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« on: January 04, 2005 08:18:46 PM »

Hey everyone,

This is the first project I've posted on craftster. I received a digital camera for xmas (hence my first post w/ pictures) and it needed a cozy to keep it from harm. I could have bought a case for it, but since I'm a DIY kinda gal I decided to make my own.

I had some scraps of polka dot fabric from a skirt I made, and some light blue felt for the inside. The cozy has a simple button/ribbon closure and the button hole on the flap is for the wrist strap on the camera to go through.







Since I only have one camera, I can't take a picture with the camera in the cozy Wink  But you get the idea.

Katherine



Okay...I finally got around to making a camera cozy for my sister and documented the process for all you out there!

*Tutorial*

1. Start with a piece of fabric and felt that are roughly the size of your camera. I "gift-wrapped" my camera in the fabric to find the dimensions. Leave about 1/2" around the edge and bottom for seam allowance.


2. Pin edge and bottom...like so:

(Make sure you pin the "right sides" together).

3. Sew along bottom and side:


4. Flip the felt piece right side out and put into the fabric piece. Make sure the right sides are together. Pin the pieces together leaving the top of the flap open.


5. Sew the pieces together...leave the top of the flap open:


6. Flip the cozy right-side out using the opening at the top of the flap and put the lining inside the fabric:


7. Press the cozy using an iron on a low setting so it is nice and flat:


8. Fold under the top of the flap and add a piece of ribbon for the button closure and sew:


9. Place camera in cozy and determine where the button hole needs to be for the wrist strap to go through. Make button hole.


10. Place camera in cozy again and determine where the button needs to be placed on the outside. Mark spot and hand sew on button.


Now you have your very own camera cozy! Yeah!


Since this is my first tutorial, I thought I'd explain everything so it is easy to follow. Please don't think I'm being patronizing Cheesy. Hope you all enjoy!
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2005 10:05:16 PM »

that is really quite perfect...it's simple, and functional, and totally gorgeous. good job!
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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2005 04:23:46 PM »

i love it! do you think you could make a tutorial? no pressure, cuz i could probably figure it out myself, but it'd be cool to have something to go by.
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2005 09:47:23 PM »

That is a great idea! Much cuter than my plain drabby black one I bought from Best Buy for my camera. Good idea!
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2005 09:53:28 PM »

what a cute idea!  i'm a photographer, and my camera case is so ugly.  this is a great way to integrate two loves--photography and crafting.  thanks for the idea.

 Cheesy Laura
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« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2005 01:43:52 PM »

Thank you for all the great comments! Grin I mostly made it up as I went...but I will try to post a tutorial w/ pic when I make one for my sister!
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2005 06:11:20 PM »

love it! awesome color combo by the way. now i wanna go make a cozy for everything!
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2005 10:53:43 PM »

neat-o!  that's so much more professional looking than my camera cozies Undecided
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2005 10:59:11 PM »

i've knit cozies for everything else i own yet i never thought of making one for my camera... GREAT IDEA!
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2005 10:09:06 AM »

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