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Topic: felt owl camera case w/ sequins and ribbons!  (Read 1377 times)
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« on: December 27, 2005 08:44:29 PM »

I got a new camera for X-mas, so I just had to make something to carry it in. I was playing around with embroidering an owl on some felt and decided to put it on a camera case. The flash makes it look a little funny... and it's not actually lopsided - that's just from the angle at which the picture was taken. The embroidery isn't actually all wonky like it looks in the picture either...

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« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2005 08:45:54 PM »

adorable, a tutorial would be great:-D
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« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2005 09:31:44 PM »

TUTORIAL:

Well, I didn't take pictures during "construction," but I can describe what I did... it was a really basic project, so even if I don't describe it well, you should be able to figure it out -- it's not lined or anything, and the fabric I used is very forgiving (it doesn't need hemming for edges to look clean).

The felt fabric is actually a fake leather with a felt backing, so it holds its shape well and definitely won't rip. I took the leathery felt and drew an owl shape on the leather side and followed it with the sewing machine. (I'm new to using the sewing machine, so it was sort of tricky...) This way, I could follow a pattern, but it showed up nicely on the other side, the side that I wanted to display. I then attached the owl to the red fabric by sewing random zig-zagging lines across the owl. After that, I sewed the ribbons on with the sewing machine, but then hand-sewed the sequins because I didn't know what I wanted exactly so I wanted a bit more control.

I then took two pieces of the leather/felt and sewed them together with the felt sides facing each other (meaning the owl was hidden at the time of sewing) -- after sewing, the pouch was flipped inside-out so the seams were clean. Make sure to use one leather piece that is longer than the other, the extra length being how long you want the flap to be. I then added "embellishments" with random lines of thread across the flap. The button was sewn on (using a button that matched the thread color) and a button hole was cut in the flap -- if you use the same type of fabric, you will notice that you don't have to hem up the button hole because the fuzziness cleans everything up and the leathery side keeps anything from ripping. I also cut a hole in the top of the case for the camera strap to fit through.

Phew. I hope that's okay! Feel free to ask other questions!

- Paige
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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2005 09:50:52 PM »

Soooo cute!  I love owls. XD
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« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2005 12:06:40 PM »

thanks... must give it a try.. i will let you kno how it goes!
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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2005 01:35:25 PM »

Too Cool!  Very artsy!  I love owls. 
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