I can make a thousand bags and still need more. I first designed this Drawstring Bag pattern for my camera bag and I still use it every single day. I thought it was time for a new one and wanted to make it boldly coloured. This Melody Miller ‘Ruby Star Rising’ Transistor Radio print that I had in my stash was perfect. It was only after I had made it that I realized that I had been totally inspired by Katherine’s camera bag made with the same Transistor Radio print in the softer colours! I found the perfect cotton ribbon at Mokuba for the drawstring and I just used little bits of the Transistor Radio print to make the hexagon tabs.
I love the bold colour palette of this print so much, I’ve decided to use it as a starting point for my Scrappy String Quilt colours. I’ve started making the blocks and I’m really excited to see how this turns out!
This particular project is LONG overdue. I’ve been carrying my camera around in a ratty shoe bag for way to long. I was really inspired by this amazing knitting bag that Amanda made. It made me realize that my camera bag could be a simple drawstring pouch.
After making my Far Far Away II Birdie Sling, I was totally psyched to make my camera pouch out of the same collection. I’ve never made a lined drawstring pouch before, so I worked out a little mock up in muslin fabric and figured out the perfect way to make it all come together.
I used the blue Owl and the Pussy Cat fabric for the outside with some scraps of the grey Roses for the contrast top. I quilted circles with orange thread around the suns with batting underneath the fabric to add a little padding. I love how this looks! For the inside of the bag, I used the orange Man in the Moon print and did some more circle quilting around the moons. I put another layer of batting beneath the lining fabric too.
The drawstrings are actually a grey shoelace that Andrew had that he never used. My favourite detail is the little hexagon tabs I added to the end of the drawstring. eek! Too cute.
I’m so excited by how this turned out! I love it so much and can’t believe I waited so long to make this for my camera. I can finally check this off ‘My List of Crafty Things to Do‘!
p.s. i wanted to show my camera with the bag, but couldn’t since I was using it to take the photos!!