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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3 Comment

  1. Heather Churchman via Facebook
    September 6, 2011 at 8:03 pm

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

  2. via Facebook
    September 6, 2011 at 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.

  3. Blendra
    September 7, 2011 at 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.

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