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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Make a simple camera case in 5 easy steps and 15 mins!





You can make a cute camera case like this in 5 easy steps and just 15 mins!
Simple!

The following measurements fit a simple small camera, measuring approx 9.5cm x 6cm x 2.5cm
One that fits in the palm of your hand:




First choose 2 materials you want  - one for the outer fabric, and one for the lining. You will also need a 5cm strip of sew-in velcro. Are you ready?

Step 1.

Cut 1 piece of each fabric 30cm x 10cm


Step 2.

Pin your velcro pieces.
One on the inner fabric, centrally placed and 1cm from the top.
One on the outer fabric, centrally placed and 3cm from the top.
Then fold the inner fabric right sides together so the folded part is 11cm long.
Pin the sides and stitch where you have pinned.

Step 3.

Fold the outer fabric right sides together
(with the velcro on the folded part) -
so it's the same size as your inner.  Pin and stitch.


Step 4.

Turn the outer fabric right sides out, then insert the inner piece inside.


Step 5.
Fold the edges of the inner and outer fabric inwards, and pin together all around, then top stitch as close to the edge as you can.
The corners can be folded like this:



And there you have a cute little camera case:



Hope you found that tutorial easy to follow!

I had to make a 'his' and 'hers' version, for when my husband takes the camera out!

What do you think?

For the downloadable PDF version of this tutorial, click here.



I'll be linking this tutorial to many of the fabulous parties whose pretty buttons can be found on the bottom of my blog - direct links are also on my linky party page!


21 comments:

  1. Love it! I mean, love them - the his and hers are a totally cool couple!

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  2. Cute post! Love them! You got a great space here! Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  3. You make sure adorable things! I am a wee bit jealous of your creativity. :) Thanks for stopping by from Follow Me Chickadee!

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  4. Great idea. The case is so cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  5. Very cute case! My daughter is begging for a new camera for her birthday ~ I may have to let her try making one of these....if she gets one! ;)
    Thanks for linking up with us today!
    ~Jill @ Sweet Diva
    http://sweetdivamj.com

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  6. I'm following you back from the hop!! Thanks so much for stopping by! CUTE site! ;)

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  7. Wonderful! I'm starting to make this wonderful stuff for my wife.

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  8. Very cute! Found you at the Six in the Nest blog hop - congrats on being featured! Would love a follow back.
    www.happeningsoftheharperhousehold.net

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  9. That is so genius!! I love how you make your tutorial : very clear and easy to follow.
    New follower from the hop!!
    Have a great day

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  10. stopping by to say "hello"! Love what you do :)

    Elisa
    babystepswithh2oathome.blogspot.com

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  11. Very nice work! I really admire people who are so creative. I enjoyed reading your Top Ten blog tips. I learned a few new things and have some things I need to work on. Thank you for the tips.

    Following along...

    www.suitcasesandsippycups.com

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  12. very cute :)

    new follower stopping in from the alexa hop---thanks for stopping by :)
    Have a great week

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  13. Cute little camera case! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-simple-camera-case/2011/06/15/

    --Anne

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  14. Shut up! Just last night I was googling " easy to sew camera case ". No lie. And here you are to save the day!

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  15. Great tutorial and very easy to follow Jill, thank you. xo

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  16. Very cute!
    Thanks for linking up to Bacon Time Party Mindie Style, hope to see you link up every weekend!

    I would love for you to grab the party button for your nice collection!

    Thanks again!

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    Thank you :)

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  19. Great idea! This could even work for a cell phone pouch if the measurements were adjusted to fit the phone, and a belt loop added to the back and/or a strap added to the top. I might have to make one for my phone...

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    1. What a good idea to add a belt loop at the back! Happy sewing!

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  20. So useful tutorial! I will try to make this camera case)

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