Turn a purse into a camera bag
May 28, 2012
Photo: Make It and Love It
I was totally inspired last week when I ran across this tutorial on Make It and Love It for transforming a purse into a camera bag. I have probably the ugliest camera bag around... and it's not big enough to hold extra lenses. We purchased it quickly because we needed it and didn't really worry too much about the design. But as I've acquired more lenses and started carrying my camera around more, I realized it's really impractical (did I mention ugly?).
Since cute camera bags cost an arm and a leg (upwards of $100), I think I'll probably end up following a tutorial like this one to transform an affordable bag into a camera bag. I love that Ashley on Make It and Love It also uses the compartments to hold things like keys, diapers, toys, and snacks; I usually carry my camera around when I have a diaper bag full of stuff for my daughter anyway, so why not combine the two?
I am loving some of the bags at Forever21 right now, like this striped canvas bag (left, $27.80). But I'm also thinking that a faux leather messenger bag (right, $19.50) might be a good option so that I can convince my husband to carry it sometimes too!