Friday, March 26, 2010
Lights Camera Action!
Kylie from Chasing Purple Dreams put in a request a little while back for a custom made camera bag.
I've never tried to make anything like this before, but I'm always ready for a challenge.
She emailed through a sketch of the bag, and the dimensions that she needed to fit her camera accessories...
.....which I then used to sketch out my cutting / construction plan from.
The most important thing was to make sure that it had a really good structure, but also soft cushioning for the equipment.... and now I know why Nikki was gushing over the S320 interfacing!
The shot above is the work in progress bag outer - denim interfaced with S320 and then iron-on wadding over the top - the structure it gives is amazing.
The inner of the bag needed to have separate sections for each piece of equipment, so after a few days of thinking, and a chat with Nikki, I decided to make removable inserts.
The bag lining has two strips of velcro running along either side. The removable padded inserts just slot in and attach to the velcro.
Kylie requested an adjustable strap, so I used some nice antique brass hardware.
The front of the bag has a zippered pocket (I think I've finally lost my fear of sewing zips), and a side release buckle closure. I couldn't use a magnetic closure as I don't think it would be safe for camera equipment.
It's on the way to Kylie's house now, so I hope she likes it!