Sewspire Padded Camera Bag PDF Tutorial


I am pleased to present a detailed 13 page tutorial for my ever popular Compact Padded Camera Bag with a Bonus! Alternative Measurements Chart which includes the measurements for the two larger sizes of camera bags which were spawned from this original compact design.

Created for the visual learner, I have included lots of photographs and illustrations.

This tutorial is a PDF and will be downloaded to your computer whereby you can save it, zoom in and/or print it, if you desire.

Material and Equipment List

–1 yard of 54” home decor weight fabric
–five 5” x 5” square pieces of 1” Nu-foam*
–two sets of snaps
–4” of hook and loop tape
–two 1.5” swivel key fobs
–two 1” o-rings
–one 1.5″ tri-glide
–half yard of 1/4” elastic
–snap tool or small hammer (if needed)
–thread to match fabric
–seam ripper
–rotary cutter, mat and ruler (optional)
–iron and ironing board
–sewing machine
–straight pins
–safety pin

*Nu Foam is an alternative foam that you can purchase at  and is ideal for this application.

Defining Details
–padded interior compartment
–compact design ideal for travel
–adjustable messenger strap
–exterior pockets for accessories

Finished Measurements
6” tall
6” wide
6” deep

All designs and illustrations are copyright protected by Andrea Chapman and Sewspire. You may not share, distribute, store in a retrieval system or sell any of these files or images within or as part of a digital or printed collection, download, CD or in commissioned or commercial designs. Digital manipulation of any portion of the file without written permission from Andrea Chapman is unlawful and strictly prohibited. All rights reserved. Sewspire © 2016.


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