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Little Photographer Camera PDF Sewing Pattern

(8 customer reviews)


A PDF sewing pattern for a camera toy, withΒ  both neck strap and wrist strap options. A small vinyl pocket on the back allows you to slip in pictures for a ‘view-finder’ to use in pretend play. Perfect as:

  • a softie for a baby or infant
  • a prop for dress-up & imaginative play for an older child

This Little Photographer camera pattern is designed for an intermediate, with real pictures showing you how to sew your camera. You are expected to know how to sew 3-D corners and applique, and be comfortable sewing thin bias tape and small curves. The pattern includes the full tutorial and digitized pattern pieces.

A finished camera measures about 5.5” tall X 8” wide

This is a PDF, downloadable sewing pattern and not a finished product! Read & see more in my blog post introducing the pattern. I always pin blog posts & customer photos to my pattern board here, too.

Listing photo credit: Serena Garcia Photography




  • 1/2 yard woven cotton for the camera body (can squeeze on to a fat   quarter if very careful)
  • Assorted woven scraps for the buttons and accents
  • 3” X 3” vinyl scrap for the picture insert ( I save the bedding bags from   duvets/pillows and cut one up! You can use a press cloth & low/warm iron to smooth wrinkles)
  •  14” of single fold bias tape
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Hand sewing needle
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • 1 bag Poly-fill or other stuffing
  • (neck strap option) 4 inches of Velcro
  • Wonder Under or other fusible transfer paper (optional) for applique

This is a PDF sewing pattern, that you download and print yourself, not a finished object/item.

This pattern is copyrighted for Swoodson Says, 2015. Please don’t be a jerk and distribute it as your own; feel free to use one or two images if you’d like to link to it or include it in a round-up.

I’d love to see your camera if you make one! Email it to me – and feel free to sell, barter, etc. your finished products.

8 reviews for Little Photographer Camera PDF Sewing Pattern

  1. Amy Macdonald

    I love the Little Photographer Camera! And what’s more, my boys do!! They’re always copying mommy by taking pictures of each other πŸ™‚

  2. Jonie Brooks

    The Little Photographer is a perfectly designed pattern. It sews up very quick and is great for gifts. I have made one for my son, my daughter and several of their friends.

  3. Stephanie S

    I take a lot of pictures and could not wait to sew up this pattern for our little girl! She LOVES it! I was fairly new to sewing toys/stuffies and the instructions were very easy for me to follow. I’m very happy with the results!

  4. Kim

    great pattern, easy to follow, planning on making a few as Christmas presents for the grand kids, πŸ™‚

  5. Stacy Alfano

    I made this for my daughter and it is her favorite! The instructions were very easy to follow and the finished project comes out so cute!

  6. Erin

    Made one for my boys and plan to make one for my photographer. She loves it! Such a cute pattern πŸ™‚

  7. Penny

    Made the cutest pink camera; my one year old grand daughter walks around with the camera say ch ch ch ch cheeeeeeeese… She loves it!!!!! Easy and fun to make…. Thank You!!!!!

  8. Rebecca Greco

    Really clear pattern with great photos, very easy to follow! The finished product is absolutely adorable and so much fun! It could be customized so many different ways and would make a great gift!

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