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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 warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. 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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