Thursday, January 10, 2013

Camera Strap Cover Sewing Tutorial

Have you seen all the great camera straps made out of fun fabrics? You can find them in the camera stores, or online, but why not make one yourself? You don't have to be an advance seamstress to make one. I am going to give you easy step by step directions on how to design and make your own.
First, select the fabric that you want. You can find some great fabrics at Hobby Lobby, Joann's, or a local quilting shop. I also found some great ribbon to use as an accent on the strap. You can choose to add this, or leave it off. The choice is completely yours :).
Supplies needed: 1/4 yard of fabric, ribbon(if you want), thread to match your fabric, scissors, and a sewing machine.
First start by measuring your camera strap. My strap measured 25 inches, this only included the thick part of the strap. I have a Cannon Rebel. Make sure you cut an extra 1/2 an inch for the seam. The width is 3 inches. So you will need 2 pieces that are 25.5 inches in length and 3 inches in width.
If you are going to add the ribbon then cut that piece 25.5 inches. Once everything is cut, I then sewed the ribbon on one of the pieces of the polka dot fabric. You only need to do this on one of the pieces.
Next step is to fold over the hems on each end and sew them. This way you will have a nice finished end.
Once you have finished the seams on either end, then you can start to sew the two pieces together. Then you will turn the pieces that you have sewn together inside out. And voila, you have you finished product!
Feed the new strap over top of the old one, and you will have a new fun look!
This project took me about 30 mins to complete, and I am so happy with the outcome. You can really get creative with this and make one for each of the seasons, or to match your mood! Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you find yourself making one soon!

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