How to Make No-Sew Camera Sleeves with Recycled Socks

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leethal Lee Meredith, contributor
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You can use a couple of old, worn-out socks to make one of these unique digital camera cases.
Leave the wrist strap hanging out to carry the cased camera by.
If you did the two-drawstring method, you close the case by simply pulling the two ends.
You can use a couple of old, worn-out socks to make one of these unique digital camera cases.

You can use a couple of old, worn-out socks to make one of these unique digital camera cases.

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Pull it in until the sock heel is at the end now—with the toe and the ankle hem at the other end. When you look in the ankle hem end, you should see the toe of the inner sock, maybe peeking out a little (depending on the ankle length of your socks). If you are using one thick sock, of course it'll just be the inside of the sock toe.


This is why you turned the inner sock inside out at the beginning.

 

Slip your camera in and make sure it fits well. You can adjust the size of the case slightly by pulling it so the toe is higher or lower. Ideally, the heel should stick up like a flap, which will fold over and fasten, holding the camera in snug but not too tight. Now get your Velcro dots, stick one on the inside of the flap, near the tip, and place the other dot on that one, so the sticky side is facing out.


It shouldn't matter which Velcro piece is on which side.

 

Close the flap exactly how you want the case to close and press it down. Carefully take apart the Velcro pieces and firmly press each of the two dots down. Because of the way the sleeve is formed, it's double the layers of the number of socks you use for good camera protection. My case has a kind of reverse appliqué thing going on because of that heel hole—if your outside layer sock has no holes, then you won't see any holes that may be in the inner layers.


Leave the wrist strap hanging out to carry the cased camera by.

 

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Comments (3)

ElsyF12 writes: This is such a cute idea! I knitted my current camera case, but it turned out bigger than I expected, so I will definitely have to try this!
Posted: 8:25 pm on March 16th
MeredithP writes: I love this colorful idea. I'm sure it would be easy to find some wild socks at the thrift store. I so need a camera case. This is great...Thanks so much!
Posted: 6:45 pm on February 9th
RubyKitty writes: That's a fun idea. The camera cases you usually get are just boring black or grey, so these are a nice change.
Posted: 3:35 am on February 1st
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