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    Thursday
    Sep272012

    Blue Jean Camera Bags

    Sharing two bags I sewed for our upcoming trip.

     

    The first pouch is for my older daughter's pocket camera... for days when she has no pockets. I've got to buy some velcro and stitch that on, and then it will be finished. My younger daughter wants one too!

    Next, a larger bag for my camera.

    I "quilted" the patchwork placed at back of the flap so that when I opened it I'd be happy to see rainbows. This is the back of that patchwork quilting.

    I added the pocket after stitching the bag together, and obviously that was a bad move; should have been done well before that. The needle snagged on the gap between fabrics as I sewed semi-blindly, and the needle broke. The 1/2" piece of needle was nowhere to be found, so I took the top plate off and then the bobbin, then the thing that holds the bobbin in place and there it was! Scary to think what damage that could have done. Anyhow, the spot on the other side of the pocket is dorky so I might have to come up with a solution for that. I didn't put it on the outside, but now I think that would've been better, with a little snap or something to keep it closed.

     


    This bag is for my Nikon D90 with the 50mm prime lens attached. Camera cases "on the market" have space for the body with a zoom or kit lens but it's the small 50mm I usually have on the camera body. The idea is that this bag will serve to protect the camera while in the backpack, one step better than just putting it inside {which is what I usually do}. I have a case for the camera and a few lenses that will protect it during travel, but it's not something I'd carry around. I want to be as light as possible. 

    Fun...
    1. Hanna shared my painted envelope that I sent her with journal goodies inside.
    2. Featuring Magazine Issue #2 {a print mag you can order here} is out in the world and I cannot wait to see it! I am honored and still not believing that my work is in this issue.
    3. In Issue #2 {this must be a trend} of Less and Jane's Put it on Paper Zine, you'll find my article, "Creative Experimentation" along with pages of ideas for creative experiments.
    4. Traci Bunkers is the creative chaperone for 30 Days of Get Your Art On in October. I'll be on the road much of the month, but I hope you will pop over and get involved.
    5. I'm entranced by this graffiti-esque hotel room in Paris and I really want to live in that room. If the link isn't good, it's the "tilt" room.
    6. The daily paper prompts will remain at Daisy Yellow so if you are just getting started and want to add creativity to your days, start with DPP #1 and work your way through one by one. On September 30, the 61st prompt will be posted. 

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    Reader Comments (7)

    OK, I have to lie down and rest a while, after reading everything you are up to. Dang! WHERE do you get your energy?

    09.27.2012 | Unregistered CommenterKerowynA

    I love it! I have been thinking about doing something with old denims for so long.....thinking quilt, thinking reupholstering a sofa, etc. Thanks for bringing back the denim bag!

    09.27.2012 | Unregistered Commenterthecsweet

    Make a little applique patchwork piece to go over the part that you do not like so much. Use fabric paint on it- Jacqard Lumiere is my Fav! http://www.jacquardproducts.com/lumiere.html or Funky duct tape is your quickest cover up!
    Love your daughters bag . Re-purposing Jeans and other clothing is so very satisfying.
    Have a fantastic adventure!
    Broken needles are just a pain. Plain and simple. Hitting a pin or sewing through something really bulky, hitting a button when stitching it on are the most common reasons that I break needles.

    09.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCArol

    Carol, Yes an applique might be the answer for the back of that pocket. Another thought was to put another pocket on top! Even though it wouldn't be very useful it would look cute. I shall investigate the suggested fabric paint - that would be a new experiment for me!

    09.28.2012 | Registered Commentergypsy

    Um - Lumiere is just plain yummy and has so many uses. There is also Textile color and Neopaque all for fabric. They have a soft hand on the fabric and cover anything very well. I have always used Lumiere or other to stamp on fabric. You can also buy acrylic Textile medium to add to any acrylics that you have . . . :):) to turn them into fabric paint. If the item will be washed frequently then heat setting is a good idea. Textile medium can be found by almost all manufacturers of acrylics. Golden, Delta, Plaid etc.. So much fun ahead of you!!

    09.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterCArol

    I have a D90 too!

    09.28.2012 | Unregistered CommenterStargirl

    Carol, Thanks BUNCHES for the helpful info on fabric painting. I admit I've always been hesitant because I didn't want it to feel crunchy or to peel off. I've long wanted to use stamps on fabric and this gives me a lot of idea fodder.

    09.28.2012 | Registered Commentergypsy

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