I made this padded denim camera case to match a laptop sleeve I have made.

Design criteria: I wanted a very simple, almost minimalist case - no extra pockets for batteries or SD cards; just a padded case with a simple closure that would be easy to open and close.

This is a reasonably basic sewing project but I am assuming you know how to work a sewing machine - straight stitch, zig-zag stitch, etc.

Step 1: Materials and Equipment

  • Denim recycled from a pair of jeans
  • Fleece blanket for padding
  • Cotton material for lining
  • Short length of 2mm elastic cord
  • Large button
  • Sewing thread

Standard Sewing Equipment:
  • Sewing machine
  • Fabric shears
  • Thread snips
  • Pins
  • Sewing needle
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ruler
  • Chalk or fabric pen

  • Overlocker/serger
<p>This is what mine came out. It's not as pretty as yours but it looks ok.</p>
<p>Wow, great job! I love the button you used.</p>
You're a really good sewer! Another great project :)
Thank you! I haven't been sewing for long, I feel like a beginner. :-)
Well, you look like an expert!

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