Monday, July 21, 2008

On a Small Scale

With the leftover scraps from my denim bag, I decided to make a matching camera case! My former case was very convenient, very useful, and very ugly. I decided to settle for less convenience and more style. Logical, right?

This poor bag went through about three design stages before I hit on just the right size and shape.

For the lining (more Tracy Porter!), I used some fusible batting in my stash, and then quilted it on my mahcine. It adds an extra layer of padding and an extra dimension of style!

A clip and wristband on the side were an absolute must -- not only can I carry it on my wrist, but it also clips onto the handy hook in my denim handbag.

I debated about a closure, but eventually came up with a way to recycle one of the snaps from the original denim skirt:

And I just couldn't resist a bow. Really, I couldn't.

I'm ready to start taking snapshots now!


  1. Wow!! Shannon that's gorgeous! My sister needs one of those.:)


  2. What a cute camera bag! I too, am still looking for one, and haven't really found one that I like. I have had the thought of knitting and then felting one, and then emroidering it. I still like that idea, but I just have other pressing needlework projects.

    Very cute idea! I hope you don't mind if I borrow some ideas!

    Have a very bright, very cheerful day!
    Miss Eyebright

  3. Hi Shannon
    You do such beautiful work! You're very talented! Yes, that bag sure beats the "ugly" traditional styles that they sellat the store.
    It'd be nice if you would sell some.

  4. That is adorable! I love the contrast of the red/blue on the outside and the sweet quilted lining! What a fabulous idea! We have one of those poly black canvasy things from Wal Mart but lost it. . .now I have inspiration to make a new one, AND make it cute at the same time!! What a darling project!

  5. Thanks!

    Miss Eyebright, I don't mind at all if you use any of my ideas. I'm an "idea-borrower" myself :)

    Irene, thanks for the compliment! Hmm, that's an idea to think about...

    Sarah Jane, good luck with your camera bag! It's so great to be able to use scraps and create something useful at the same time :)

    Yours in Christ,

  6. It is SO cute!! I just love the little bow!

  7. That is such a great idea Shannon! We can never find a camera case that actually fits our camera, I will have to give this a try.

  8. That is adorable! Thanks for sharing it.


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