As written in my previous posts of Greece being a leather Walhalla ( and it is…!) I was looking for a bag that just didn’t shout out… “My camera is in here, take it!”. I don’t know what you think of those, but most often they are functional and that’s about it. Don’t even start with me about the look of them… Also in Greece, I just couldn’t find a leather one I liked. Since I like to take my camera with my on city trips, and burglars are everywhere, and with the most beautiful Greek piece of leather at home, I thought let’s make a camera bag myself.
One bag at a time…no way
I know, I know, I am already making like 10 different projects at once. But as long as I am not working for an order yet, I can do whatever I want. One day, I will continue with the Chanel inspired (as you can read here) quilted piece of leather, the other day with the ladies bag (part one can be read over here) but today I want to make a camera bag.
I have the perfect design from a while back and with the latest techniques, I learned in Greece I created the perfect camera bag in my mind. Also on Pinterest, I see some details in bags every once in a while. I like to collect and apply them in my own manner in my designs. For example, I loved the ‘tucked-in technique’ for the D-rings I saw for some handles in another bag. But right now those two pieces will be the sides of my bag and the shoulder strap will be attached to the D-rings.
I have always wondered, how do you get a sharp but rounded edge the same time. Apparently, you can solve this with a double edge as you can see in the image below; with a little piece of leather between the main body of the bag and the sides. You sew one edge with ‘raw sides’ facing each other together. The other side of the small strip can be sewed with the ‘smooth sides’ facing each other. Once I am finished I will show you what I mean if you can’t follow me anymore haha…
Soon I will discuss the hardware I have used in this bag and what kind of hardware you might need to make your own bags. In this case, I am looking for the perfect swivel hooks for the straps and a tuck lock to close the flap.
What is your current project? And how do you think I should protect the camera within the bag? Maybe some felt is the solution…? I am gonna think of it and as soon as the camera bag is finished you will, as always, be the first to know about it!!