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• Camera Bag / Man Purse

Added Mar 12, 2008

by jeffrey

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Here is my new canvas Camera Bag / Man Purse. It’s 7 inches wide and 10 inches tall. This is mine and I’m making two more for friends.

Material Notes

I used Brown canvas, foam (to pad the sides and bottom of the bag), piping, and hardware: zipper, d rings, and a buckle.





I copied a faux-Leather camera bag I had bought from a thrift store

If you buy a piece of fabric only get 14" (of a 55") bolt (inches)

cut the strap, 4", from the width of the bolt – then fold and press and sew for a strap that 1.25-1.5" wide

The side panels
top is two panels
bottom is one panel

You also need some foam:

2 pieces
and one piece for the bottom

you want the width of the bag to be 4 inches all around so keep a close track on the seam allowance these measurements give.

I know these are not super-complete instructions, but figuring it out is have the fun…right?

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    Sep 13, 2008, 11.48 AMby Nigel Mansfield

    I want one! im gonna go and rummage through my stash of material thanks for the inspiration…

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    Aug 10, 2008, 12.01 AMby freelancergal

    Nicely done, the bag looks great and very functional!

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    Jul 2, 2008, 05.12 AMby merita

    I love it .. do you have a pattern for this kind of bag? Maybe you should do a “how to” … because you make great bags.

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    Mar 14, 2008, 04.06 AMby marmota-b

    Oh, great job! I also like how you used canvas and that it looks more like a general bag – could used as one, I’m sure. I guess I should make one for me, too – even though with more room also for the cable and memory card and batteries… but this one will serve like a perfect inspiration!

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    Mar 13, 2008, 06.13 PMby robinrenee

    Wow, very nice with the piping. I don’t think I would have the patience. Good job!

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    Mar 13, 2008, 11.13 AMby bally-ball

    You are really talented. I was looking for a camera bag just a week ago. The camera bags out there were just so plain. I thought of making one myself but I didn’t have the patience. So, I just bought one :( I envy you… By the way, all your works are really cool and inspiring.

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    Mar 12, 2008, 04.41 PMby lemonemlyn

    I thought it was a camera bag! Good job, I especially like that it’s canvas and not faux leather, it makes it look more like a “bag” then just a “camera bag”. Also I think you’re the first guy I’ve seen on here, props to you.

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    Mar 12, 2008, 04.30 PMby mmmrphs

    Looks really cool. Hmm, I think I’m going to need a camera bag too before we go on holidays later this year. My plastic polaroid has a bag, but my SLR is currently left to the elements (one of those elements being me).

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    Mar 12, 2008, 01.56 PMby anek

    as I saw the thumbnail, I knew it was by you. great job, especially the piping.

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