Today, I’m pleased to introduce you to the Paparazzi Bag PDF sewing pattern (also available on paper!)! It is available now in my pattern shop! This bag was specifically created to be a camera bag, but of course would make a great purse! I’ve seen a lot of store-bought camera bags, but most of them are messenger-style with a flap. I wanted a camera-bag that was a bit more stylish, that looked like a purse but with the functionality of a camera bag.
I am not a photographer by any means; I wanted a bag that I could take to Quilt Market that would help me organize my things better. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I just throw my camera in a bag with all my other essentials; it’s not organized at all and it’s not fun having to shift around for what I need. The bag has outer compartments for personal items (two front flap pockets, and there is also a zippered pocket on the back of the bag), and inside is perfect for storing your camera, and there is also room for a lens and flash.
For my bag, I used fabric from Tula Pink’s ‘Prince Charming’ line. I tried my best to fussy-cut around the frogs, especially for the front pockets, and I think I might have done too good of a job, because in some photos that I took of this bag, I could hardly make out the front pockets. I suppose this is both a good and a bad thing…in person, though, the bag is extremely striking! I always use Aurifil 40wt. thread; especially when working with layers of interfacing, I feel that it gives the layers a tighter hold and you don’t see threads on your seams (maybe you know what I mean).