This camera case takes only a few minutes to make, is completely customizable, and on average, should cost like $1 to make! This project uses simple materials you can pick up just about anywhere. So what are you waiting for?
Step 1: Materials
You know that squishy stuff you can get to line drawers, or put under carpets to keep them from sliding? Non-skid mat type stuff? That's what this is made of. I will henceforth refer to this material as "squishy stuff." I also deem squishy stuff to be shock resistant, mostly based on the number of times I've dropped my camera in this case without any damage. Just don't try it from the top of a water tower (you know who you are).You've been warned.
* 1 sheet squishy stuff
* 1 piece velcro
* Needle and thread, or sewing machine
* A piece of paper
* Ruler (opt but handy)
* Pen or pencil (opt but handy)
Step 2: Make a Template
The easiest way to make a template is to put your camera on a piece of paper, and fold the paper up around it, creasing along the edges. When you uncrease the paper, you'll have your stitching lines.
The second picture shows me folding the paper up along the bottom of the camera. You don't necessarily want it to go all the way to the top edge of the camera. Think of an envelope - the extra open space at the top makes it easier to remove the contents.
Crease the edges too so you know how deep to make the case.
Fold the top down and crease where you want the edge of that to be. (third picture)
Unfold, and mark where your creases were. Notice in picture 4 how much space is on each side of the camera. This will allow the fabric - pardon me - squishy stuff to bend around the edges of the camera without being too tight.