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Topic: Too big Camera Cozy turned Case of Sorts  (Read 1242 times)
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« on: February 11, 2009 02:50:04 PM »

One of my projects was to make a camera cozy. Something to fit over my camera so when I take it with me places and it's sitting in my purse, it's protected from the hits it can take bouncing around in there and stuff. Well, I started by tracing the sides, bottom, top, and front/back of my camera on freezer paper. I then cut out the little shapes and put them on the fabric and with my non-slip ruler and rotary cutter, I began to cut out the fabric. I sewed it wrong, but that's okay, because I didn't allow for seam allowances anyway and so it was too small.

I tried again. Except the second one I made was too big, even with seam allowances. Oh well. I decided that's how it was going to be, and maybe if it wasn't going to be a camera cozy per se, it was at least big enough to hold my camera accessories (i.e. camera, battery charger, batteries, and cord)  and I would never again would I have the problem of losing my battery charger or misplacing my cord, because it would all be in one place.

There was very little gnashing of teeth with this project, which made me feel good. Smiley I did the lining wrong the first time out so spent some time with my seam ripper but then I figured out my mistake and did it right the second time. I used quarter flats for this project and the outside was batik, which I've discovered is strong enough in itself so I didn't use interfacing. Which is fine anyway because all it is is a glorified holder of stuff.  Grin

So enough rambling, here it is:

Sitting on the counter with the battery charger inside:

A better view of the batik:

The lining and inside look:

It was just nice to make something that 1) is useful, 2) taught me something along the way, and 3) didn't make me want to bash my head in.  Wink I learned how to do notches (they're a little uneven but whatever...) so it's all good.  Smiley Obviously can't show what it looks like with the camera inside since I only have one camera but it's big enough for the camera, battery charger, a couple batteries, and the cord so yay!
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"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." -Pablo Picasso
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2009 05:38:09 PM »

What a cool "holder of stuff"!  I love your term!  and LOVE the batik!  Congratulations on completing a project that is functional and provides a learning opportunity!  (It's addicting!)

Enjoy your camera case, I love it!
Thanks for sharing!
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2009 01:09:03 PM »

Wow thank you!
Yes, it is addicting. I've the confidence now to do something a bit bigger and there should be some re-usable shopping bag tote things in the future to show off.  Grin

Thanks for the comment.  Smiley

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." -Pablo Picasso
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