Camera Cozy

by Wendy Copley on May 17, 2008

My new camera is so damn cute, I just had to make it it’s own little camera cozy. I used to think these things were called “camera cases” but a quick look around Google showed me I was just wrong. They are in fact called camera cozies. The idea behind this camera is that it’s small enough that I can carry it anywhere, but I don’t want it to get all banged up in my bag so that’s why it needs its own little case cozy.

I got this awesome polka-dot fabric and some fleece to match at the fabric store the other day, so I was all ready to dive into this project today. I started off by drafting a pattern based on my camera’s dimensions. I kept forgetting to add in one side of the camera or another though, so I had to make a gazillion drafts. Then I had to figure out the seam allowances which was hard because I didn’t know how much the fleece was going to bulk up the case. I ended up just guessing, but it turns out I guessed wrong. More on that later.

Camera Cozy: Home-made pattern

Cutting the fabric out went pretty smoothly.

Camera Cozy: Cutting the fabric

Next up came the sewing. I don’t even remember the last time I had my sewing machine out and I was making this project up as I went along. This picture pretty much sums up the process because I spent the next two hours sewing impulsively, realizing I’d screwed up, ripping seams out, thinking really hard, sewing again, finding another screw-up, ripping a seam out, and so on and so forth.

Trying to figure out how to make this thing work

But then finally I was done and it had all worked out! Here is a picture with my camera in the cozy:

Camera Cozy with camera inside

And here it is all fastened shut:

Camera Cozy: Finished!

My camera is all tucked away inside, well-padded and no longer getting scratched. Yay!

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  • http://inspiritcommon.com/ emily sparkle

    i knit a cozy for my little pink camera. it’s the only project i ever finished. in fact, i’ve made TWO!

    :) emily

  • http://inspiritcommon.com emily sparkle

    i knit a cozy for my little pink camera. it’s the only project i ever finished. in fact, i’ve made TWO!

    :) emily

  • http://zach.copley.name/blog zcopley

    That kind of camera cozy just gives your camera a false sense of security, and will subject it to harmful ridicule! You will screw its whole life up with that kind of cuteness. Stop it now for crissakes, while your camera still has some semblance self respect left!

  • http://zach.copley.name/blog Zach

    That kind of camera cozy just gives your camera a false sense of security, and will subject it to harmful ridicule! You will screw its whole life up with that kind of cuteness. Stop it now for crissakes, while your camera still has some semblance self respect left!

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  • http://madebymanon.blogspot.com manon

    hey,
    I just found your page thru shim+sons. I have to say I really love your bentos (even this was no bento post, I hope its okay to comment about them here). I was looking for an e-mail address but couldn’t find one.
    I will add you to my flickr right away. I can’t wait to see more bentos. They look so yummy.

    xo manon

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