I made this small camera case using the method I described in my laptop cozy tutorial. I omitted the batting and the quilting steps, and instead used a scrap of fleece left over from this project (inspired by this year’s notebook sleeve). I also made the top flap slightly longer, because I wanted the camera to stay securely put while swinging from my wrist. I don’t know why the coloring is off in this top photo – guess I shouldn’t use our orange slide as a photo backdrop, at least not when photographing on the auto setting of my camera…
Which is where the port comes in. I’m immensely proud of myself for thinking of it, but it’s really very simple. I sewed the entire pouch together, and then cut an opening in the back (see below) large enough for the strap to go through. Then I zig-zagged around the opening, to keep it from stretching out.
So now the wrist strap serves as a carry handle when the case is closed, and the case hangs from the strap when you are using the camera. No losing your camera, no losing the case, and all very simple and easy!
If you don’t have a sewing machine, it would be easy to make something similar out of double (or even triple) layers of felt, hand-stitched together.