Remember pop can cozies? They were such a hit in the 90s. They kept your cans cool and prevented perspiration.
While this DIY isn’t meant to prevent perspiration - it is meant to protect camera lenses. However, I did borrow the idea from pop can cozies!
The basic idea is that if you don’t want to take a camera bag with you every time you shoot, you can use these fleece cozies to protect your lenses in your purse. Simple and cheap to make!
1. Pick your lens and roll it up in your fleece. This will help you get the exact measurements. Allow for a 1” total seam allowance on all 4 sides and cut.
2. Sew the two short ends. Then sew the long edges.
3. Cut a piece of velcro to size. Put one piece of velcro on the inner edge and one on the outer. It’s a good idea to pretend like it’s done and roll a lens in there to make sure you’ve put two opposite velcro pieces on and to confirm that they are in the right spots.
4. Sew your velcro on. Make sure you use several rows of stitches and back stitch. This will ensure that your cozy is tight and strong.
5. Test it out and enjoy!
Fleece (I’d buy at least 1/4 of yard, due to pattern layout, but you can make at least 4 cozies out of it.
Scissors or rotary cutter
Total cost: $1.50 per cozy = $2.99 for the fleece and $1.99 for the velcro.