Waxed canvas camera bags are so pretty but are so expensive as well! If you dig the photojourn and rugged look, try out this DIY solution!
Waxed canvas camera bags are durable and water resistant. They take quite a beating when they need to! The biggest problem with them though, is the cost. These bags are not for ones with limited budgets! With that in mind, photographer Allan Mowery has found a DIY way to get the same look and feel at a fraction of the cost. Here’s how!
Camera bag insert. This can be easily bought in camera stores.
A double boiler. Try to use old pots that you have no intention of using to cook food in anymore.
Wax. A blended mixture of paraffin and bee’s wax is recommended, but straight paraffin will do.
A brush. Try a bristle brush between 1/2″ and 1″…up to 1-1/2″.
Use your double boiler. Put water in the bottom portion and put it on the stove. In the inner portion of your boiler, put a bar or two of wax
Once the wax melts, dip your brush inside and paint the surface of your bag, paying extra attention to its seams, nooks, and crannies. Coat the bottom a bit more than the rest, as it’ll take the most abuse in your everyday use.
Allow it to cool. It will look like a caked-up monstrosity but that’s okay.
Get a big pillowcase and put your bag inside. Knot off the end. You need to heat the whole thing to allow the wax to be evenly melted into the fabric. You can use your dryer and put it on high for 15-30 minutes, or even a hair dryer but it will take a while.
Once you’re finished heating it, pull it out of the pillowcase and let it cool. It’s now ready for your rugged use!
Information and photos for this article was sourced from Allan Mowery
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