Make Your Very Own DIY Waterproof Camera Case!


Still keeping a look out for an affordable waterproof case that can take a beating? Well, if your neck’s a bit sore from all the looking then why not make one yourself? Check out how to do it with this quick tipster!

Camera gear can sometimes be hard to score. Aside from cameras, lenses, and other accessories, bags are also equally important to any photographer. Keeping your gear safe from bumps, bruises and even the occasional rains is probably a common concern for analogue shooters here in the community.

It’s a good thing that we spotted this quick DIY camera case that can also serve as a waterproof alternative to expensive pre-fabricated bags. Instructable user marcellahella created this cool and nifty camera case with household products and a little bit of ingenuity.

Things you’ll need:

  • 2 Empty plastic containers
  • 2 Inner tubes (one that is smaller and one that is larger)
  • Long zipper
  • Dental floss or durable thread
  • Sponge or foam
  • Knife
  • Scissors
  • Awl (will be used to punch holes into the plastic containers)


1. Cut the plastic containers to your desired size (it’s good if you measure the gear you’re going to place inside the case before you cut).

2. Punch holes in the container using the awl. The holes will serve as your outline when you put the zipper in place.

3. Put the zipper in place. Sew it on the cut plastic containers using thread and needle. Author’s tip: make sure you triple stitch the ends of the zipper so they don’t unravel.

4. Add the handles. Punch holes on both sides of the case and insert the small inner tube. Cut the ends of the tube to a point so they fit well into the punched holes. Author’s tip: make sure the tubes are a snug fit. You wouldn’t want the holes of the handles to be the passage way of unwanted liquids.

5. Add the padding. Use the foam or sponge to make the interior of your case a cushion for your gear.

6. Waterproof your case using the larger inner tube. Sew both ends of the tube and make sure they match the circumference of your case. Author’s tip: you might want to have a snug fit for the larger inner tube. This way, you’re sure that there is minimal chance that water may find its way to the inside of your case.

That’s it! You just made your own DIY waterproof camera case!

All information and photos used in this article were sourced from Instructables.

written by cheeo on 2014-07-03 #gear #tutorials #diy #tipster #camera-case #waterproof #make-your-very-own

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