I got my dream camera shortly before Christmas. For Christmas, my sis gave me a camera bag. It has served me quite well. No broken cameras here, thank you very much.
But yesterday, I ordered a new lens, and the current bag won’t have room for both. I’ve been planning for this. Who gets a dslr and keeps the kit lens? Not this gal!
Anyway, bags ain’t cheap, so I started researching. I pinned this blog post. She fitted a purse out with pads to create a cute, stylish, not boring black camera bag.
You’ve figured out by now that I think I can make anything, right? Well, most of the time, I can. I do a trial and error thing that probably takes twice as long, but gets it done.
Ok. To the photos.
I started out trying to sew the velcro onto the fabric, but my machine was stubborn. So next best thing. Glue gun!
When that happens, you put toothpaste on them to remove the pain. Let it sit for an hour or two, it really helps. Sounds weird, I know. Just trust me.
I made 3 pads for the bag, and 4 pads that I can switch around to fit lenses, camera, and other goodies.
See how the pads are velcroed in? I can change them around. I made an extra one too.
Healing nicely, thank you. I’ve never had a burn from a glue gun that bad before.
The only down side, I look like I’m carrying two purses. I’ll have to throw my wallet and phone in here when I don’t want to look like a crazy bag lady.
I just wanted to show off my new duds, not really do a tutorial. I thought about it, but kept forgetting to get photos of every step.
I used 1/2 inch foam that I got from Hobby Lobby, and two different fabrics that I got from Wal Mart. Yes, ours still sells fabric.
Full disclosure: this is another blog post that I’ll be pinning from. Just so you know!
You making anything fun? Do share!