Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Camera Strap Cover Tutorial

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These are really easy, and make a great gift. They fit any standard DSLR camera strap, (Canon/Nikon) my strap is about 2" wide. I made mine two sided, but if you wanted just one fabric like the one above, just make one strip about 5.5" wide.
1. Cut two strips 2.75" by 27" long.
2. Sew the strips right sides together, then press seam open.
3. I made mine padded with Pellon fusible light fleece interfacing. You need about 5.5"by 27". This is optional of course, I like the feel of the padding, but you can skip this step if you don't mind the hard strap. Iron on the fusible interfacing according to directions, and trim excess.
4. Fold one end in about one inch, and then again over one inch to hide the seam and make a clean finish.
5. Sew edge down for a clean finish, I sewed three lines, 1/4" apart so the ends will be more sturdy and it looks more polished. 6. Do the same thing on the other end, the finished strap after the ends are finished will be about 23" long. 7. Sew right sides together with a 1/4" seam allowance. If you think the finished cover will be too big for your strap, you can make a wider seam allowance to make the cover thinner. Keep in mind you want the cover about half an inch or so bigger than the strap, so its easy to slide on and off. 8. trim the inside edge seam allowance, it makes more room to slide the strap in and out. 9. Turn inside out (the hardest part) and iron and your done! Slide in your camera strap and viola!
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50 comments:

D*H*L said...

sweet! i've been waiting for this one. -- true, i could have figured it out myself, but me and measurements aren't speaking at the moment. ;)

Mrs. Doodle said...

I have been wanting one of these too. I am so going to make one now... this is a great tutorial.

Oh and nice to meet you. I am in the pieced together group. I am so excited. I love all of your stuff and I got some cool ideas too.

MonsterBug Blankets said...

YAH! I was wanting to tackle one of these anyway, now it's even easier to do! The hard part--what fabric(s) to choose.....

:) Jennifer

rachel griffith said...

so THAT'S how you do it!!!
i'll keep this in mind when we go get our new camera.

thanks.

rachel griffith said...

so THAT'S how you do it!!!
i'll keep this in mind when we go get our new camera.

thanks.

lissa said...

Thanks for posting the steps. I have wanted to do this for a while. you have made it move to the top of my to do list.

-modalissa

Life Made Creations said...

Thanks so much for these fab instructions. Off to the fabric store asap!

jenni said...

thank you very much! I hope to make mine this weekend! My husband is a med student too (he is a 2nd year)! Going to put you in my reader, love your quilts.

Anonymous said...

I will be making one this next week! I have been looking for one that I liked.... have seen some that were really complicated and didn't turn out clean.

Love your blog!
thanks again

laura S said...

Sorry that one didn't leave who I was for ya. Thanks again.

BEACHLUVER said...

Thanks so much for this great tutorial. I've been wanting to make one of these for awhile but just didn't know exactly how. I'm off to the fabric store.... going to make one for myself and some for gifts.

Nancy said...

Why didn't I think of that ... better than making a whole new strap, which I would never get around too, or buying one which I would never do, I would say I can do that for so much less ... thanks!

Jodieth said...

Thank you for this tutorial. I never make anything for myself and I am going to sneak this in today. I always sew for others (making a lot of graduation presents now for daughters friends). This will be fast and easy and a nice way to dress up my Canon SLR Rebel which
I LOVE.

Life Made Creations said...

Thanks so much for this great tutorial! I found it on your blog a while back (maybe through One Pretty Thing??) and tonight I finally sat down to put one together. It took me a while to find some fabrics that I liked. Thanks again, and I love your blog--I'm so NOT a sewer/quilter. . .just a wannabe!
Michelle

~Sasha Farina~ said...

this is such a great tutorial!! thank you so much!

Valerie said...

AWESOME!!

Thanks so much! I added you to my file box...

:)

Owlpeople said...

Great tutorial! I just finished mine and it was super easy. Thanks Allison!

Aunt Ro said...

OH MY GOSH! Just what I need!!!

Kim said...

Wow, thanks so much for the very detailed tutorial. I like your blog too. I just found it from Google. Thanks so much.

Kim

Veronica said...

LOVE this!! I just bought a camera and wanted to purchase a cute strap cover, now I can make it. Thanks for posting this wonderful tutorial

Tiffany said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I just made one using your instructions and it was so easy. And I am a beginner to sewing ;)

Big brother, Little sister. said...

thankyou so much for this! perfect for the beginner with simple and easy to follow instructions. cheers Bron

scrapworking said...

Excellent instructions! I made 4 tonight - assembly style. These are going to be great gifts. I plan on adding a detachable pocket for the lens cap and either a yo-yo flower or a rolled rose accent. Thanks!

Sharon in FL

Robyn said...

This is awesome! Thank you for the great instructions. I made my shopping list and I'm going to head into town tomorrow. I can't wait! I've seen these, but I know I can sew my own. Now, thanks to you I really can!
I'm excited to check out the rest of your blog.

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Katie - a.k.a. Mommy said...

Wonderful tutorial! I don't sew and I successfully made one! Thank you so much. I do have to say, I should have added an inch or two for my Canon strap. Can't wait to do it again.

Kent and Katie said...

Love this! Just made one and I'm showing it off to my husband at every turn. I added a step. Check it out at www.hipposanddinosaurs.blogspot.com.

Thanks for the fabulous and EASY tute!

Cora said...

I did a search for a how-to and it took me to your blog. Thanks for this...This is just how I wanted to make it...two sided and padded!

Thanks again! :)

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Cora said...

Just wanted to let you know that I made this strap cover...it turned out really cute. You can see here if you like:
http://cora-heartfeltandhomemade.blogspot.com/2010/01/dress-your-strap.html

Thanks again :)

Melissa said...

I totally lack confidence when it comes to sewing but really wanted to make one of these. Your tutorial was excellent, and I surprised myself with how cute my strap turned out! (I wasn't brave enough to pad it yet... maybe next time. ;) I'm giving away my first one tomorrow on my blog, so I'll be making another one for myself.

Thank you so much for taking the time to do this!

Dayna said...

I've finally made one! A black and white harlequin block with a green and white damask did the job. My sweet husband took pity on me and finished turning it right-side-out for me. What a guy!

Thanks for the tutorial! It was fun!

Dayna said...

I've finally made one! A black and white harlequin block with a green and white damask did the job. My sweet husband took pity on me and finished turning it right-side-out for me. What a guy!

Thanks for the tutorial! It was fun!

engineergirl said...

I am so happy you figured out all this for me! I just finished mine and it is fab-u-lous! I posted pictures on my blog. . .http://engineergirls.blogspot.com/2010/02/new-camera-strap.html

Thank you!

Emily said...

Thanks for such an easy to follow tutorial! Now I just want to keep making them! Thanks!

emily

laura z. said...

thank you for sharing! i can't wait to make one!

Pam, mom, honey, said...

thank you, i have only been sewing a couple of months and i made 5 of these in the last couple of days. i have no idea why i have made so many. maybe i will do a give away or maybe use them for gifts. i am so excited.

Evil_Lina said...

Just discovered your tutorial and it's the best I've found for a customized camera strap. I've seen these for sale for wayyy too much money and figured it's something I could easily make for myself. Thanks for making it even easier on me!

Stacy said...

Thanks!! These are great! I just made one for my Nikon. Lot's of compliments!! Super cute! Thanks again for sharing!

Amanda N said...

I just finished. It's beautiful. I love that I can take it off to wash if it gets dirty!! Thank you! Amanda

Adrienne said...

I just finished a camera strap cover using your tutorial. I think that I'll make one for a friend too! Thanks so much!

Vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

thanks for sharing this tutorial! I used it as a 'recipe' for making a couple of new covers and it worked really well!

Michelle said...

Thank you! I made a new cover in about an hour (most of the time spent trying to figure out how to turn it inside out!)

I hope my friend likes the gift. :)

Claire said...

Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Can't wait to make one for my camera :)

Sharon M said...

My daughter wants one of these and yiou have made it easy to say yes. Thank you.

Patty C. said...

Thanks. I promised my daughter one for her b-day.

rachel griffith said...

dude - it only took me like 2 years, but i FINALLY made myself a camera strap today :)

{thanks for your help.}

Erin said...

Thank you so much for this. I just made my very own camera strap and it wasn't hard at all. Thanks again!

La Pantigana said...

copied from your blog tutorial
http://laurita-elrincondelaurita.blogspot.com.es/2012/02/tutorial-coore-de-camara-fotografica.html

Kathy Humphrey said...

I've been looking at handmade camera straps on etsy for a while and thought "I could probably make one" so I looked up tutorials and found several but yours was the easiest...until it came time to turn it right side out! I also did not use lightweight fusible interfacing...mistakenly I bought fusible thermo something. Ha! Talk about hard to turn rightside out!!! But I finished my first one and have several more to make. Love how easy it was to make!! Thanks for posting this!

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