Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DIY Camera Strap Cover

Today I have a super quick and simple sewing tutorial to share with you.  DSLR cameras are becoming very popular, but they are so boring and all look the same!  This quick little project will give you a chance to dress up your camera strap and make it your own.

What you need:

  • Two or more scraps of coordinating fabric
  • Interfacing
  • Iron
  • Thread to match

What to do:
First things first - measure your camera strap that you already have.  Mine was 1.5 inches wide and 21 inches long.  Double the width and add one (yes, I know, you need to do just a bit of math!), and add one inch to the length.  You can either your strap out of one piece of fabric or piece coordinating scraps together.  I pieced together fabric that was 4 inches wide (1.5 inches doubled is 3 inches plus one for seams and ease = four inches) and 22 inches long.
If you pieced your fabric together, iron the seams flat.
On both short ends, fold fabric over 1/4 inch and sew a hem.
Iron your interfacing onto the wrong side of the fabric. Interfacing should be the same width as your fabric and the length of your camera strap.

I know it's hard to see the hem on this picture, but it's there!  And don't place your interfacing over the hem
Fold right sides together, pin, and sew down the long open side.
Turn fabric right side out.
Place the seam in the middle and iron, seam side down.

Thread your camera strap through and enjoy your new (cooler) looking camera!

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  1. Your strap looks great! I need to try this.
    Tammy @

  2. Really great job...and so creative...thanks for sharing on the blog hop today!

  3. I love this! I need one to replace the boring one that came with my camera!

  4. I am co hosting Fluster's Creative Muster link Party!
    Thanks for linking up!!


  5. What a fun way to make your camera express your own style! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  6. What a lovely way to personalize a piece of equipment (sorry, but a camera itself is not so lovely). Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday on Organized 31.

  7. super cute!! Pinned! thanks so much for linking up to Create Link Inspire! Emily@nap-timecreations

  8. This is so great! I just got a DSLR for Christmas. Might have to make a fun strap cover for it now!

    Thanks for linking up with Take it on Tuesday! Check back tomorrow to see if you were featured! *wink, wink*


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