Thursday, 27 October 2011

A New Camera Case

It makes me laugh that hubby is now beginning to take my sewing for granted. (After all, it was only March this year that I got my sewing machine out and started to use it regularly!) He has such faith in my ability that he keeps on suggesting things for me to make.

When we recently purchased a wee point and click camera he immediately asked if I could make a case for it. Here's what I came up with:

It was loosely based on this tutorial, but I took quite a few liberties.

The outer fabric has stiff interfacing. The inner fabric is machine quilted with two (thinnish) layers of batting. I was going to use press studs for closure, but changed my mind at the last moment so had to hand sew the velcro after the whole thing was sewn together... not a good idea!

The bit that I like the best (apart from the reindeer) is the pocket that I added to the back, just big enough to carry extra batteries and a memory card. The pocket was made by adapting this tutorial (thanks Fay for pointing me in the right direction)

The case was a bit fiddly to sew in places but all in all it came together well. Hubby is really pleased with the result and when offered the case for our old camera instead, he refused it saying that it wasn't as cool!- Its so good to be appreciated!

I will announce the winner for my giveaway tomorrow.  So I will keep it open for a little bit longer than originally stated. Good luck everybody.

15 comments:

  1. It is cool! Love the little pocket.

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  2. That's really cute! I've handsewn velcro too - ouch, it's a nightmare :) Love the fabric choices too :D

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  3. Love the case - and those reindeers are popping up all over the place now!! :)

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  4. That is great. I love how you make such pratical stuff. Gotta love a man that appreciates craft!!

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  5. Lovely camera case and one of a kind! Looks great!

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  6. So cool!!! That little reindeer is gorgeous. You have done an amazing job. :)

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  7. Love the tweed? fabric... its a great idea... and bonus that your hubby appreciates your sewing so much! Also, I feel for you... handsewing velcro is just about as painful as unpicking jersey knit :)

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  8. A great looking and practical camera case, that will obviously be well used and loved.

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  9. love it! so cute and practical :)

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  10. It's fantastic - go you xxx

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  11. Clever you! It's gorgeous and so much nicer than the ones you can buy!

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  12. It's a great little case...well done : )

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