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« on: January 04, 2009 05:35:39 PM »

I got a camera for Christmas  Smiley

I am, however, extremely protective and paranoid so I got around to making a case right away.  Wink

First, I went to the nearest dollar store and bought an oven mitt.  I figured the thick material it was made of would be perfect to protect my camera from any falls (or extreme temperatures, now that I think about it, haha)

I cut just enough of it off to fit my camera.  Here is what was left:

Next, I took what I had in oven-mitt material and cut it into a rectangle, keeping one of the sewn-sides of the mitt intact, and hand-sewed the other 3 sides, as shown below.

I roughly measured how much fabric I would need at cut it out.  I LOVED this print... I got it a longg time ago, probably at Wal-Mart.  It feels like canvas, but is (obviously) much cuter Wink hehe

As you can see, I folded it in half, and then sewed along 2 sides to form a bag of sorts.  Next I turned this inside out and shoved my oven-mitt thing inside.  I tucked it the remaining fabric into the mitt to make sure it fit, and then took it back out again and sewed up the edge.

Next, I quickly fashioned a flap to close the pouch I made.  You can see the shape below.

I hand-sewed this onto the back of my case (and did kind of a crappy job.)

Next I cut out some velcro I had a sewed it to each side, first using white thread (which looks reaaally bad, I know and will probably redo in a bit), being careful that they matched up right.

Finally, I added a cute button!
And voila!!

My camera fits, though it's quite snug, and I feel confident I could chuck it across the room and not do any damage.  Hope you all like it!

Any questions, let me know Smiley
Happy New Year!



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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2009 05:41:01 PM »

What a great idea! I never would have thought to use an oven mitt for padding.

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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2009 05:46:48 PM »

Smarty pants! That is an excellent idea!

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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2009 06:29:58 PM »

Ooh, how I wish I had seen this post while trying to cram fleece into a camera bag lining I made a couple of months back! Brilliant idea!

« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2009 07:07:08 PM »

Clever idea and cute outcome - good job!
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2009 07:35:38 PM »

Ooh, how I wish I had seen this post while trying to cram fleece into a camera bag lining I made a couple of months back! Brilliant idea!

LOL! I was doing just this the other day and it turned out just this side of terrible. Sooo...this idea is fantastic! Thank you classyrockchic7 for sharing a tutorial of sorts! I'll be sure to post pictures of the one I try this week! I can't wait! Thank you!!!
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2009 08:42:13 PM »

Just like everyone said you are a brilliant girl for using the oven mitt


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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2009 01:26:59 PM »

Thanks everybody for the positive feedback!!!  And IHeartMstrChief, I can't wait to see it!  Grin

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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2009 03:16:00 PM »

very cute!!  I'm going to make a purse from some quilted fabric so I think I'll do something similar with the scraps.

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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2009 06:14:01 PM »

Awsome. I'll have to make one (as soon as I find the time).  These would make really cute gifts.
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