Since my poor camera broke and I had to get a replacement, that meant I needed a new case. I didn't want to buy one - both because they're expensive and because they're kind of ugly. That meant I had to make one myself. I looked all over for a digital SLR case tutorial but couldn't find any, so I improvised. I really just wanted something that I could put in my purse and ultimately bring to San Fran. I looked at a few point and shoot case tutorials to get some ideas, then made up a pattern.
It's really simple, with just 3 pieces. The red is a home dec weight and the lining is a cotton linen blend. There are 2 layers of batting in between and everything's all quilted together. It's rather lightweight but durable. Keep in mind I'm not throwing the camera around in this thing; it's just to get it from point a to point b. I then cut some bias tape out of a great Japanese print and it was done. Oh, the closure is just a bit of tan velcro sewed on VERY securely.
(Please keep i mind I took these photos with the new camera when I didn't know a thing about it...so the colors are a little wonky!)
I also had to worry about a lens too, so I basically just made a little cosy to keep it from clinking against the camera. The plaid there is what I lined the bag with. It all worked perfectly on the trip!
Oh - the best part? When I'm not using it as a case it's a perfect little clutch! :)