Make it: Felt Camera Case

This year I was trying to make quite a few presents in an effort to be more crafty!

So I thought I would tell you how I made this camera case, I know its a bit late for Christmas but it would make a great gift any time of the year.  It is just like the ones I have seen in the shops this year, so that if anyone you know is a camera buff, you can make one too!  If you do, we would love to see them, so please send us a picture and we can get it up on the blog!

So, to start with, I blanket stitched two strips of felt together (around A4 in length) to make the main part of the case.  I then fabric glued a different colour strip of felt onto the back to make it stiffer, so that it protects the camera.  I cut out the circle and rectangle shapes and chose some buttons and then got to work on sewing around the circles and then stitching the button through to make the lens and stitching around the rectangle to make the window.  Then to sew on the buttons for the top button and flash button.  Nearly there!!

I cut out two strips of the spotty felt, around the length of the camera and cut one end into a curve, so that when I sewed the edges - with the blanket stitch again - I had a curve to follow.  This then leaves a little of the felt to make into a flap to keep everything in the case, so I stitched a piece of velcro onto the flap and it was done!

It looks as good as the shop bought ones and slightly more bespoke due to the colours used that my friend would like. I got a message on Christmas Day that she loved it and it was better than the ones in the shop!  I think its a job well done.

dont forget to let us know if you make one too!

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