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camera bag – last minute sewing!

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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Friday 13th of January 2017

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


Monday 1st of September 2014

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.

Andrea Kay

Monday 1st of September 2014

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

Free Spirit Designs

Sunday 31st of August 2014

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

Nicki Rochead

Sunday 31st of August 2014

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


Monday 1st of September 2014

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

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