In my last post, I swallowed my pride and showed you this Mystery Object.
Basically it's a plastic bag, a piece of folded cardboard, and some suede paper. But I call it my camera pocket. I know, I know... you can buy a perfectly nice camera Bag at any number of stores. But when I first started carrying a camera with me everywhere, I learned quickly that a camera bag didn't work for me. I wanted something that was easy in-easy out when I wanted to grab my camera with one hand. I needed a pocket of some kind, one that I could put in my purse. So I made one. I folded cardboard into a U-shape to fit the size of my camera. I used a sturdy cardboard because I sometimes forget I have a camera in my purse when I toss my purse onto the car seat or the kitchen counter. I then cut a piece of suede paper to fit inside the U-shape - this is to protect the screen on the back of the camera from getting scratched. The only purpose of the plastic bag was to hold everything in place, since the U-shape was open at the ends and would not hold its shape unless it was in the bag. (I don't remember why I didn't just add some sides to hold it... maybe that would have made it too tight around the camera.)
Anyway, that contraption has been the home of my first camera, and also the second camera I now alternately use at times. It's getting kinda ratty-looking and I decided to upgrade it. I found the cutest little cases on Etsy made by a crafty person in Singapore, but they are for holding an iPhone and are not the "pocket" shape I like to use. But I did make something similar, using felt to make the front of it mimic the front of a camera.
When I went to buy some felt, I discovered some embossed felt. How long has that been around??? I had no idea!
This is what I ended up with.
To see the cute iPhone cases on Etsy that inspired this idea, go here.