I would love to have a Kelly Moore Camera bag but lets face it, they are a big investment. Sure there is quality and a name behind the product but sometimes it is just hard to justify $200+ for a pretty handbag, even if it is guarding camera equipment. If you are crafty you can make your own insert or if you shop Etsy you can find a pretty reasonably priced insert to put in a handbag you already own. Esty artisans combine the use of color, cuteness (without being overt), and function to create camera inserts for handbags under $50. Here are a few of my favorites:
My absolute favorites come from Darby Mack. She will do custom orders if you have a hard to fit bag or would like a particular fabric but she really has a lot to choose from in her store. Camera bag inserts are not all she creates, she has camera bags, purses, laptop bags and DSLR straps. Some of the inserts have a zipper which is great if you are using the other half of your handbag for a purse and don’t want your camera to be visible every time you open your bag. Her camera inserts range from $34 to $42. She has excellent shipping to the US and reasonable rates to Canada. Here are my favorite camera bag inserts from her collection (but especially that blue zipper one!):
They have a padded insert that can be custom made from over 30 fabric options from solid to pattern. Camera equipment looks snug as a bug in a rug. Their camera insert is $52. They also offer ready made bags and quilts. They have reasonable shipping to the US but it is a bit pricey to Canada.
This artisan’s focus is on hand and diaper bags that are pretty to look and built to last but she has this subdued camera insert that would hide nicely in any purse. It costs $25. She has reasonable shipping to the US and an OK rate to Canada.
This Etsy shop has one bag insert for cameras that she makes-to-order depending on your fabric likes. It is the only thing in her shop at the moment. I love the hot pink color. Her insert is $35 and her shipping rates are reasonable in the US and OK for Canada.
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