DIY Camera Bag

Almost as soon as I got my camera, I have been looking for a bag to tote it around in. I didn’t want a bag that screamed “I’m holding a camera!” After browsing the web a new trend was very appealing to me – a Purse/Camera Bag. A bag that looks and acts like a purse but is also outfitted with projection for your camera and photography gear. One problem…I did not have the money to splurge.

On Pinterest I saw that others were making their own – so I jumped on the band wagon!

First, I picked out a purse suitable for the project. I was looking for something of medium size. It need to have structured walls and a flat bottom. In addition, I wanted it to close with a zipper. And of course – stylish!

Purse camera bag

I found this steal at Kohl’s on sale for $40. My favorite things about it? The camel color, pattern, and shoulder strap.

Using the same fabric from the strap I made, I fashioned a divider for the inside to cushion the camera. It is basically a fabric box. To protect the camera there is a double layer of batting in between the two fabrics.

Purse insert

Purse insert

Purse insert

I love the way it turned out. Now my camera can go on the road with me!

Purse camera bag

If I did this project again I would consider buying foam to put in the box divider to protect my camera even more, but you can’t beat free materials! The total cost of this project was the cost of the purse – $40!

xoxo,

Alexandrea Nicole

Alex is a member of the GE Creative Team and is the eldest daughter within the trio. Her formal training is in education where she teaches Family & Consumer Science classes. The best part of teaching is and getting to use her passion for creativity everyday. Some of her favorites include sewing clothing, quilting, and scrapbooking.