camera bag – last minute sewing!

August 31, 2014

So how do you fill the day before you go on holiday?? I found myself whipping up a camera bag. The day before you go on holiday focusses the mind and prioritises the sewing to be completed..  A new case for new camera, what else? Oh yes the sun dress for my daughter that doesn’t quite fit:)!!

Camera Bag DIY

I knew that I would inevitable spend the holidays carrying round a bag with drinks for the kids, carrying their jumpers when they didn’t want them, my purse, phone – you get the picture..!

My experience of childrens drink cups leads me to believe that accidents do happen and they can spill.. so I decided I was aiming at protection for my camera so I could place it in the one rucksack with everything  else.

I followed this fab tutorial, and tweaked it a little:) It’s two layers of fabric, the outer plus lining, with a layer of wadding inbetween. Using your camera as a template mark out on a piece of fabric, adding an extra 3″ all round. For one side add extra length in order to fold over and fasten with velcro.

Camera case 1

I found the case to be a little big, so when I sewed it all together and added the bias binding to cover the raw seam I altered the measurements.

camera case 2


I do love it when a last minute project comes together quickly, especially when it’s from my fabric stash:)

Camera Case DIY

Next up altering my daughters sundress to fit.. I altered the straps from ribbon to cotton, and took the sides in by a couple more inches.


As you can see we had a great holiday:)

241 tote Noodlehead ImagineGnats

Image courtesy of ImagineGnats

I was tempted to purchase this noodlehead pattern, and try to sew one up, but thankfully for all the familys sake reality kicked in re packing suitcases instead!

As usual I am hopping by Handmade Harbour to see what everyone else’s week has been like,


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12 responses to “camera bag – last minute sewing!”

  1. Ginny says:

    Love the camera bag. That is definitely something I need. I always worry about dust getting into the camera. Love the sundress, and the matching bag. Fab.

  2. I love the camera bag you made. The bias edge really sets it off and makes it look so professional. Great job! I hope you had a wonderful vacation.

  3. Julie says:

    You are so clever just rustling that up before your holiday. Lovely fabric choice and the binding is perfect with it.

  4. Your daughter’s dress and matching bag are wonderful – lovely summer colour! I do the same the day before our holidays – sit sewing a last minute essential! (mine was a washbag roll for the shower!) wonder if it’s a subconscious way to put off packing?!

  5. Blue Forest Jewellery says:

    Wow – you have been busy. The camera bag looks really safe and practical. Hope you have a great holiday. Alison

  6. Love the camera bag. I too have been tempted by that Noodlehead pattern. She makes some great things!

  7. Great idea to make the camera its own bag, as you say, accidents do happen where drinks are concerned! Its looks fantastic, and your daughter looks so pretty in her lovely dress 🙂 x

  8. Andrea Kay says:

    I can’t believe you were doing this the day before you went away! Very very brave, and a great result.

  9. Maria says:

    Love your camera bag and your daughters sundress especially with that gorgeous matching bag. Nothing like a bit of pressure to get things done on time.

  10. Frida says:

    Great camera bag, I think I’m going to make it!

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