So I've recently bought a fancy shmancy camera but have no bag for it ( I love the JoTotes but I'm not made of money). So I thought I would make myself one whith some stuff I had laying around. First I took a medium sized bag that I already had. I love it but find it too big to be my purse but too small to be an overnight bag. Then I grabbed some fabric we had waiting to be used. Last I got a small piece of flooring underlay. Since I work at a building supply store this was readily available for me and cheap!
Once you've got your stuff together you need to measure out the sizes of foam you need to surround your bag. I choose to have one long piece for all the sides, one piece for the bottom, and one piece for a divider.
Next I cut out my fabric by placing my foam right on it, folding the fabric over to cover both sides of the foam, and then just cutting around the foam with an extra inch for my seam.
Everything is ready to start sewing!
Sew two of the sides with the fabric folded so good sides are in. Leave one side unstitched.
Once your done sewing turn the covers inside out and place your foam inside.
Fold the open sides inward.
Slip stitch the open side. (I clearly am not the best slip stitcher.)
Place your bottom piece of foam inside your bag. Wrap the long piece around the sides of the bag and add the divider. You could add velcro or slip stitch the divider to the outer wrapping but I wanted to be able to move it around or take it out if I needed to.
Now you have a lovely new camera bag. I can also just take out my foam and stick it in another similarly sized bag to protect my camera and match my outfit!