Utility sewing: Cover or cozy for my LG Pocket Photo

Most of the time when I make things, it's as much for the joy of making as for the finished product itself. The process is usually the purpose, and I revel in learning a new skill, exercising my creativity and making something with my hands. Not always, though. Sometimes crafting is all about utility - when you really need something, but despite the sea of products out there in our consumer culture, you can't find that specific thing ANYWHERE. Such was the case with this cozy/case for my LG Pocket Photo.

The Pocket Photo is an awesome mini printer which lets you print off smartphone photos in one click - I love mine and use it lots for smash booking and memory keeping. Since it's so small (less than 13x8 cm) and light (220 grams), it's ideal for keeping in your bag, ready to use whenever you feel like it. However, if you're anything like me, that bag is also used to house a ton of other stuff which could potentially scratch, dent or damage your awesome printer. I spent ages searching for a Pocket Photo case or cozy to prevent this, to no avail. I wanted a case that fit snugly and didn't take up too much space in my bag, but still had some padding to protect the printer from wear. Unfortunately, that turned out to be near impossible to find!

In the end I enlisted my dear mom so help me sew a cozy specifically for the Pocket Photo, and this is the end result. It's made of a heavy cotton with a felt lining, and I used velcro for the closure because I didn't want any metal zips or buttons that might themselves make marks on the printer. I'm actually quite pleased with the end result. It may not be something to write home about, but it does exactly what I need it to, and for once that's all I ask!

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