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.