|I can’t believe I made this!|
So my mother suggested that since I just graduated from a Fibre program, I make a bag for my new camera, instead of buying one. At first, I thought, “yeah, maybe,” and then later, perhaps more realistically, “I’ll probably end up buying one at some point.” But then, I don’t want to spend all my money on a (probably boring) camera bag, so last night I looked on the internet for a pattern. There are lots of patterns for point and shoot digital cameras, but those patterns weren’t going to work for my new DSLR.
So I decided to just wing it. I used some material I already had in my stash, and some foam I found in my studio. There are a couple things I need to fix yet, such as rounding off the goofy front corner, and and adding a decorative strip around the top of the lid, for visual interest and to hide the slightly uneven stitching. But overall, I’m impressed with myself. It looks like a camera bag!
The bag is padded to protect the camera, has a zipper, and pockets of various sizes on both the inside and the outside. The strap is actually two “straps,” so the length is adjustable, and it looks really cute tied in a bow.
It looks good, is sturdy, and is the right size!
It’s nice when things work the way you envision them.