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DIY Camera Carrier Turns any Bag into a Camera Bag

The biggest problem with camera bags is that they look like camera bags and thus become a perfect target for thieves. This DIY camera carrier lets you slip a lens and camera holder into any bag to help conceal and protect your gear.

The project comes to us courtesy of Joy, a designer and crafter, and her adventures in making a DIY camera carrier to help protect her camera while carrying it discretely in her purse. You’ll need some basic sewing skills and access to a sewing machine; to follow along check out the link below and adjust the dimensions of her design to fit your bag.

Camera Carrier Insert Tutorial [via Apartment Therapy]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 09/10/12

Comments (6)

  1. r

    …more than a bit on the feminine side for me
    it just wouldn’t go well with my faded jean jacket & old Rolling Stones T-shirt

  2. Lu

    Ya, can’t see any camera gear in that bag. Nobody will notice that, very inconspicuous.

  3. Naman

    I’d rather put a sling on the camera-bag, and lock it with a number-lock.

  4. bedlamb

    @ Lu

    I believe it’s intended as an insert. Put it in your rucksack as a divider for your camera equipment.

    I don’t think I’d want the handles.

  5. Jonte

    It’s a fashion violation!

  6. SeL

    So, I have to carry around this bag inside another bigger bag? No thanks

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