6.13.2011

Camera Bag Insert



I have been wanting to find a camera bag that doesn’t look like a camera bag. 
You know what I mean? Some look like big coolers, some scream I HAVE A CAMERA IN HERE. 
I just wanted a tote bag really that would hold my stuff.
And I wanted it to be cute. That's important.  
So here is what I came up with.

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I needed it for my trip so I put together this insert rather fast. I already had the tote bag. My sewing lines might not be straight and I have a few adjustments I’d like to make but I think it came out rather well.

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I had the fabric too and just needed some foam and velcro. It’s the iron on velcro. It works really well. Oh and I used some cardboard on the bottom for some stability.

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The padded dividers are sewn so they fold down to cover the top. That is part of the adjusting I need to do. They need to be a bit longer I think.

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It has pockets all the way around so I can stick my cleaning pen, filter case or lens cap in there.  

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This tote has pockets on it’s own so it holds a lot of stuff. That I like.

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But I had originally made it to try to use it for this new bag I bought. Isn’t it cute? Very summery. It just didn’t fit right.  Since it closes with a snap and not a zipper it wasn’t staying shut. I need to come up with something smaller for this purse.

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I’m sorry I didn’t put together a tutorial. I was doing this at 11:00 the night before my trip! I have got to stop waiting til the last minute! I will put something together for my next one if anyone is interested in it. Otherwise, here is a tutorial I found online that helped me along from LilBlueBoo

I made a few adjustments for what I needed. Like the size, dividers and I didn’t use cardboard all around as I wanted it to conform more to the bag. I didn’t use the spray adhesive because it was so late and I was getting blurry-eyed. I think I will next time.  I thought her instructions were great. Very easy to follow. Thanks Ashley!

ps. The book was a gift from son #3 for Mother's Day. It's full of tons of information and a perfect size to stash in your bag. I have another book by the same author and he explains things so it's easy to understand.
Understanding Photography Field Guide by Bryan Peterson

Linking to:
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesday
Freckled Laundry: Air Your Laundry
Funky Junk Interiors: SNS

see ya,

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28 comments:

  1. Great Idea! I Love how everything can fit into one cute bag.

    ciao from Newport Beach

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  2. I am soooo jealous you made that. I have just recently been scouring camera purses. Maybe I will try to make one too. I am not a very good seamstress though. I love your material too.

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  3. I would have never thought about that. I'd have gone shopping for the right size camera bag and none would be this cute. Great idea and nice job making it.

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  4. This is perfect! I love what you've created here...and yes, you wouldn't even know there was a camera in that bag!

    ciao bella


    CREATIVE CARMELINA

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  5. Wow, girl! You're awesome!! I was checking those out on Etsy just last week! If you do decide to make another one for tutorial purposes, I'll buy it from ya!

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  6. I love your camera bag insert! Wow, that is so amazing that you made that! It is SO cute, and I love that you used ticking for it, too. :) I hope you have a fun trip!

    Blessings,
    Jenni

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  7. This was such a great idea. I have one of those cases that looks like a cooler. I really need a new one but I can't afford a nice one right now so I will suffer with the cooler. Wish I was as talented as you so I could put something like yours together.

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  8. Wonderful creation. Now off to find that book I spy poking out of the bag. LOL

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  9. What a cute tote, that is a detailed project to be working on the night before you left, Anita. Why do I relate? Your favicon starfish is perfect!

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  10. Hi Anita..
    What a great Idea..I have a camera bag with inserts that is really very practical, but not pretty..maybe I will just recover it and use it..thanks for this great post!
    ox

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  11. WOW! You did a great job! I can't even imagine being able to put something like this together. Love it!

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  12. Wow, you could market this camera bag, I would love something like this too, great work and a beautiful bag :)

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  13. Wow! That is so much cuter than the big old ones they sell at the camera store. And more functional. Great job.

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  14. Wow. That's awesome. You did a fabulous job. Not to mention a fab job at 11pm. It's really cute and looks very functional.

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  15. That's great! I think you should make another one for a giveaway. That I'll win. ;0D

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  16. Love, love, love it! I hope you perfect it an put it on Etsy or something. I hate my camera bag but want to take it everywhere. A tutorial would be great, too but I'd rather just buy it. :) Anyway, love your photos and your blog. Thanks for following my blog. I'm your newest follower.

    fran @ eleven-o-one

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  17. you bag looks amazing! love it! I've been looking for something like that for a long time. I am not a sewer, and I think it's gonna be a little bit too hard for me to make it myslef... too bad! But I'll try I think :). Thank you for sharing!
    Have a great day

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  18. Found you via Freckled Laundry!
    Wow, I have been looking for a tutorial for a camera bag insert! It looks beautiful!! YOu did a wonderful job :)

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  19. Thanks for the link to the tute! Yours came out beautiful-- I love the fabric choice!
    I'll have to scout out a bag to make a liner for now.

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  20. You did a fabulous job, Anita! I need to make one. My standard case is so....blagh! Thanks for linking with Air Your Laundry Friday! xo Jami

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  21. Great idea! You're right - the regular bags are so ugly!

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  22. This is SOOOOO cute! I love the fabric and the bags and everything - makes me really wish I could sew! : )

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  23. That is amazing. I've been wanting to make something like this, but I'm not creative enough to make it up. Please make a tutorial if possible! =)

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  24. wait you made this? AH you NEED TO SELL THESE ASAP. I cannot seem to find any 'cool' camera bag and this thing is frickin awesome! Let me know if you ever want to sell them I will be first on the list to buy one.

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  25. please post a tutorial on how to do this..thanks

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  26. Would love to see your tutorial! You give the bag a bit more freedom to go around the insert and looks like you used more foam on inside dividers!

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