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Make A Camera Strap Cover

Prior to learning how to use my DSLR, I decided to make a camera strap because I figure that is the key enhancing my photography skills, right?!

By the way, I admire the bloggers who stop every step and take a photo their project but I lose my rhythm so you’re going to have to hope I spell this out in a reasonable way!

I decided to use two fat quarters I had in my fabric stash to get this project started. Since I wanted my cover to go over the full length of the nylon webbing, I went with 26″ by 6″ measurements.

Since I was using fat quarters that meant I’d have to add on some length, which gave me the idea to add a lens pocket. Both the extra length needed and pocket are the red fabric. I measure three red pieces the same size, but one was going to be the pocket and have 1″ turned down for a hem when sewed on.

I sewed the red piece to the blue piece so I had my length of 26″ by 6″.
Next, I sewed on the red pocket piece.
Turning one length over, I ironed on interfacing to the wrong side.
Piecing and pinned the right sides together, I sewed all but one end so I could turn it right side out.
Once it was right side out, I folded in that end and sewed.
Then, I folded the entire piece length-wise, making sure my pocket was on the outside.
I folded the entire piece in half, length-wise, ironed and sewed the open side.
Now I had a padded sleeve or camera strap cover that is 26″ x 3″ to slide over the existing one that came with the camera.

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  • Heather Churchman via Facebook September 6, 2011, 8:03 pm

    You lost me at fat quarter, but I love the lens pocket!

  • udandi.com via Facebook September 6, 2011, 8:35 pm

    ha! I should have explained. Fat quarter is a quarter of a yard of fabric. you’ll see it folded it up and sold in bundles or singles at the fabric shops, mostly used in quilting but fun for small projects, too.

  • Blendra September 7, 2011, 9:35 pm

    That’s my favorite part too! I alsways sit down my lens cap and lose it. I’m totally gonna make one if these. PS, taking step-by-step photos is tiring, I gave up on my recipes, but might keep it up on my crafting.