Leather Camera Belt Pouch From a Single Rectangle




Introduction: Leather Camera Belt Pouch From a Single Rectangle

About: I like to build, scavenge material from junkyards, tear up machinery and stuff.

Hello and welcome to my second instructable, which is, as you could tell, another leather creation! This one is a very simple camera holder for your belt. I have been carrying my camera (a Canon Digital Ixus 60) around since I had it, using a belt pouch I bought with the camera. Where is the problem? The problem is I bought it. I did not make it. To fully appreciate something, you have to create it! So, let's get started, and let's create it for your camera!

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Step 1: The Materials

The materials required for this project are:
- Leather (harvester from old couches)
- Shoelace

- SD Card holder
- Snap fastener

Step 2: The Tools

- Hole-puncher
- Scissors or sharp knife
- Snap fastener tool and hammer
- Pliers

Step 3: Start Cutting

Cut a rectangle of leather. Mine was pretty random, it just looked like it could fit my camera.

I measured it and here are the values that will do for a Canon Digital Ixus 60 (refer to picture notes).

Step 4: Other Cuts

Cut again following this pattern.

Keep the part you cut off, as it will be needed for the belt strap!

Make sure to cut those two slits in the picture.

Step 5: First Holes

Start punching holes along the sides as shown in the first picture, the proceed to the second one.

Don't worry about messing up! If you punch an extra hole, you may as well use it when you have to sew it.

Step 6: Understanding the Shape

I used screws to hold it in place and take a picture. This is how it will be folded and sewn.

Step 7: Last Holes

Make more holes as shwon in the pictures, the central part will go inside the pouch.

Step 8: Sewing!

Make a knot at one end of the shoelace and insert the other tip in the hole shown in the picture.

Once you get to the central part, follow the pictures and then tighten the lace.

The two "flap" will be outside, while the central part will be forced inside the pouch with no additional cuts.

Continue sewing with an in-and-out pattern until you get to the top of the sides.

Do not worry about the connections between the layers, just use all the holes you have, preferably without overlapping laces.

Use your fantasy, the leather won't mind if it gets a diagonally sewn part or an extra hole!

Step 9: The Belt Strap

Remember that rectangle you cut off? That's going to be attached to the back of the pouch (the largest side) to be put on a belt.

Punch holes in it, then put it on the pouch and mark where to make the holes. Use a pin or a nail to help you get deep inside too make the holes.

Sew them together and tie knots at the ends.

Now it is done! You can already use it as it is. If you want it to have a closing part and and SD card holder, read on!

Step 10: The SD Card Holder

I wanted to carry a spare memory, but where could I put it? Right there.

Make 4 holes in the plastic holder corners.

Put it onto the pouch and mark the holes. Make them.

Sew them together and keep the laces inside the case.

Step 11: The Snap Fastener

If you want the pouch to keep closed, add this feature.

First, cut off the two parts as shown in the pictures.

hold the two parts together and punch a hole through both of the layers.

On the front layer, put the first parts of the snap fastener, facing forward (4-5-6-7th pics).

Do the same on the other side with the other snap fastener parts, be careful about which part goes up and which down!

Step 12: Done!

Now it is fully upgraded and operative! Enjoy it, and thanks for viewing my instructable.

Feel free to comment and ask me, as well as advice me, anything!

Good night.

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    3 Discussions


    2 years ago

    very nice, I'm gonna make one.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Great job, love the minimalist approach with your tools and materials. Very manly. :)


    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you, I actually made another pouch for my multitool, I have yet to upload it, but it has come out much better than this one!