Monday, May 28, 2012

The Bella Pouch (& A New Toy)


I got a new toy a couple of months ago and have really enjoyed playing around with it. This Fujifilm Instax Camera has been on my wishlist for quite some time now and I decided it was time to get one!


I love the vintage look that these wallet sized pictures have and it's so fun getting to see them instantly! It doesn't have a digital screen so you never really know what's going to develop after you snap a picture. It doesn't have a professional finish but if you're looking for a fun camera to take to the beach or just enjoy in your backyard, this is it!

I needed a pouch for it and couldn't find any cute patterns anywhere so I made my own! This is my very first pattern that isn't all squares and rectangles. I drew the pattern pieces myself and added darts for a nice round finish. The result: The Bella Pouch!






My Instax camera fits snuggly inside and I even added a roomy pocket to hold all my pictures on the go. Although it's the perfect size for this camera, I think it would also be a cute clutch or bag for any camera. I'm working on writing up a pattern for it and will have it available soon. (Pattern now available!)

I'm also working on a new free tutorial for you guys. It's something that I've received many requests for! Here's a hint: It's something I named after my mom. Can you guess what it is??

26 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! My sister has that camera...perfect!

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  2. I've never seen this camera before! It's really cool and retro! Love your bag for it and am looking forward to the pattern.

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  3. Cool! I have one of those cameras and it's so much fun! I can't wait to make a holder for mine, too!

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  4. Ok, I'm reading and reading and thinking, " Please say that you will be showing us how to make this at some point! "
    It's gorgeous!

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  5. Very clever to make your own camera pouch. I love the colors!

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  6. It's lovely Bonnie!!I'm seeeeeewwwww proud of you!! Your own patttern:D You go girl:D

    xxxx
    eleni

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  7. That is a cute camera and an even cuter pouch, Bonnie! You are so talented! When I get back to Laredo, we've gotta do a bloggers coffee so we can all meet! :)

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  8. you did a really good excellent job on the sewing. it is quite neat and precise.

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  9. Neat little camera, and I LOVE the pouch you made. It's totally inspired me to make one for my camera, can't think why I never thought of it before!!

    Judi

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  10. I really want a Bella pouch, especially for my upcoming trip. I'll go to bed tonight dreaming of being a swap partner with you & opening a Bella pouch package :)

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  11. What a cute pouch! Love how roomy it is with the

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  12. Love that pouch...can hardly wait for a pattern!

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  13. This is a lovely little pouch. The fabric is gorgeous!

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  14. I need a pouch like this for my Holga camera! Can't wait to see the pattern!

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  15. very cute! i see you used your precious fabrics for it too! ;) xo

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  16. Super cool camera and I LOVE your pouch!!

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  17. This is adorable! Great project! I'd love for you to link up to my first ever linky party, Ta-Da Tuesday :) check it out here !

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  18. I love your pouch! I need a wristlet for my camera and phone when I don't want to take a big purse. This fits the bill nicely. I love the curve!

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  19. I love the pouch! I'll be watching for the tutorial :)

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  20. Cute pouch! Stopping by from Chic on a Shoestring linky party.

    Here is what I shared: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/06/kids-roll-up-nap-blanket.html

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  21. I love it, and the colors are so yummy. I've been looking for a pattern for a Kindle pouch, and this is exactly what I want. So cute!

    ~Natalie

    Holla! We're your newest followers! :)

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  22. that is super cute! I may have to check out that camera

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  23. That camera is so cool! And I love your pouch - such a great size and shape!

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