DIY Camera Strap Cover

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Welcome to Tutorial Tuesdays!  I'm going to try to share a tutorial with you every Tuesday, which will also help spur me to get some more DIY done!


Today's tutorial is a super easy one.  I'm going to show you how to make a cover for your camera strap.  If you can sew a straight line, you can do this.

This was the first project I made with my sewing machine.  It's an older Kenmore model (somewhere between 10-15, I believe) that was my mom's.  She rarely used it, but kept it in great condition, and she was nice enough to give it to me.  I love it!


First you need to measure your camera strap.  (Please excuse how icky looking the table is...my craft area is a slightly dinged-up card table.  It looks like it's in worse shape than it is).

                                     

 You'll need to cut the fabric to be 1/2" longer than your strap and twice the width of your strap plus 1/4".  This will provide seam allowance.  I used this fun plaid print because I love plaid and I loved the colors.


Turn your fabric wrong side up and fold the ends down 1/4" and sew with a coordinating thread (I used lime green).  After this step, the short ends of your rectangle should be sewn but the long ends should not be.  It will look like this on the right side of the fabric.


Fold your fabric in half lengthwise so the wrong side of the fabric is facing out.  Sew 1/4" from the open edge.


 It will look like this.

                                     

When you're done, you'll have what is essentially an inside-out tube.  You'll need to push it through itself to turn it right-side out.  This is the most difficult part.


 Then you will have a right-side out tube.


Squeeze the ends of your camera strap in half and slide it through the tube.  I didn't have a whole lot of difficulty with this part, although I can see how it may be problematic.

Then you have a camera strap that looks prettier than your boring old standard strap!




So easy!

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    1. It really is. It was a good way to reacquaint myself with a sewing machine after not using one for literally a decade, lol. I made it in March and just kept forgetting to blog about it.

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