, hair and anything else that happens to be hanging around in my purse - not pretty. I thought it would be nice to make a cover for the cover.
I removed the cardboard, measured the case and cut a piece of laminated cotton a little longer and wider than I thought I needed.
Folding a bit of the fabric to cover the inside of the flap, I marked and cut out a small circle to accommodate the snap.
I then wrapped the fabric up to cover the front of the case and forced the snap through.
I had to trim a bit of the fabric to make it line up with the edge of the case. Then I used a pen to make a mark on the inside of the fabric where the front case ended.
I then removed the fabric from the case and folded it, right sides together, matching the edge of the fabric to the pen mark.
I sewed a narrow seam on both sides, creating a pocket that will cover the bottom of the case.
Unrolling the fabric from the case, but leaving the snap in place, I traced on the wrong side to mark the curve of the flap.
I then removed the case, folded the fabric back on itself at the line, and sewed along the curve.
I wanted the bottom to be a bit wider, so I boxed the corners by lining up the seam with the folded bottom edge and sewing across the tip. I did this on both sides.
Turning the fabric right sides out, I had the basic case cover. Now all I needed to do was to insert the plastic case.
I slipped the flap in first and adjusted the fabric around the snap.
Then I folded the case back until I was able to insert it into the cover bottom.
Voila! A cute cover for my clip on sunglasses.