Now that I have this fantastic camera, I needed an equally fantastic camera bag. Well, I looked around a little and if I wanted one that was pretty, I would have to mortgage my house :)
You know I would find a way to make one for myself. Because it’s a holiday here today (Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canucks), there were no stores open, so I could only use what I had around the house.
Another consideration was that I wanted something that could also be used as a bag on it’s own, just in case I was able to find a nice camera bag for cheap :)
This is what I came up with.
I started with two fabrics that I used to recover my chairs. I needed some foam, but didn’t have any handy. I searched around in the garage after exhausting my craft room, and there I found an old life jacket! Use what you have.
There are a few tutorials on making the insert for a camera bag, so I won’t go over it again. The one that I found most helpful can be found at Blue . Lace . House .
The bag itself is reversible. I found an excellent tutorial to make it at Little Girl Pearl, adjusting the dimensions to my needs.
I’ve come to realize that sewing Velcro is the pits; I’d rather chew nails.
A sweet camera bag that cost me absolutely nothing. You can’t beat free (unless I were to get a fabulous bag for Christmas, hint hint)
No one will ever know that it’s a camera bag, therefore making it less likely to be stolen, I hope :)