By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.
Did you get a new camera over the holiday, or are you already a photography enthusiast? If so, you may have experienced the problem I constantly have: losing your lens cap. Lens caps are great. They keep your expensive lens from getting scratched when you’re not using your camera, but they are so easy to lose. Yes, a quick google search will reveal countless products you can buy to solve this problem, but I don’t want to spend money and chances are after a season of gift giving you don’t either. If you’re a crafter, you probably already have all of the materials you need. If not, you’ll use these materials in many other craft projects, so it is well worth the money.
- Cut three 4” x 8.5” rectangles. Two from your cotton fabric (one for the outside, one for the inside); one from your fleece or batting.
- Lay the pieces down in the following order: inside fabric right side up, outside fabric right side down, fleece or batting. Pin together.
Optional: Pin all three pieces together and round the edges of one short side of the rectangle. I personally like the look this gives the finished product, but it is optional.
- Optional: Pin all three pieces together and round the edges of one short side of the rectangle. I personally like the look this gives the finished product, but it is optional.
- Using a ½” seam, sew around the edge of the entire project. Leave a 1”-2” hole.
- Pull your fabric through the hole causing it all to be right side out. Pin the hole closed
- Cut two pieces of cotton fabric to be 2” x 4.5+”. My camera strap is only 1” wide, so I use 4.5”. If your camera strap is wider use the following formula: Camera strap width x 4.5.
- Pin these two pieces of fabric right sides together.
- Run a ½” seam around the edge of the fabric. Leave a 1-2” hole.
- Pull your fabric through the hole causing it all to be right side out. Pin the hole closed.
- Run a ¼” seam around the entire edge of this piece of fabric. It will close the hole and give it a finished edge.
- Cut 4 squares of Velcro.
- Sew one piece of Velcro on each short edge (one on the top side, one on the underside) of the rectangle you finished in Step 10.
- Pin this rectangle approximately in the middle shape you sewed in Step 5 on the outside fabric. Sew it down. I used two seams approximately 1” apart for added stability.
- Place 1 piece of Velcro on the round side on the inside fabric. Sew in place. Place the other piece of Velcro 1” up from the bottom flat edge on the outside fabric side. Sew in place.
- With the inside fabric facing up, fold the flat part of the shape approximately 3” up like in the picture. Pin this in place.
- Run a ¼” seam around the edge of the entire project. Be careful not to sew your rectangle up attached in Step 13 down in the edges. This will close the hole left in Step 5 and create a pocket from the fold you just made.
- Wrap the back Velcro around your camera strap and place your lens cap in the pocket!