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Quilted Pocket Camera Cover Tutorial

Hi everyone!  I shared this tutorial for a quilted pocket camera cover over at Lines Across for the Craft Stash Bash and I wanted to post it on my blog as well in case you missed it!

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I was so happy when Rachel from Lines Across invited me to be a part of her Craft Stash Bash!  I love visiting her blog, so having this opportunity to guest post feels like a huge honor.

Today I am sharing a tutorial for making a quilted cover for a pocket sized camera.  I have a little point and shoot camera that I like to keep in my purse so I can take quality pictures and HD video anytime or place.

This little camera cover is exactly what I needed to help protect my camera.







Materials needed to make a quilted camera cover:
  • Fabric scraps (amount needed will depend on the size of your camera, I used some already pieced fabric left over from another project.)
  • Felt, fleece or leftover batting
  • Elastic cording
  • Button
  • sewing ruler with bias markings or a cutting mat with bias markings
  • Basic sewing supplies (Thread, needle, scissors, fabric marker, fray check, sewing machine)
Instructions:

Step one:  Determine the length and width needed for your camera cover and cut the fabric.

For the length, measure the length of your camera and multiply by 3.25.  Then, add 1/2 inch for seam allowances.   (This is just a guesstimate, if it is too long you can trim it up later.)

For the width, you need width of the camera plus depth times 2. Then add another 1/2 inch for seam allowances.

With these measurements, cut 2 pieces from regular fabric.  One for the outside and one for the inside.  From your leftover felt, batting or fleece, cut one more piece for the middle.


Step 2:  Quilt and assemble the camera cover.

Lay out the top piece right side down, and place the middle piece on top:


Pin the fabric securely in place.


With the ruler and disappearing ink marker, line up the ruler using the 45 degree bias markings and mark straight lines 1.5 inches apart. Then flip the fabric over and mark lines going the other direction.



Sew straight stitches along the lines you drew.



Lay the inside piece of fabric, wrong side down, on top of the quilted piece, batting side facing down.  Sew along the edges with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.


Trim the seam allowances to about 1/8 inch and trim the corner pieced on a diagonal,  (This helps with turning the points at the bottom of the case.)


Flip the case right side out.


 Press the edges flat.


Step 3.  Sewing the case pocket and flap.

Using the camera, adjust the fabric until you are happy with the placement of the pocket and flap.  Then pin the pocket into place.


Tuck in the raw edges of the flap and pin.  If your flap is too long, just trim to the size that works for you.


Cut a few inches of the elastic cord and tuck it into the folded flap.  Secure the cord in place with a pin.


Stitch right along the edges and back stitch where indicated.


Step 4:  Add the button.

Fold the flap closed and use the cord as a guide to place the button.


Sew on the button and you are done!  Isn't it cute?


I have made a few of these. They also work great for sunglasses, ipods, Nintendo DS's, Kindles...  Any object that could use a protective cover!



  Thanks again Rachel, for allowing me to contribute a project to you Craft Stash Series!


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45 comments:

  1. This came out beautifully! I love the colors you chose. I would love for you to link up to Snips & Spice Sunday Slice this week.

    Malory
    http://snips-and-spice.blogspot.com/2012/06/sunday-slice-its-party-2.html

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  2. These are so adorable and functional!! :) :) xo Holly

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  3. This turned out so cute! Plus I loooove anything quilted :) I'd love if you could link this up to my link party!

    Kathryn
    destinationcraft.blogspot.com

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  4. So, so cute. What a great way to protect your camera in style! I just found you at Keeping It Simple party. I'm now a follower. Would love to have you stop by when you have a minute. Thanks for sharing ~ Judy

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  5. Pinned it! I need to make one of these, plus it's a great way to use up fleece scraps!
    americansewingguild.blogspot.com

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  6. What a beautiful project! I love the fabric and the tutorial is awesome! I pinned it for reference. Megan

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  7. I love how this came out! Beautiful fabric too!

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  8. Hi Jamie,
    I love that project so much !!! Tanks a lot about such a clear tutorial. I also have a red camera and I'm going do that with a similar fabric. So cute :)!!
    I'll be glad if you visit my recently blog. Thanks again.

    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

    A friendly hug from Lisboa-Portugal
    Ana Lopes

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  9. This is so cute! I love, love the fabrics!

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  10. Adorable! Great mix of fabrics and I love the floral button.

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  11. Great tutorial. This is so cute. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/06/natural-hair-gel-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

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  12. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - - you were featured today!!
    Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  13. Thanks for sharing your super tutorial! It's easy to follow and will result in a successful finished project!

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  14. this is SO VERY CUTE... I wish I could sew well... it just makes me mad when I try.

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  15. Thanks for sharing!
    This tutorial is great!

    Monique

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  16. How lovely it looks. I found it via the It's a Keeper link up. I have linked in a beef dish.
    Have a lovely day.

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  17. Your camera covers are simply gorgeous...what a bonus to get the tutorial!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Round Up party is open

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  18. Very cute, great idea, thanks for sharing.

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  19. Wow this is adorable! What a cute (and practical!) idea! I love what you did!

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  20. Great tutorial. Thanks so much.

    I can see using this basic idea for other things too like sunglasses.

    Love it!

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  21. Great tutorial! Thank you for linking to my party!

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  22. Great tutorial

    I would love you to add this to my crafty linky party !!

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  23. Great tutorial

    I would love you to add this to my crafty linky party !!

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  24. This is too cute! Great tutorial! Would love for you to share at the Pomp Party!

    http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/06/pomp-party-24.html

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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  25. LOVE the tutorial! Love the fabric! It's really great! My camera would sooo love a stylish home like that one :)

    Thank you so very much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream to Reality! :)

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  26. That is adorable! I totally want one! I would use it for my I phone :o)
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  27. I really need one too! Its so cute - thank you so much for the tutorial. Wouldn't a lap top look good in a giant one too..... hmmmm - I could try that.

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  28. Oh this turned out so cute! I'm constantly forgetting to put my camera back in it's case- maybe if it were cuter I'd be more likely to keep up with it. :) It's just plain black. I might just need to make this sometime this week. :)

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  29. I featured your beautiful project today! Come and have a look!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  30. This is SO cute! I am visiting from the Tater tots and Jello link up and thought I would stop by and say hi. I am a new follower! Hope you will stop by http://www.garagesalesrus.blogspot.com/ and do the same.

    Robin

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  32. So cute!! Great tutorial. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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  33. Featured your adorable case tonight. Awesome tutorial. Thank you for sharing with air your laundry Friday, Jamie! xo Jami

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  34. woah so cool! I need a pretty camera case for mine. I think this might be the one!

    I blog over at http://makingthingsbeautifulagain.blogspot.co.uk/ (crafty)

    Thanks!

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  35. I really like your tutorial. A excellent work and very helpful. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Oi Jamie, meu nome é Gélia, acabei de Chegar nenhum blog Seu e ESTOU Amando, sou do Brasil, Vou tentar Fazer UMA bolsa Igual uma SUA Vou postar e não Meu blog de ​​si Puder me Visitar sera um Prazer.
    meu blog é http://euquefizouquaseisso.blogspot.com.br/


    bjs Gélia Carvalho

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  38. Thanks for sharing this great tutorial! I will be making 3 of these as gifts this year!

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  39. Hi, great tutorial! Thank you for sharing!
    Hugs, Emanuela

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  40. I love this! Great tutorial! I shared it this week at my Thanksgiving 30 Days of Gifts.
    Marti

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