I have been wanting a camera bag/purse for about a year now. I also bought foam and fabric a year ago but didn’t get any farther on the project. Finally, I decided to buy one last week, but when I went to check out, shipping bumped the price just over $100. While I was ready to pay the crazy price of $89, $102 just seemed a little steep!
So, I finally decided – why not, let’s see what I can do! And I’m glad I did – I love how my camera bag turned out!
My quick and easy way involving very little measuring and NO SEWING! That’s right, I used hot glue to “sew” the fabric. So, here’s the materials I started with:
(note: I used 1 inch foam, but it probably doesn’t need it to be quite that thick…however, I just wanted to make sure my camera would be extra safe!!)
I pretended like I was wrapping a present around the foam pieces and used hot glue to keep the fabric in place. I did one skinny long piece for the bottom of the purse, two long side pieces, two short side pieces, and one small middle piece.
I hot glued the long side pieces to the bottom pieces.
And I simply placed the short side pieces of foam on the sides of the piece. They stay in place just fine that way.
You can see I stuck a strip of velcro (soft side) on the middle of the long side sections. This is so I can adjust the middle piece – which has the hard velcro on the sides) to wherever I want. I could also add more of these if I ever saw the need for it, but for now I’m good.
And Ta-Da! Here’s my camera placed safely in its new camera bag/purse! She loves it and is wondering why it took me to long to make her such a nice home! If you have ever thought about making your own camera bag – stop thinking and just do it! And use hot glue if you are not a sewing person. Honestly, once it’s in the bag, you can’t tell!
Seriously, this took me about an hour while watching TV. I don’t know why I waited so long to do it – and am so glad I didn’t spend $102 on one! I’m so happy with how it turned out.
Here I am on vacation in California modeling my new camera bag!
And my sister was having fun snapping pictures…so here’s a couple more un-posed ones!
Come see more of my fun projects and to check out pictures of my California trip!
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