Design criteria: I wanted a very simple, almost minimalist case - no extra pockets for batteries or SD cards; just a padded case with a simple closure that would be easy to open and close.
This is a reasonably basic sewing project but I am assuming you know how to work a sewing machine - straight stitch, zig-zag stitch, etc.
Step 1: Materials and Equipment
- Denim recycled from a pair of jeans
- Fleece blanket for padding
- Cotton material for lining
- Short length of 2mm elastic cord
- Large button
- Sewing thread
Standard Sewing Equipment:
- Sewing machine
- Fabric shears
- Thread snips
- Sewing needle
- Iron and ironing board
- Chalk or fabric pen
Step 2: Cut Fabric
I used a double layer of polyester fleece to make the padding inside the case. I sewed a test piece on my machine to make sure it could handle the thickness and the fabric would feed nicely through the feed dogs (which can be a problem for slippery fabrics like polyester).
I sewed the two layers of fleece together so they would stay together during the quilting phase.
I also pre-cut the fleece so that it would end up short of the sides of the case, reducing bulk when sewing and finishing the sides.