It’s time again to start on our holiday sewing for this year. Today I will show you a new pattern for a camera case, and talk about some additional patterns with downloads for even more quick gifts. These are all free patterns, and will remain on the blog for you to enjoy. Plus, I am joining a fun blog hop for you to see all kinds of great ideas for your Christmas In July sewing and quilting. There are giveaways too, so lots to do today!
So, we’ll begin with the larger case. I begin by carefully measuring the size of the larger camera in width and height directions, taking care to include the amount needed for the depth. My camera measured out at about 7×8 (going halfway down the sides in both directions to allow for depth). I made a couple of cases, and found that cutting the fabric 10 x 18 inches works well, allowing a bit of ease to get the camera in and out of the bag.
For this size camera, cut fabric for outside, lining and batting to 10 x 18 inches. Go a bit larger if your camera is bigger than mine.
Layer right sides together of the outside fabric and the lining fabric, and add batting layer. Sew all three layers together, leaving an opening for turning.
Clip corners, turn and press.
Topstitch around the entire sandwich, closing the opening.
Place velcro on each short end, placing one on the outside and one on the lining. I like to put the loop side on the inside.
Topstitch the velcro in place.
Turn up the bottom with the velcro on the outside 6 inches.
Stitch the sides.
Turn the bag inside out, and box the corners one inch.
Turn right side out. The camera sits inside nicely…
and the handle will come out the sides at the top for carrying.
For my little camera, the pattern is essentially the same , just smaller and the corners don’t need to be boxed. I measure the camera in the same way, allowing for the depth. The instructions will fit a camera about this size, make adjustments if yours is a bit bigger.
Cut fabrics and batting to 10 x 6-inches. Layer right sides together of the outside fabric and the lining fabric, and add batting layer. Sew all three layers together, leaving an opening for turning. Clip corners, turn and press. Topstitch around the entire sandwich, closing the opening.
Place velcro as shown in the larger case and topstitch. Turn up about 1/3 of the sandwich from the bottom, place your camera on top to check the fit and adjust as needed. Sew the sides.
All done, again the camera fits nicely…
with the handle extending from the case for carrying.
Making cases from the same fabric gets a nice matched set, fun for gifts.
Leave a comment on my blog with your sewing plans, whether for Christmas or not, to be entered in my giveaway drawing! One winner will receive this great prize, a set of Christmas theme fat quarters with a Christmas theme quilting novel! The winner will be drawn and emailed on Sunday, July 29, to give everyone a chance to enter. Oh, and one more thing, all my giveaways are open to international entries! The postage really isn’t that bad, and I never want to exclude anyone.
PS, I have decided to sell some of my quilts and quilted projects. I’ve also reduced the prices on many items still there that haven’t sold. In addition, more fabrics have been added. See my Etsy Store Craftnut’s Studio to see if there is something you might like.
Sarah at Confessions of A Fabric Addict is hosting her 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop again this year, and she is doing a quilt along too. See these bloggers over the next days for more ideas!
Thursday, July 19th
Christina @ Christina’s Handicrafts
Sherry @ Books, Hooks, Sticks, etc.
Danice @ Homespun Hannah
Friday, July 20th
Kristi @ Confessions of A Fabric Addict
Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts
Have you started your holiday sewing? Do you have plans to sew for the holidays? What are you working on now?
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