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DIY Lens Cap Cozy Gift Idea

Posted by  ·  November 12, 2016  ·  Last Updated: February 2, 2017
This DIY Lens Cap Cozy Gift Idea makes a practical gift.  Sew one up for a friend who is always loosing her lens cap (like me). This wood ring baby teether makes the perfect baby gift.  For more great gift ideas be sure to follow along for a month long of handmade gift ideas!  Handmade gifts make the best gifts.
Hi Skip to My Lou readers, my name is Melissa Mortenson and I’m the girl behind the Polka Dot Chair Blog. I am also a published author, and licensed fabric designer who has a great passion for all things related to sewing! I’m thrilled to be a part of this Holiday Sew series, anything to get the world sewing is A+ in my book.
A cute case to store your lens cap in so you don't lose it! Makes a great gift for the photographer on your Christmas list/ tutorial courtesy of polkadotchair.com
Today I’m going to share with you a tutorial to make a Lens Cap case that attaches to your camera!! Let me tell you a bit about why I designed it.
 Something was been driving me crazy,  a few weeks ago I decided that it was time to fix it.   When I take photos I never know what to do with my lens cap.  I put it in my pocket, or the camera bag, or just put it on the table… with the end result being that I never put the lens cap BACK on my camera.
A cute case to store your lens cap in so you don't lose it! Makes a great gift for the photographer on your Christmas list/ tutorial courtesy of polkadotchair.com

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.

A cute case to store your lens cap in so you don't lose it! Makes a great gift for the photographer on your Christmas list/ tutorial courtesy of polkadotchair.com

Here’s how I made it:

 

 

You need:

A cute case to store your lens cap in so you don't lose it! Makes a great gift for the photographer on your Christmas list/ tutorial courtesy of polkadotchair.com

4 pieces of fabric each 4″ x 4″ 2 for the lining and 2 for the pouch outside
Piece of ribbon
Hook
Magnetic snap/ or sew in snap

Directions:
All seams are 1/4″

A cute case to store your lens cap in so you don't lose it! Makes a great gift for the photographer on your Christmas list/ tutorial courtesy of polkadotchair.com

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.

A cute case to store your lens cap in so you don't lose it! Makes a great gift for the photographer on your Christmas list/ tutorial courtesy of polkadotchair.com

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.

A cute case to store your lens cap in so you don't lose it! Makes a great gift for the photographer on your Christmas list/ tutorial courtesy of polkadotchair.com

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!

 

 


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