Friday, March 26, 2010

The perfect camera bag

 I love my camera, I take it everywhere! I have a very nice camera bag that works great when I need lens options and a possible flash, but what about all those times when I just need my camera and the lens I keep on it at all times (my Minolta 50mm 1.7) I usually just grab it an gently toss it in the backseat. Not the best idea. Now I have looked at several camera bags, but for 1 they are expensive, 2 not the right size, and 3 not at all cute! The other problem, I also have a vertical grip on my camera, so the smaller bags are too small.
So I made one! I used some great new fabric by Basic Grey, and made a functional, cute bag, just for my camera! 
I have pockets on the outside for things like extra battery's, memory cards, etc. But I also made a camera strap cover that also goes with my bag. I added a little pocket to the strap to keep the lens cap, my pocket isn't the best place for that! 

 
Now my camera will be well protected when I just need to grab and go, and there is even some extra room for one more lens, just in case! 

Thank you to Priddy Creations for the awesome tutorial on the camera strap. See her directions here


*****My bags are now available in my shop!******
Thanks so much for all of your sweet comments!

47 comments:

Amy Priddy said...

It turned out great!! Thanks so much for sharing. :D

Amy

Unknown said...

It's so you! I love the fabric, and it looks like it fits your camera perfectly. You'll have to make one for every season!
Glad you're enjoying today-Krista

alissa {33shadesofgreen} said...

What a great bag - it's really cute!

I'm stopping over from Trendy Treehouse and am now a follower. I'm glad to have found your blog!

Tidy Brown Wren said...

Nice job. Did you use a pattern? Or just make it up? I really need to make one. I'm using a bag my son got with his Field & Stream mag. subscription. Camo green - I know, classy!

Sueann said...

It is fabulous and perfect!! Love the fabric too!! And what a great idea for the camera strap. A place for the lens cover. Super!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Kelley said...

That is really lovely... the color is so yummy.
have a great weekend.

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Jenny said...

Recent follower. Love your new bag. I need to make a bag for mine, too. The pocket for the lens cap is genius!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

You're outa control. In the best possible way of course. :) That bag is ADORABLE! I just love the strap/buckle that closes it! So gosh darn adorable! You make me wanna be a girlie girl. :)

Donna

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Wow. I love it and want it. You should think about selling those.

The Prudent Homemaker said...

I like the pocket on the strap for the lens cap! How awesome!

I've been wanting to make a camera bag, too. This gives me some more ideas; thanks!

Carissa Martin said...

Hi! Are you going to sell those bags? I'd love to order a custom one from you. I've been searching everywhere for one I like, haven't found it yet! Gorgeous!

jules said...

Wow...I love love love this bag. I need one like it for my camera. I, too, wish you would make and sell them. Or have a nice giveaway. ;)

Eva said...

Wow, it looks awesome! I'm thinking of making my own too and found so much inspiration and ideas in your pictures. Great work!

Unknown said...

Thank you all so much! I have decided that YES! I will make and sell them! I went crazy at the fabric store today buying some of the cutest fabrics. I also went to a huge indoor garage sale today and bought a ton of belts and bags, I plan to re use the buckles, so each bag will be very unique! If you would like a custom order please email me and let me know what you are looking for. I will have some posted in my shop very soon! Thanks again!

Laura said...

Wow this is awesome. Great job!

I'm featuring a necklace tutorial and giveaway. I'd love it if you stopped by my blog!

Kolein said...

Found you from FJI SNS! Oh my! Can I please buy one?? It is adorable! And functional, too!!!

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

Wow - I am in awe of your mad sewing skillz!!! That bag is beyond awesome!

Thanks so much for linking it up!

XOO
Jen

Unknown said...

This is so cute! I actually bought a cosmetic bag for mine - especially since I cannot sew.

Kerstin said...

This is great. I need to make one myself, my camera bag has a broken handle and I've been trying to decide what to do. This inspires me to make my own.

Thanks!

Kerstin said...

This is great. I need to make one myself, my camera bag has a broken handle and I've been trying to decide what to do. This inspires me to make my own.

Thanks!

kim said...

ooo, I love this, I want a cute camera bag...all I have is the ugly black Nikon one

Mommy of Two 24/7 said...

Beautiful camera bag! Great job!! :)

Jess said...

I LOVE that! I may be a bit biased as a photographer myself, but I would like to feature you next week on Favorite Things Friday. If you would like a featured button, go ahead and get one off my blog! Thanks so much for posting this!

Prairie Scraps said...

What a fantastic sewing job you did. I'm not sure if you used a pattern, but I am always afraid to do things without one! Great job!

Amy said...

WOW! That is adorable. I have been looking for a camera bag like that for about a year now. I think that I will try and make one. You have inspired me!

Love it soooo much.

Unknown said...

I might have to have you make me one! The strap cover, for sure :)

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

That is the perfect bag, so cute too! Now if I only had an awesome camera for it. Thanks for linking up!

Simies said...

Wow, it looks so profesional! I love it!

Jenny said...

I LOVE this bag! I bought one last year and it's ok, but there are several things I'd change about it.

If you ever sell these or have a pattern, I'd love to know.

Katherine said...

The bag and camera strap came out GREAT!! You should do a tutorial on the bag...:)

Michelle Lyman Design said...

This is a fantastic bag! Saw the link on Transformation Thursday.

Kaysi said...

I love this! The colors and fabric are just perfect!

Jess said...

That is GORGEOUS!

Susan (Between Naps On The Porch.net) said...

I LOVE this! How brilliant of you to think of it...soooo much cuter than your typical camera bag! :-)

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

so delightful! great job! I'm dropping by from The Girl Creative. I hope to see you back at my place soon! until later...

Allison Shops said...

Adorable bag!

Hope you'll drop by AtticMag to give JaneT some advice on making a bench from a vintage bed. #81 on Met Monday.

Allison

Cheryl said...

Love the bag and the strap. I am off to hop over to the link you provided.

Julie said...

What fun fabric. It turned out really cute! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Unknown said...

I've been thinking about making a camera strap for my new camera, but I'd love to make a bag that goes with it. I'm going to have to check out some patterns. Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

Love this! I would love for you to come link up over at my blog! I've got prizes :)
-Jill
http://womenwhodoitall.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

Love, love, love it!!! Too cute. I gotta have one! :) My Nikon would look so... good with a new strap and "ride". Hah...
I'm a new follower!
Jenn :)
www.5andahighchair.blogspot.com

Kathleen @ Measuring My Life said...

Love it - I need one for my camera, will you be considering making them for your shop?

Leslie said...

this is gorgeous...i am not sure that i could get my husband to carry that case! LOL

Amanda G said...

Thanks for sharing, I think I have been inspired to make my own camera bag, since I can't find a ready-made one I like.
amanda @ myramblings.ca

Tasha said...

Love it!