Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Easy camera/cell phone/iPod pouch


In light of recent camera tragedies, I thought it would be a good idea if I made some sort of little case for my camera.  I came up with these last night.


They were really fast, so I made a few.  They're the perfect size for a cell phone or iPod as well. 


It was really easy to do.  Here's how:


You'll need:

15 x 5 strip of fabric for the lining
15 x 5 strip of fabric for the outside
15 x 5 piece of fusible batting or fusible fleece

Start by ironing the batting to the lining fabric.



Pin lining fabric and outer fabric, right sides together.

Sew, leaving an opening big enough for turning on one of the short sides.  Don't forget to backstitch!


Clip corners, being careful not cut any stitches and turn rightside out.  I like to use a knitting needle.  Don't use anything too pointy or sharp, as it'll go through the fabric.




Press, being sure to fold in the opening.


Topstitch the side with the opening, being sure to sew it shut.


Fold, lining side in, to the size you want your finished pouch.  Pin and topstitch around remaining sides, starting at a bottom corner and sewing your way around.


That's it!  A pretty little case to protect your camera, phone, iPod...whatever. 



I may eventually add a snap or a piece of Velcro to close it, but for now, folding the flap over works just fine to toss in my bag and go. 

58 comments:

  1. Thank you for the tutorial - I love your blog!

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  2. these are great! they seem like they come together pretty quick..i ♥ that!
    thanks for sharing your tutorial.

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  3. very cute and looks so easy. My poor phone could use one too :)

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    1. Right my phone and ipod could use these

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    3. haha the anonymous was me!!!!! I did not know what I was doinging!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Very cute! If I ever get a sewing machine, I'm going to come over here & do all of your tutorials :D

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  5. These are perfect. Great idea, and your fabric is great. Thanks for the tutorial. Vivian :^)

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  6. I have a little pouchy thingie for my camera too. Love that it just tosses into my purse so easily when I go.

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal
    (but mine is not cute like yours)

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  7. ok, those are super cute!!! I am not very good at sewing so I don't think mine would even come close to looking that good:-)

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  8. Very cute! I am going to make myself a few of these!

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  9. You always pick the cutest fabric combinations!

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  10. You are by far the cooliest person I know!

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  11. I love this... so much I linked up to it for my Five Favorites Friday post. I hope you don't mind.

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  12. Lovely blog and you're so crafty!
    Happy FF!
    I'm now following you!
    Lpease come visit me!
    Have a great Friday!:)

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  13. Oooo fab blog!! Lovely things you have made. I'm here from Friday follow, have a great weekend x

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  14. First I linked up... now I'm a follower.. How is it I read you blog all the time and never followed? Happy Friday Follow!

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  15. Love them!! Following from Friday Follow! Hope you will do the same. :)

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  16. Wow what a great blog and products! I am so glad I found you through Friday Follow....now a follower. I would love to feature you on my review/giveaway blog, http://otherhoodllc.blogspot.com...if you are interested stop by!

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  17. Very nice, I love it! Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

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  18. Awesome! I've been looking for a cute way to protect my point and shoot! Perfect :)

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  19. I'm so excited about this, I'm gong to make some right away for my camera and iPhone, thanks! By the way I spotted your blog via Tatertos and Jello, thought you might like to know.

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  20. Sewing is not my strength, but I'm working on it, saw this tutorial and thought, "Hmm, straight lines and an iron, I think I can do that!" And I did! I was so proud of myself had to run show my husband and daughter. They were duly impresses. Thanks for the tutorial, and I adore your blog!

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  21. I love the floral fabric you paired with the orange polka dots- do you know the pattern name?

    Thanks!
    Jackie

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  22. Jackie...it's Stonehill Collections Zest Cotton Fabric Paisley Floral.

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  23. I love this! Thanks for sharing and your fabric choices are darling.

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  24. Those are so cute! Cheryl, you are my sewing hero!

    Thanks so much for linking up to my party. I really appreciate it!

    XOOX
    Jen

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  25. I made one of these the other day! Thanks so much. If you want to check it out here you go...
    http://makeitmyown.blogspot.com/2010/03/i-pod-case-tutorial-i-tried.html
    And just so you know. I think I love red and white polka dots *almost* as much as you!

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  26. i made one of these tonight...

    http://sewfunblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/camera-cozy-revisitedbetter-than-ever.html
    (gave you some linky ♥!)

    it was so fast & fun to make, thanks again for sharing this one!
    xo

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  27. These are beautiful and look so easy to do. Thanks so much for the tutorial - I love the fabrics that you chose.

    I've tried crocheting cell phone holders, but those little buggers take SO much longer to make!

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  28. Okay, this is absolutely fabulous! I have a case for my iPod Touch, but it's been missing several weeks...I hate carrying the touchscreen without some kind of padding. I am sitting down to make this right now - thanks!

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  29. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I have been learning to sew over the last couple weeks, and I have had SO much fun working on these. Not to mention, my ipod and camera were in desperate need of covers (cute ones, preferably).

    I've learned so much just from reading your blog!

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  30. I am new to your site. I am not really a crafter. I always love to look at what other people are making. I saw how cute and perfect your cell phone carriers are for the purse. I WANT 2. Are you selling them? I looked on your etsy shop and couldnt find them. How much? Will you make me 2? I LOVE THEM!!!

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  31. You can email me at ricky@tamboink.com.

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  32. Great Tutorial!

    So great that its being featured as part of my Sew a long called Sew IT..it part of 3 that i choose and participants get to vote for what they would like to sew :)

    Check it out here
    http://sewchicandunique.com/2010/05/what-are-we-going-to-sew-this-week/

    Dont forget to grab the "i've been featured button"

    Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

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  33. love stonehill collection!

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  34. Just looking for a cellphone case tutorial that had a flap! Fabulous!!! Gunna work on this today <3

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  35. I wanted to let you know that I made a camera case tonight using your tutorial. It's not nearly as pretty as your's, but I'm pretty proud! Thanks!

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  36. Love them! Made a couple tonight - thanks for sharing!

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  37. i like your tutorial. :) i made something like this a while back. i like to just start sewing and see what my subconscious and machine come up with... :)

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  38. great tutorial, thanks for sharing. I have added it to me 'Christmas Gifts to Sew' round up post, I just wanted to let you know.
    Jo
    http://jojoebi.blogspot.com/2010/10/lots-of-gifts-to-sew.html

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  39. This is wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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  40. I made one today when I saw this on SewMamaSew. It was easy to make so I can say I finally made something right! :D
    Yours look awesome!

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  41. These are perfect! I will be making them today for myself and my mother-in-law for our new phones. Thank you for sharing! (found you from a link on Tipnut)
    Blessings!

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  42. Great beginning project for my high school sewing class. Thanks!

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  43. Referenced this AWESOME tutorial on my blog today:
    http://cleanmama.blogspot.com/2011/04/tutorial-love.html
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. I just found this tutorial---wonderful---I really like the way you finished the edges so that the lining shows just a little bit on the outside. It's so clean and tailored looking. I made it for my I-touch but it was way too big. I shortened the width to 4 1/2 and the length to 13 1/2. An I-phone would probably fit in it. I love, love it. I'm using the first pouch for pencils and pens in my purse. Now I have a little purse ensemble----fun.

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  45. I'm going to make this thanks for the tutorial I'll reference you on my blog...

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  46. This looks great!

    Anyone have any suggestions for alternatives to the fusible batting or fusible fleece? I have batting and fleece but neither are fusible. I would prefer not to buy anything new for this project, so I was thinking about sewing the batting/fleece to the lining using diagonal stripes like I've seen in quilting instructions (though I've never actually quilted!)

    I'm looking forward to making this as soon as I get home in a few hours so long as I can figure out what to use instead of the fusible batting!

    Thanks in advance!!

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  47. they look verry beautiful.
    I need to buy a new phone, ans i also need to buy fabric to make a lovely pouch.

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  48. good tutorial,thank you so much!

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  49. I'm VERY new to sewing on a machine & I'm trying this right now...on the last step...I think I may have made it too small...I used different measurements to fit my cell phone and I think I may have went a tiny bit too small but not by much...oh well, I'm learning, lol...THanks for the great tutorial:)

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  50. I linked this to my blog-made one today ! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  51. I finished this last night! Thanks for the tutorial. It's really good and easy to follow, even though I hardly ever sew. I do not have a sewing machine, so I sewed this all by hand. It took me forever, but it turned out so cute! :)

    Thanks!!!

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  52. Not sure if my previous comment was posted. Anyhow, I finished this yesterday, and found your tutorial very straight-forward. Thanks! I had to sew it by hand because I don't have a sewing machine, but although it took me forever, it turned out very cute!!!

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