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.

Photo: Lee Meredith
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These socks are a bit longer and a bit snugger than the other examples, so this case could work as a sleeve without any closure, or I could add Velcro or a drawstring.


A simple sleeve like this would be a great blank canvas for embellishments!

 

Version #3: Knee Sock Wrap

You'll need:

  • One knee sock
  • Scissors

Your camera must have a wrist strap (or neck strap) for this version. It's a weird one, but that's why I like it!

Bring the toe into the sock, the same way as with the other versions, but this time hold the heel with your other hand. Pull the toe with one hand and the heel with the other hand. You should have a sleeve part for your camera on the heel end, with the heel acting as a flap, and the rest of the sock hanging down below.


Slip your camera in and make sure it looks something like this.

 

Now cut a slit through both layers of the heel flap, about 1/2 inch down from the edge.


Embroidery scissors work great for these little slits.

 

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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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