Some years ago, my buddy Jefe asked me to make him a camera bag. And I, being the unsure, nervous, and honestly forgetful mess that I'd been, took about a year and a half to get around to making it.
Just a simple bag that would fit the body of the camera, an extra lens or two. I had to make it sturdy- I'm not sure if you knew this, but cameras are very precious. Up until this point, I'd only made soft goods canvas bags lined with canvas- a defined shape but not much structure. That meant finding a material with which to line the self of the bag (attaching to the lining wasn't an option because it was going to be a washable Nylon, which would leave an unsightly impression)
I've got a little video here, compiled from Instagram stories, of the process, which only took a weekend after I finally decided to stop finding excuses not to make it.
Some highlights of the construction process there, including me forgetting to put the straps on before I put the panels together and had to re-do everything. But! That's why we keep a seam ripper within arm's reach, innit? You don't sketch without an eraser, and you don't sew without a seam ripper.
Here's the final product but I still haven't managed to get a photo of it. I really need to learn to photograph things in studio before I send them out into the wild. Oh well, lesson learned.
Maybe some day I'll make beautiful videos. 'til then you just get this video taken at night in the most unnatural of lights.