A tutorial to make a camera bag insert to use in a purse and avoid the standard black boxy camera bag.
My birthday was earlier this week and I got myself a really fantastic birthday present! I have been saving my money a long time to get myself a fancy schmancy new camera! I am so excited. I have been wanting this camera for ever!!
I never even considered that I would need a place to store it. But as I waited in line at the camera shop to pay for it I was eyeing a bunch of really cute bags that were way, way out of my budget. I knew Pinterest could help me out here. It only took a few minutes to find this simple tutorial. Time to go shopping.
I hit up a discount clothing store and picked up this cute bag:
It has a large zipper-top opening and deep side pockets with a handy little zipper pocket on the side.
Then, I was short on fabric as well! So I dug out this t-shirt remnant that sort-of coordinated with my fabric.
I tried to follow her directions, I really did. They were simple and easy to understand, so its not her fault. I was just adjusting as I went.
Halfway through, I decided to forgo as much Velcro as possible. Starting with the middle divider, I decided to sew it on. I just felt like it would be more stable that way. However, I could only easily sew the bottom part of the middle divider on.
Here is the finished product. Its a little sloppier than I prefer. There are too many visible seams, the topstitching isn't tight enough to the edge so the edges look a little loose and sloppy to me.
Total time: Not the one hour she had!! I had a few trouble shooting moments to take care of. I spent about four hours all together on it.
Total cost: $24.99 for the bag and around $10 for not-enough fabric and foam. (That's not including the money I spent on other fun goodies at the discount clothing store while I was in there.)
Final cost: While it is not super pretty on the outside, it is doing its job nicely. It fits in the bag, it fits my things. I could do it a whole lot better next time. But I'm going to stick with this one for now. A great idea to save some cash!