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A few days ago I got the idea to make a little pouch to attach to my camera strap to hold my lens cap when I am shooting.
DIY Lens Cap Cozy Gift Idea
This Lens Cap Cozy measures about 3.5″ x 3.5″ and closes using a magnetic snap. The snap works great but was a bit hard to sew around, it turned out to be a bit small for my largest lens cap because of the snap. If I made it again, I might just use a sew in snap, but you decide what works best for you. Also, you can alter the size of the cozy if you have a larger lens (thus also a larger lens cap). Just increase the size of all the pieces, and account for 1/2″ in seam allowances (for example a 4×4 square of fabric, yields a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2″ finished cozy)
The cozy just clips on my camera strap. It’s small enough that it stays out of the way when I shoot.
Here’s how I made it:
4 pieces of fabric each 4″ x 4″ 2 for the lining and 2 for the pouch outside
Piece of ribbon
Magnetic snap/ or sew in snap
All seams are 1/4″
Feed the hook through the piece of ribbon. Sew with hook facing in, into the seam of the cozy. You will sew 2 pieces right sides together around 3 sides, leaving the top open.
Stitch the 2 pieces for the lining together the same way.
Attach magnetic snap to the top of the lining pieces. Use a piece of plastic canvas under the snap to reinforce it. Attach the snap approx. 1/2″ down from the top of the lining.
Turn lining piece right side out.
Slip lining piece into cozy outer piece, right sides together. Stitch along top seam, leaving an opening to turn the cozy right side out.
Turn right side out and press. Hand stitch opening closed.
That’s it! See it’s pretty simple!
If you like this project, be sure to stop by the Polka Dot Chair sometime. I have 8 years worth of FREE sewing tutorials over there, you’re bound to find something you like!