Memory Card Bag

4 Sep

Did you know September is National Sewing Month?

Apparently Ronald Reagan proclaimed it to be in 1982, “In recognition of the importance of home sewing to our nation.”


I am all about honoring national holidays when they interest me, so this weekend I created my first pattern-free, no-tutorials-available project. My good friend Maria (a talented photographer and graphic designer) was looking for a custom bag to store her camera’s memory cards while out on a shoot. It needed to hold nine cards (with a fleece lining to protect cards not in cases) and have an adjustable strap. Maria picked out some gorgeous fabric online and while eagerly awaiting its arrival, I got to work on the schematic. There is something about working with a ruler, pencil and paper and creating a diagram that just brings out the nerd in me.  But I suppose there’s little that doesn’t bring out the nerd in me – it’s pretty close to the surface.

Anyway. On to the finished product.

Memory card bag purseI’m quite proud of myself actually.

memory card purse

I think I got it right.

memory card bagSnug as a bug in a fleece rug.

This would make a thoughtful and unique gift for the photographer friends in your life. If you’re interested in purchasing one in your choice of materials, contact me at

Sigh. That fabric just makes me smile. Is anybody else envisioning a matching tote bag?


2 Responses to “Memory Card Bag”

  1. Maria September 5, 2010 at 7:29 am #

    I love it!! Thank you so much Karen! It’ll be my loyal companion when I’m working on a session and a reminder of the best friend anyone could ever have… and I’m not talking about you Ronald Reagan!

  2. Cay September 5, 2010 at 7:02 pm #

    Karen, this is an amazing sewing job! You’re a natural!

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