DIY Camera Wrap Bag

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We know your camera is your favorite toy so why put in in a lame generic bag?

Show your camera (or phone) a little love and make it a totally rad wrap bag to keep it protected and looking great while off duty.

Get that glassy look off your face! We promise this requires only the teensiest bit of sewing.

PLUS as pay-off you get to customize it with any fabric/strap combo you choose.

Cats? Sequins? DO IT!

Learn How to Make Your Own Camera Wrap Bag

WHY IT’S COOL

It’s a camera bag that wraps around the body of your camera while you use the camera’s own strap to carry it. Camera = Protected + Stylin’

Ingredients:

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  • Fabric of your choosing – go for hardy fabrics that won’t fray too much such as canvas and faux leather
  • Felt – for the inside of your bag
  • A ribbon or some rope to use as a wrap-around closure
  • Fabric Scissors
  • Double Sided Hem Tape (like this)
  • Pins
  • Sewing Machine (or if you’re more the hand sewing type some cotton thread and sewing needle is perfectly fine)
  • Template – reduced/enlarged in size based on the size of your camera

STEP 1: Cut

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Pin your template to fabric and cut out your two pieces.

A T-shape for the outer, and comfy felt L-shaped piece for the inner.

STEP 2: Sew Outer

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Referring to the template, you want to sew together the edges of side A to A, B to B etc – with their right sides facing each other.

You may want to pin all sides together before sewing so that you can get a visual understanding of where each side needs to go.

This is the trickiest bit so once you get past the this step it’s all downhill, pinky promise!

STEP 3: Sew Inner

beforeYou have now mastered the sewing! So quickly repeat step 2 using the felt.

STEP 4: Flip it

beforeCheck you out! You have totally made 2 super awesome bags!

Flip the outer bit inside out so that the right sides are showing outward.

The inner bit can stay inside out because we want to hide the sewn edges.

STEP 5: Tape

beforeUsing the double sided hem tape (what an amazing invention right?) tape a strip all around inside edge of the outside bag.

This will stick your inner to outer so if you’re not sure where to tape, have a look where the two bags overlap.

STEP 6: Slide

beforeSlide the inner into the outer bag, remove protective layer from the double sided tape and stick the top edges of the two layers together.

STEP 7: Sew close

beforeUse a few stitches to sew a piece of ribbon or rope to the inside of the top flap of your bag.

STEP 8: That’s a Wrap

beforeGo grab your camera (or phone in a Rangefinder Case with a strap) and place it inside the bag so that it is sitting snugly within the felt inside bit.

Pull over the flap between your camera’s strap and wrap the ribbon or rope all around.

Taking It Further

  • Stamp or draw your own design on the fabric using textile paint or markers
  • Want more protection? Reinforce the walls between the inner and outer bits with cardboard or another layer of felt
  • Now that your camera has an awesome bag, make it an equally awesome strap to match
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You love love, and you love it big time. So, go BIG this Valentine’s Day.

Print up a 3 foot x 4 foot Engineer Print to show your love BIG time.

Read along to see three fun ways to spread the love to friends, crushes and soulmates using photos!

 

1. Mailbox Surprise

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Just fold up your Engineer Print, pop it in an envelope and mail it to your long-distance love.

Parabo Press’s EPs (as the cool kids call ‘em) are printed on extra thin paper, perfect for easy hanging and mailing too!

Yeah, your print will get creases in it, but we just love the idea of your giftee unfolding and unfolding and unfolding to reveal the biggest Valentine they’ve ever received.

 

2. Pin the Heart on the Babe

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We may have spent a bit extra time on this part of the photoshoot in the Photojojo Office … this game is serious fun! Everyone gave it a go.

Print up a photo of your favorite heartthrob, cut out some hearts, procure a blindfold, give the first contestant a good spin, and watch them just try to find their way to that cutie’s heart.

It’s the perfect pastime for a Galentine’s Party or a cozy night in – just you, mood music, a box of chocolates and an EP of Michael B. Jordan.

 

3. Surprise! I love you!

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Engineer Prints (available in color and B&W) are the perfect width to tape in your
standard door.

Tape your face looking into a room with an inward opening door to give your favorite someone a BIG surprise.

Just make sure your intended recipient is in the room when you stick up that print.

 

 

What are you waiting for?

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Three Lovely Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Using Photos

We get it. You need the perfect costume idea.

Whelp, if you like snapping photos and having fun (you sound like our favorite kind of person) look no further!

Check out four easy costume ideas that’ll get you all the best candy (full size only).


Inspector Gadget

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Fill a trench coat with gizmos and give your friends a fright followed by relief when they realize you did not dress as a streaker.

YOU’LL NEED:


Instagram

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Hang the Photo Rope from your neck and use magnets to hang your favorite photos. You’re everyone’s favorite stream of photos. *Liked*

GATHER:

  • A Black Outfit
  • Photo Rope
  • Square Prints (get ‘em free from Parabo Press)


A Beautiful Unicorn

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Throw magical colorful clouds around, wherever you go! The more color you fling the more colorful your costume will become.

INGREDIENTS:

A Real-Live Photo Booth

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Document your favorite costumes and hand out prints as you go. You can even charge your pals for print … just like a real photo booth.


JUST COLLECT:

Do you have a super photo-related costume idea? Tell us over on Instagram – we’re @photojojo. Or, show us with #photojojo.

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