Monday, March 28, 2011

Camera Strap Cover

I know you have seen these EVERYWHERE on the internet, so what's one more?  Right?!
I also know that this is a totally unoriginal idea, so I in no way "claim" that it is.
In regards to that, I am not going to link you to where I copied the idea from, since I used a few ideas from several places.  It's basically common sense anyways! :)

Here we go!
*I did this when my camera was out of commission, so these are horrible phone pics. Sorry.*

I took my camera strap off and measured it.  You'll need to add length and width to accomodate your seam allowances.  I think my strips were about 2.75 x 27".  I chose two different fabrics, but you could easily do this with just one.  In that case, I'd probably make your cuts around 5 x 27".

Start off by sewing your strips -right sides together- with a 1/4 inch seam.  Press down.
This step would also be totally optional, but I personally hate how rough and uncomfortable my camera strap is, therefore I added a little bit of padding.  You could make this as thick or thin as you wanted.
I had extra flannel from a rag quilt so I just used that and I think it's perfect!

Cut your padding to the correct size and pin to your outside fabrics

On the ends of your straps, fold over 1/4 of an inch and press.  Fold over again 1/2 inch and press again.  This will give you a pretty seam!

I stitched the seam twice.  Depending on how big you made your fold over allowance, you could do more it you wanted.  Not only will it make the seam a little stronger, I thought it made it look a little more decorative.

Now fold your strap (right sides facing together again), pin, and sew

The hardest part out of everything is turning your strap right side out!  Once you do that, iron it flat and you'll end up with this!

So what started out as this....

Turns into this!

Ahhhh, much better!

Easy Peasy!

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Andrea T said...

Very Cute! I love the colors you used. Do you know if there is a standard size for camera straps? If not, how much extra should I leave on the sides to make sure that the strap fits snuggly, but still goes on easily?

laxsupermom said...

Love the fabric you used! Very pretty! What a great way to dress up the utilitarian camera strap. I love that you added padding, too. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly said...

GREAT TUTORIAL!I'd love it if you joined the Glitter Link Party!

emilysnan said...

hiya , great idea and tutorial , tfs , i am visiting from someday crafts and am your newest follower maybe you will pop by mine and follow too

Megan said...

This is such a cute idea (and new to me). Thanks for sharing!



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