Photography can be really expensive. Photographers need to carry other equipments related to or extending to the camera. The accessories for a digital SLR or SLR can be pricey at best. This makes most photographers resourceful. DIY camera bags saves from a lot of money and is a subtle way of carrying your SLR camera. Since a thief may target a bag who is by all means very obvious in containing a expensive piece of equipment inside.
So how can you pull off a DIY camera bag of your own? Pick one camera bag shell from a choice of many. You have to be able to make alterations with it. A tote bag from a businessman or laptop bag will work fine. Since these type of bags are roomy and have their own pads and pockets, they will make for great DIY camera bags. Adding cushions and paddings will help protect and hold the camera.
Camera bags should have sufficient padding. It keeps the camera inside from colliding or breaking. You can use either cell foam or styrofoam. You can purchase separate cushions from the camera bags.
Ripstop nylon and craft foam can be used for DIY camera bags. Cut the foam to fit around your camera inside the camera bag. The foam should be a little smaller than the nylon. Sew both sides together and insert the foam into the nylon casing. Sew using a hidden stitch and attach the Velcro using fabric glue to the inserts. This holds the foam. Now you have a DIY camera bag!