DIY Gifts Video – Step-by-step camera case sewing project

Over the past month I’ve been busier than an elf in Santas workshop – yes, I’ve been DIYing lots of festive projects ready to share with you on the blog this December. And what better way to kick off the month than with a simple gift project – a felt camera case.felt-camera-case-sewing-project-easy-diy-tutorialThis easy-sew project lets you create a custom-made case for your specific camera, with no difficult measuring or pattern-making. In fact, it couldn’t be easier – you simply lie the camera on the piece of felt, pin the pouch in place and stitch it up!diy-video-project-easy-sew-sewing-felt-camera-case-gift-present-youtube-14I use straight stitch throughout the project so this can easily be done by hand or on a sewing machine. The fastening is sticky-backed velcro dots so no need to make a difficult button-hole, and the button I stitch onto the front flap is purely decorative, so you could even give this step a miss if you want to make the project even easier.diy-video-project-easy-sew-sewing-felt-camera-case-gift-present-youtube-1-2All you need to make this quick and easy project is a piece of felt, pins, a needle and thread (or sewing machine), a button, velcro dots, a ruler and scissors. All the instructions are on the video so have a watch and pause (or rewind) the tutorial whenever you need to. And once you’ve got the basics, you can easily adapt this case to fit other things too; ipads, make-up, mobile phones and so on.diy-video-project-easy-sew-sewing-felt-camera-case-gift-present-youtube-2

The camera case makes a great Christmas gift for photographers, bloggers and anyone who has a camera, for that matte. It’s sometimes difficult to find cases for smaller cameras (and they can often cost nearly as much as the camera itself to get the right one) but they still need protecting just as much as big cameras do! The soft felt will stop the camera from getting scratched when you throw it into your bag on a sightseeing trip.diy-video-project-easy-sew-sewing-felt-camera-case-gift-present-youtube-4And if you’re treating a member of your family to a new camera for Christmas, why not pre-make a matching camera case to go with it? You can customise the colour, decoration and size so that it’s a perfect for the camera AND for person you’re giving it to.

Here’s the step-by-step video:

Let me know if you have a go at making your own custom-made camera case this Christmas and please do tell me if you have any other ideas for thrifty homemade gifts by leaving me a comment below.

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Cassie is a freelance writer with a Masters degree in lifestyle promotion studies. She loves to 'get the look for less' so regularly shares thrifty fashion posts, DIY interior design ideas and low-cost recipes on her blog.

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