Now that I have told you about my new (old) camera, it will come as no surprise to you to hear that one of my first thoughts was that I needed to make a camera bag for it. I decided that a lightly padded drawstring bag would be the best solution, something that I could easily pop in my handbag, but which would give the Olympus Trip some protection. I used this excellent tutorial, adding some fleece interfacing for padding, which I ironed to the back of the lining fabric before sewing it together.
I was really pleased with the fabric combination for this project. The fabulous camera print is from Birch Fabrics (I bought it on our jaunt to FloJo Boutique); the yellow slub silk was part of my auction haul, and the soft denim lining was a recycled pair of my favourite old jeans. The measuring tape drawstring came from FloJo. I also love the bag's flat base, which isn't clear in the photographs, but it does mean that it stands beautifully.
I am so enamoured of this bag that I am inclined to make a second one for my DSLR. With a quarter of a yard of the camera print fabric left over and crying out to be used, I might just have to do so.