With all the knowledge of the previous post about bag hardware, I have made a selection for the camera bag. I was good to go and finished the bag. In case you missed the first part of the making of, click here. Since my camera is still at the repair shop… I have done the best I could with my phone camera but I’m sorry for the poor quality… Alright, let’s start with part II:
Choices, choices and even more choices
As you have read in the hardware post, you know by now that even when you have designed your bag according to my ‘design in 10 steps’ you aren’t done. You will have to make some choices. For example, what colour hardware do I like? Or which one of these 3 swivel-hooks should I choose? I have chosen for chrome coloured hardware since I just love the combination with the rough brown leather. Gold or brass coloured hardware might have made it a little bit more ‘cheap-looking’. Such small choices will make a big difference in the end so try, evaluate and choose!
Besides the swivel-hooks, I continued the chrome colour choice in the buckle, the tuck-lock and the D-rings as you could have seen in the previous post. If you are interested, I might make a post about how to make a belt, or add a buckle to a strap…well let me know!
To give the bag a little body I have chosen to reinforce the bottom and add some feet. Don’t forget to first add the feet to the bottom part so you won’t see any of it inside the bag. Besides that, you don’t want to have scratches on your camera. It is a little bit more stitching but in the end, you will be happy you’ve done it. At least I am ;)!
And as always, the last step is to finish all the edges, (besides the once you have already done in between the stitching) to protect them from water and dirt. I have chosen to slightly darken the edges to match the stitching thread and show the designed shape more dramatically.
One pretty camera bag!
Well, I am finished. All I have to wait for is my camera… Luckily I have done the measurements of the size before I send it off so I am sure it will fit in it perfectly. What do you think of the rough Greek leather from the discovered real deal leather supplier in Chania? Doesn’t it look great? I love it! Maybe a little extra rehydration (click here for more info on how to take care of your leather bag) and a DIY hand made dust bag for this one as well!