camera bag – last minute sewing!

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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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  1. August 31, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    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.
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  2. August 31, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    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. August 31, 2014 / 8:08 pm

    You are so clever just rustling that up before your holiday. Lovely fabric choice and the binding is perfect with it.
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    • Amylouise5
      September 1, 2014 / 6:49 am

      Thanks, have to admit to it being a happy coincidence I had some co-ordinations in:)

  4. August 31, 2014 / 9:03 pm

    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?!
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  5. Blue Forest Jewellery
    August 31, 2014 / 9:12 pm

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

  6. August 31, 2014 / 10:00 pm

    Love the camera bag. I too have been tempted by that Noodlehead pattern. She makes some great things!
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    • Amylouise5
      September 1, 2014 / 6:46 am

      I have never bought any of her bags, but lots of people say how well written they are, as well as a good design:)

  7. September 1, 2014 / 6:36 pm

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

  8. September 1, 2014 / 9:15 pm

    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.
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  9. January 13, 2017 / 1:05 pm

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

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