Your average commercially available camera bag, however, is not. It’s ugly and characterless and screams “hello! Camera inside! Nick me!”. And expensive.
So I decided to make my own, and today I’m thrilled to share this tutorial for a handmade camera cosy with you.
Easy DIY DSLR Camera Cosy
That said, I’m also in the process of making an “outer” bag that fits around this cosy perfectly. Once it’s done I’ll share that too so check back soon!
This cosy is quick to make up with some cheap supplies and basic sewing skills. Note that it’s made to fit a Canon 100D, which is currently the smallest DSLR on the market. If you have a larger camera you will need to make a bigger cosy!
- foam padding (of 1 to 2 cm thick) -
1 piece of 21x16 cm (A - bottom)
2 pieces of 18x10 cm (B&D - long sides)
2 pieces of 14x10cm (C&E - short sides)
1 piece of 12x10 cm (F - middle piece)
- fabric to cover each piece -
1 piece of 25x38 cm (A)
2 pieces of 22x24 cm (B&D)
2 pieces of 18x24cm (C&E)
1 piece of 16x24 cm (F)
- needle & thread
- (optional) glue gun
6. Sew your pieces together as inconspicuously as possible. I did this by making a zigzag pattern a few mm away from the edge of each piece, then pulling the thread taut. If you did not glue your pieces together, you will need to sew them on the inside and outside to make sure the cosy is secure.