Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Kitten Head Camera Bag

Kitten Head Camera Bag

Why are bags for electronics so depressing? Laptops, cameras, 'pads and 'phones. It seems like 90% of them are solid black. Why?? Ok I understand, it doesn't show dirt, it's neutral, etc, etc. BUT YOU CAN'T SEE ANYTHING INSIDE OF IT. What about all the other solid neutral colors that aren't black? What about those?

Frustrated with the camera bag choices on the market, I took matters into my own hands, leapt well past neutral into the realm of Kitten Head.

Kitten Head Camera Bag

This pattern is this one from an Etsy shop called Watermelon Wishes. I literally was searching for "camera bag pdf" and it led me to this. As it says, it's more of a tutorial than pattern - there are just cutting dimensions and then instructions - but it was exactly what I was looking for.

I like that it's smaller than a normal camera bag. It's the perfect size for my camera, charger and spare battery, and remote. So great for whenever I just want my camera and not my extra lenses and other accessories.

Plus did I mention it isn't black?

From every angle there is a fragment of a kitten face staring out at you. It's weird and I like it. Look at these eyes.

Kitten Head Camera Bag

There is an elasticized pocket on one side, although thus far I've been a little worried to put anything in it for fear of falling out.

Kitten Head Camera Bag

The much more usable pocket is a zippered one under the main flap. It's a more than ample space for the charger, battery and remote.

UPDATE: The zipper is something that I added myself. It's not part of the pattern but was easy to install!

Kitten Head Camera Bag

There are snaps on the sides that give the bag its triangular shape [also look at all the kitten eyes SO WEIRD].

Kitten Head Camera Bag

But when they are unsnapped, it gets very roomy!

Kitten Head Camera Bag

There's literally room for my DSLR camera and nothing else in the main compartment. But that's all you need!

Kitten Head Camera Bag

When I snap the sides around the camera, it is so snug and cozy in there, and it feels very protected. Each side and bottom panel has eight - EIGHT - layers of batting AND a layer of peltex sewn into it. The pattern called for foam, which I didn't have, but I DID have batting and peltex, and I was being thrifty.

Kitten Head Camera Bag

And look at this little guy on the bottom!

Kitten Head Camera Bag

I actually made this a while ago, and it's only now making it to the blog. The fabric is an ultimate favorite of mine. It's a Japanese linen/cotton blend that I bought at the now-closed Urban Craft Center have tried desperately to find online, but have failed. The selvage says "project by cotton japan". If any of you find it online I will give you my firstborn kitten.

I have to be honest, I feel a little ridiculous carrying this around.

But at least it isn't black.

17 comments:

  1. This is adorable! Carry it around with pride! :)

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  2. Oh, a little ridiculous but in the best possible way! Most awesome camera bag ever.

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  3. A very nifty design, and marvellously wonderfully kittenesque! You think that's ridiculous? THIS is ridiculous: http://fabrictragic.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/finished-crazy-cat-lady-top-aka.html
    But nonetheless a favorite!

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    1. OH MY GOSH that is amazing! and that fabric!!!

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  4. Oh I love this so much! What a great idea and that fabric is so adorable. :)

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  5. Oh I would love to carry this around!! It's the perfect size and who doesn't love kitty face!?

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  6. Oh man this is great! I want a cat purse now.

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  7. I suppose it's telling that I don't think there's anything weird about this? Your fabric seems like an obvious choice to me!

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  8. Omg! Can you please make me one? This is probably the best thing since sliced bread! Come on, there are kittens on it!

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  9. This is so cool! Question: how hard is it to sew through eight layers of batting? Will I want to punch myself in the face if I make one of my own?

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    1. It actually wasn't too bad! And also the pattern called for 1" foam, I just used batting because I already had a ton of scraps that were perfect to use up. You just have to sew a big 'x' though it and it didn't really matter if it got a little askew. A few I had to gently shove through the machine as it sewed, but other than that it was ok!

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  10. What's ridiculous is the number of people who are going to be eyeing your kitties bag with envy cuz that is beyond adorable! No need to take into consideration that I'm a cat lover or that I totally want a dress made out of that fabric or anything...

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    1. i had a friend make a Colette Ginger skirt out of it, and then she embroidered some of the cats with glow in the dark embroidery floss. it was quite spectacular.

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  11. Hahaha - their little faces!!
    This is the greatest camera bag I have ever seen :D It's also the first time I have properly considered making one. It looks like such a practical size!

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    1. it really is so great when you want to bring a camera along but don't want to lug a big clunky camera bag.

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  12. Soooo pretty.
    and it's also good that people won't think it's a camera bag.

    lovely, lovely. nothing ridiculous.

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