Since I’ve been selling handmade camera accessories for many years, I have lots of photographers in my life. Looking for a cute camera ornament for some of them didn’t yield any good results, so I came up with my own! This one takes a little more time than some of my other felt ornaments, but the result is completely worth it.
$1 to $25
You Will Need...
- grey felt
- white felt
- black felt
- no larger than 1/2" button
- 10" 1/4" wide ribbon
- embroidery thread
- Camera Template Free Pattern
Step by Step Instructions
Using the pattern, cut two camera body pieces, two of the flash and one of the each remaining pieces from felt. Use the photos as a color guide.
Stitch the top and bottom pieces to the camera body using embroidery thread and a basic straight stitch. Only stitch on the inside edge of each as shown.
Stitch the button on with the smallest circle of felt underneath on the upper left. Sew on the viewfinder on the upper right, adding a few decorative stitches.
Sew the white reflection onto the black circle. Stitch that circle on top of the grey circle. I liked the contrast of white stitching on most of this project, but I used black for this step so the white reflection would be the focus.
Stitch the lens onto the body. You can use a straight stitch, or if you’re a more experienced sewist and you want to get fancy, go with a blanket stitch.
Using grey embroidery thread, stitch an asterisk shape onto the flash pieces. Stitch the two flashes together with white thread. Keep the knots near the bottom edge so they’ll be hidden inside the camera.
Pin the flash 1/4″ from the right side with 1/4″ inside the back camera body. Pin the ribbon near the two side edges, with 1″ inside the body.
Add the camera front on top and pin in place.
Stitch all the way around the outer edge of the camera. Be sure to catch both ends of the ribbon and the flash within a stitch.
They’re ready to hang on the tree or give to your favorite shutterbug!