Since I've had my DSLR and extra lens I've found it very difficult to actually carry my camera with me. This results in many missed photo ops.My camera came with a nice camera bag, but it just wasn't me. Black, boxy and bulky. And I didn't want to carry a bag,purse and diaper bag. You can buy really beautiful ones from Jo Totes and Epiphanie, but they are sooo expensive. And I didn't really love the styles, definitely not enough to drop that kind of cash on one.
Jo Totes $89 + shipping = $102.95
Epiphanie $167 + shipping = $179.18
Hmmm....what to do??? Well make my own of course!!!! I found an excellent tutorial at Tatortots and Jello.
I went to TJ Maxx on the search for a good bag to make over. I found one that I loved! And it was only $20.
Then it was off to Joanns. I got headliner fabric($4), plastic canvas sheet(.99), Velcro($4.50 I had some I could have used but it was brown and I wanted black), and some E6000 glue($4.50)
I used the bottom insert and dividers from the camera bag I already had. I could have made pretty ones, and maybe eventually I will. But right now I just want a bag that functions :)
So here is what I did. I opened the bottom of the bag with a seam ripper and inserted the bottom piece(above). Then I wrapped the plastic canvas in the headliner and sewed together. I inserted it into the sides of the bag through the hole. Sew the hole up and attach the velcro with glue.
Here she is!!! And I love love love it!
Total Cost: $34
And I could have saved a little bit not buying the velcro making it just under $30!!!! What a steal :)