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Make your own camera bag

There are so many fabulous camera bags out there right now. I know you've been wanting one but that $90, $200, $350 price tag is a bit out of your budget, right? Or maybe they just aren't quite your style. That was me. Not quite my style and a bit pricey to justify. I'd rather spend more money on the camera than the bag. Using a few different examples around the web with some tutorials and semi tutorials I created my own. (like this one from Vanilla & Lace, Tales of a Wife, or My Messy Manger)  

All you need to create your own DIY camera bag is a bag that has good space, some foam, fabric and either some fabric glue or a sewing machine. Velco is useful and optional. You don't even need to know how to sew!

Two diy camera bagsThe best part about my DIY camera bag? The safety padding fits in more than one of my bags. I can change it out whenever I want! So for the price of an $80 camera bag I have 2 very nice bags. If you are a bargain shopper you could definitely make your own for less than $20. This is not a tutorial but if you combine this tutorial with my photos you'll be able to easily figure out how to create your own.

Bag One DIY Camera Bag-4407(an ordinary bag)

DIY Camera Bag-4409

DIY Camera Bag-

Bag Two

DIY Camera Bag-4416

   DIY Camera Bag--2
DIY Camera Bag-4414

The Insert

DIY Camera Bag-4411

DIY Camera Bag-4413

The Adjustable Lens Protector

DIY Camera Bag-4398

DIY Camera Bag-4400

DIY Camera Bag-4402

Make sense? What do you think? Want to make your own camera bag?

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  1. says

    This is brilliant! I think I might also make it so that I can toss it into my purse, since I have been just wrapping my camera in a kitchen towel and carrying it in my purse now.

  2. says

    I love this idea. Seriously, a few minutes before I found this post, I was looking at camera bags online and gawking at the outrageous prices! Thank you so much for posting this! I think I’m going to use your tutorial and run with it. Don’t be surprised if I link to your page when I post my own bag in the next week or so :).

  3. Patty says

    This is super awesome! I have searched and searched for this idea. I am unable to find the pattern and instructions. Will you tell me where this can be found!
    Thank you!

  4. Holly says

    This is a great idea! I have a camera bag but sometime want a little more room to carry my smaller digital with me as well so this will solve that problems. Thank you for the idea>

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