Apr 7, 2011

A Homemade Camera Bag and Weekend Scrappy Fun

I've really been eyeing  those new camera bags that really and truly look like pocketbooks.

I decided to give it a try and alter my own pocketbook into a camera bag.  I've seen other people do this online, but I did mine quick and easy and it's far from perfect, but it works.  I used MINIMAL sewing and a lot of eye-balling.

Here's the bag I bought at TJ Max:

I got some foam at WalMart that I 'measured' and cut to fit the bag and my camera and lenses.   I had some fabric at home, so I didn't need to buy that.  I was surprised that I had fabric at home that matched the bag! I covered the foam with the fabric and used velcro to attach it to the pocketbook lining so I could change things around.

Here's my new camera bag:

Yes, it's a bit "puffy" and it doesn't have a shoulder strap, but I REALLY like it.  The best thing?  It was easy! I bought everything Wednesday afternoon and by Wednesday midnight, it was all done.  The other best thing?  Didn't cost much at all:

bag:  $35
foam: $6.50
fabric: from my stash
velcro: from my stash

total: $41.50 - not bad at all!

Check this out!  Staying home Saturday night?  Can't make it to Tennessee for the JBS Warehouse sale? Then come to our mini online crop!

Sure to be a good time!

and then this Sunday friends and family are walking with me on our yearly Walk MS event to raise money for research, aid, education, and more for those suffering from MS.  This was my wonderful team "Strike out MS" last year:

A neighbor has a friend that he sponsors every year in an intense Bike MS ride.  This year, the rider, whom I've never met, and have never spoken to, is riding with my name written on his bandana. 

Thank you thank you.

Perhaps a cure in our lifetime?


  1. Wow your bag looks amazing. Good luck with the walk

  2. The bag is very clever~it turned out beautiful!! great job!!!


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