DIY: From Purse to Camera Bag

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Camera bags can be very expensive, and many of them aren’t very cute. This post is really for me—motivation to get crafty. Why? My camera is in need of a new home on the cheap. Vanilla & Lace has a nice tutorial on how to make a camera bag out of a purse. This DIY version includes a little sewing.

DIY Camera Bag


If the no-sew route is for you, check out Moms Who Click. This site has DIY camera bag examples and a simple “how to.”


  1. Purse
  2. Foam
  3. Fabric
  4. Velcro
  5. Hot glue gun for the no-sew
  6. Scissors
  7. Optional cardboard for base (if your bag needs more support)