No I did not create the original tutorial. I found it here at Pink stitches which I found at Craft Gossip... If you don't know about Craft Gossip, you should! And yes... you may just hate me for showing you.
I made this little orange camera for my niece's 3rd birthday gift. My sister (her mother) is a professional photographer. Her response on seeing the camera? "It says Canon on it because it is well made!" :P Can you tell what brand all her cameras are? :P
I made a few changes to the tutorial. I used black fabric for the front circle as well as a vinal circle and stitched them on together. It really helps the look.. in my opinion.
I also added a few more buttons to make it look more like her mom's cameras.
All of the buttons are machine sewed but I double knotted the threads on each side to help keep the buttons in firm position because her little sister is only 6 months old and puts EVERYTHING in her mouth. Gotta keep the baby safe!
I also left the top of the clear back piece open so that she can change the pictures out if she wants. What do you think?
|Little picture in the back|
|Little picture half in and half out of the picture pouch|
|A better view of the front "lens" double layered fabric|