I acquired mint condition Nikon FM2n and Pentax MX from ebay. Saw these tiny strap marks from the metal lugs of the camera and I decided to make flaps to protect the camera from such strap marks further. Actually I saw photos of old Leica and other expensive cameras with leather flaps and the idea is inspired from there.
My mother gave me this old leather bag and I decided to use the upper part of it and restore the rest of the bag as it is.
I must add that I don't buy leather products consciously since I love animals and the leather industry disturbs me. I do use some old leather stuffs which has been with me for a long time, mostly given by other or got them by mistake when I didn't know any better. Not using them at all would again be a loss to those poor animals who died needlessly for it. So I keep them well even if they are tattered. Okay, I don't want to sound preachy or be on the other side of the fence and since this is a DIY tutorial, here it goes.
The photos are pretty much self explanatory.