I came across many tutorials for making your own camera purse. Some were complicated, others super simple. I ultimately decided that, for me, this post, and this post were most helpful. I took those two posts and went to work making my own camera purse!
The longest part of this whole process was finding the perfect purse to convert into a camera bag. I wanted something cheap and large enough to hold my camera plus all the stuff I usually put in my purse. I found a ton of purses that fit those criteria, but they didn't fit my last criteria--it had to have a zipper. I FINALLY found this purse on sale for $10!!
I already had fabric and thread on hand so the only other thing I needed to buy was 1 inch foam. I found it at my local craft store. (I opted not to use Velcro like in the above tutorials for reasons I'll explain later.) I got home from the craft store, measured the inside of my purse pocket and cut the foam to fit.
After measuring and cutting the foam, it was time to cover it. To make sure I got a tight fit, I sewed three sides inside out with the foam in the middle, took the foam out, turned it right side out, then stuffed the foam back in and sewed the last side.
So what do you think? Super simple huh? And the best part, it was all done for less than $20!! It took about 2 hours to make but that was, for the most part, because I kept getting interrupted by my girls and husband.
Have you, or will you make your own camera bag/purse?