Friday, June 22, 2012

My New Camera and Case

 This is my new camera I got recently. It's a little smaller than other cameras I've had. It needed a camera case so I decided to sew one.

It's nothing fancy, but I did use soft material for the lining and I quilted it. I dyed the velcro to match the lining (I should've dyed the part on the body gray or used black to match the fabric). I bet you're curious about the hole in the strap huh? Well, we'll get to that in a little bit. 

See how small the camera is? Oh, don't worry about that card and the info on it - it's a bogus card.

Side-by-side comparison.

Ok, let's get to that mysterious hole in the strap. My camera has the strap attachment thingy in the center of the side and with the strap closed, the strap wouldn't close right. So I decided to put a HUGE button hole where the strap attaches to the camera so that would not be an issue. The hole is big enough for the middle of the strap to go thru. Pretty cool huh?

And speaking of the strap - I have an issue with it. Especially for digital cameras, most straps look like the one in this  pic. See the thin wimpy end at the bottom? Well, I know it's supposed to be strong, but I've always hated it. I've always thought that it looks very disproportionate to the camera, and to me, it doesn't feel right when I carry it. 

So, I took 3 strands of some strong fishing line and braided it, used some black automotive shrink tube where the red is (the red is the same lining fabric), and I attached a wider fabric piece in the middle for better grip.

  So here is my new tricked out camera and its protective case. What do you think?

Thanks for reading!!

Comments or questions are always welcomed. I would love to hear what you think of this post or any of my other posts. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

thats such a cute case! oh my gosh you should sell those!

Little Me said...

Thank you gfhappytummy - that's a great thought, I'll give it some consideration. I love your blog - it's so nice to meet a fellow gf'er. Your recipes look so yummy - I can't believe you make custard with no eggs, I'll have to give that a try (along some of your other recipes). Thanks again and have a great day!