In light of recent camera tragedies, I thought it would be a good idea if I made some sort of little case for my camera. I came up with these last night.
They were really fast, so I made a few. They're the perfect size for a cell phone or iPod as well.
It was really easy to do. Here's how:
15 x 5 strip of fabric for the lining
15 x 5 strip of fabric for the outside
15 x 5 piece of fusible batting or fusible fleece
Start by ironing the batting to the lining fabric.
Clip corners, being careful not cut any stitches and turn rightside out. I like to use a knitting needle. Don't use anything too pointy or sharp, as it'll go through the fabric.
Press, being sure to fold in the opening.
Topstitch the side with the opening, being sure to sew it shut.
Fold, lining side in, to the size you want your finished pouch. Pin and topstitch around remaining sides, starting at a bottom corner and sewing your way around.
That's it! A pretty little case to protect your camera, phone, iPod...whatever.
I may eventually add a snap or a piece of Velcro to close it, but for now, folding the flap over works just fine to toss in my bag and go.