Sunday, 13 September 2015

Foxy Camille camera bag

I've recently upgraded my camera, and the new one doesn't fit in the old bag.  I had a look at camera bags and they were all really boring, so of course I decided to make my own.  I had a look at a lot of patterns, and thought about what I wanted, and eventually settled on the Camille Camera Bag by Swoon Patterns.  We took her for a round of mini golf... check out the matching golf ball! 

The main fabric was a Christmas present from my sister, bought in Love Handmade in Lincoln.  I just managed to squeeze the pieces into a metre of fabric.  The other fabrics were from Fabricland.  In place of foam interfacing I used scrim backed foam from eBay.  Oh and I added a layer of PUL to make the bag waterproof, because, why not?

This bag took a long time to make, mostly because you have to cut about a million pieces out, by the time you've cut fabric, lining, foam, fleece, interfacing... but it was definitely worth it.  I'm so pleased by the result.  It came out a little bigger than I expected, which means I can use it for all my bits and pieces, not just the camera... which actually looks a bit lost in the bottom of there!  

The construction was more straightforward than I thought it would be.  The only problem was sewing through all the layers- whichever size and type of needle I tried, my machine kept skipping stitches.  I'm not sure if it didn't like the foam?  It was a pain, but I managed to make it work in the end.

See the snapped-in-half golf club?  That was the work of long-suffering husband.  I would say he threw it down in a fit or temper,which makes the game sound super exciting, but the truth is... he stepped on it and it just broke.

This is one of 5 (!) bags I've been working on lately- I'll try to post more soon.
Here's an action shot of Small Cub to finish...

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