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Looking to put together a sexy camera bag?  Already have a messenger bag you want to carry your camera in?  Love the look and feel of waxed canvas bags but don't want to fork over the money to buy one new?  THIS TUTORIAL IS FOR YOU!

Step 1: Turn Your Messenger Bag Into a Camera Bag

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1)  Get your bag.
2)  Buy a camera bag insert (such as: http://bhpho.to/1azyl3)
3)  Put insert into bag...and, voilà!
szarei11 months ago
This is cool. Thank you :-)
Love the look! Nice job recreating it :) You should enter this into the Holiday Gifts Contest!
xepher27922 years ago
This is super cool and I will have to try it.
On a slightly separate note can you tell me what bag you used for the base because I really like it but my Google-fu seems to be insufficient to source it.
allenmowery (author)  xepher27922 years ago
I had actually never been able to locate any more bags like mine online, but thanks to a commenter on PetaPixel.com for finding them on eBay! Here's a link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/110809939905
oldmicah2 years ago
I had no idea on how to do this. Nice overview!

I also wanted to reinforce using a double boiler to melt wax. Melting it over direct heat (not using a double boiler) is very dangerous!