DIY Camera inlay for a purse

During my various trips to different cities I got somehow fed up that I had to decide if I want to take my camera with camera bag with me or if I want to just take a normal purse. Most of the times I didn’t wanted to leave my camera behind so I took my camera bag, but that one was kind of small and also didn’t look as nice as my own bag (you remember my nice sheepbag?). So I had this vague idea that I could make an inlay for my bag, so that I can put my camera in a safe place within my bag.

Last week I started to Google around a bit and and found two pages where they describe how to do it (you can find them here and here). So on Saturday I went to the market on the mainland and found a stand were they sell foam in different sizes and thickness. I bought a 50x50cm and 2 cm thick piece, because they only sold foam thicker then 2cm in smaller pieces (I would had preferred a 1 cm thickness). At home I tried a first layout and soon discovered that it would fill my whole purse, which was not what I intended. So I first wanted to stop the project, but it kept sneaking back into my mind. So on Sunday I tried another layout and it turned out to work much better.

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The bottom with the 2 cm thick foam

For that I cut a part of the foam in the middle to reduce the thickness. and then fitted the parts to the fabric which I still had leftover from the Sheepbag project, where I didn’t use it at all.

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The finished bottom

 

As I wanted to add some inlays that should support the camera I added a Velcro band to it.

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Attaching the Velcro

Now I just had to sew the outer part of the fabric together and attache the two sides.

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Finishing the side

Now the only part left was attaching the upper part to the bottom which unfortunately has to be done by hand. I only did it really roughly so far but will do it better the following days.

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The two parts attached to each other

And then it’s already finished, the inlays for stabilization have to wait a bit 😉

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The camera in the bag (this was taken with my phone camera, not as bad as I expected it to be)

sorry for the bad pictures but the light in my room is not really the best 😉

Cheers,

Sarina

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