Felted Felt Camera Case

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By Kid’s Craft Contributor, Gillian from the blog “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

Last winter I went through a felting stage, turning old sweaters into flowers and coffee cup wraps and all sorts of things. But it wasn’t until I’d emptied our local charity shops of all their wool sweaters that I realized that you can also felt felt! Well, you can felt wool felt. And it doesn’t even need to be 100% wool to be feltable. Look for felt with at least 35% wool content for this project and run it through your washing machine on it’s hottest setting, repeating if you think it could shrink up a little more, then allow it to dry flat. Because of it’s thickness, the felt is great for protecting things like cell phones and glasses and cameras (it also helps to keep them dry at the pool, but don’t think that means you can drop it in the water!)

Here’s What You Need

1/4 yard of wool felt
Scraps of another color of felt (wool or otherwise)
Thread
Needle

Fabric Scissors
Yarn
Yarn Needle


Cut the felt to be just bigger than twice the length of your camera and a bit bigger than the width.

Using the other color of felt, cut a basic camera shape and a small circle. Stitch the circle onto the “camera” and then sew the whole thing onto one side of the felt square using a whip stitch.


Fold the square in half and, starting at the bottom corner, stitch with the yarn needle and yarn using a blanket stitch.


When you get to the top corner, tie the yarn off in a loop and trim off the tails.

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About Gillian

Gillian Grimm lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she balances writing, cooking and crafts with eight chickens, two kids, a dog, a cat and a husband. As the daughter of a Journalist, she grew up all over the United States, switching schools, towns and newspapers every few years and loved every minute of it! She now works as a freelance writer, primarily in the craft industry but with a few forays into travel writing, narrative non-fiction and educational matters. Gillian was recently published in the literary journal the “The Northville Review”. You can find more of Gillian’s work at “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

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