Here’s my next camera-related project! Using the same fabric as I did from my camera strap, and a bit of craft foam left over from my shoe insoles, I transformed a thrifted purse into a new camera case!
I knew I wanted a purse big enough to hold my camera and all of its accessories, with a zipper closure, and that would go well with the fabric I had already purchased for the inserts. Plus, I didn’t want to spend very much on it. Luckily, I found this purse on 50% off day at Goodwill, so it was only $2.50!
I cut pieces of 1″ craft foam into rectangles to fit the bottom and (long) sides of the purse. Then, I sewed a casing that would fit all three pieces, inserted the foam, and sewed lines in between to keep them in place. Since the bottom of my purse is wider than the top, the insert forms sort of a triangular shape inside. So instead of measuring pieces for the short sides, I just covered two smaller pieces of foam to stuff into the gaps.
Here’s everything that I fit into the case:
- the foam inserts
- instruction manual
- wide angle lens (in black bag)
- lens hood
- USB cable
- extra batteries
And here it is all packed up! The smaller accessories fit into the pockets in the lining (you can see the USB cable peeking out), so I still have the outside pocket free to carry anything else I need.