Create your very own Lomo LC-A case from denim! This is very easy to do and adds a nice touch to your camera’s look. See how I did it after the cut.
I just received my LC-A and it was awesome. But I had a problem, there was no strap attached to the camera. So I decided to make a case with a strap by myself. I started to sketch the pattern of the case on a piece of paper.
Here are the dimensions:
- Base : 11 cm x 3 cm
- Back : 6 cm x 11 cm
- Side : 3 cm x 6 cm
- Front : 3 cm x 6 cm
The materials and tools you’ll need are:
- Sewing kit
- Unused jeans or denim scraps
- Tripod socket (optional)
Here are the steps:
After drawing the sketch of your pattern on the paper, glue it to the cardboard.
Cut the cardboard in 2 pieces: base and back-side-front. Don’t forget to make small spaces on the front for LC-A switches.
After cutting the jeans a little bit bigger than the cardboard, cover the whole cardboard with the denim. You can also apply glue to the fabric.
Sew the edges of the denim and make sure you also get the outer side after cardboard. You can make “ear” loops for the strap, too.
You then fold the back-side-front as the pattern. Sew and join the back-side-front parts with the base. Make sure it’s strong enough and you can add glue if you like.
If you want to add a tripod socket, you can make a hole at the base to make room for the tripod socket.
The final step is to decorate your case! You can add accessories or even write your name on it! Attach a strap to your case and you’re good to go.
Enjoy your vintage-looking denim LC-A case!
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