Saturday, February 19, 2011

Camera Strap Tutorial

I shared this tutorial a couple weeks ago over at Momma's Kinda' Crafty, and wanted to post it here as well!

Camera Strap Cover

Here is what you will need!
*Fabric (something soft so it will not rub your neck!)
*single sided adhesive Interfacing (fairly thick but not too much for stiffness)
*your Camera Strap
*Paper Bag (to make a pattern)
*Sewing Machine w/thread to match!
1. Start by cutting your paper bag lengthwise, laying out your camera strap on the paper bag to make a pattern. Trace around the camera strap, leaving about 1/2” for sewing and flipping. Cut out pattern! You can cut just one out and make it do, but I cut two out, cutting one 1 1/2” longer.
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2. Cut 1 piece of fabric from the shorter pattern, this is for the top of the strap, and 1 piece of fabric from the longer pattern, this is for the bottom of the strap.
3. Cut 2 pieces of interfacing about 1/4 inch smaller than the shorter pattern all the way around. Cut the LONGER piece of fabric about 5 inches from one end, and one piece of interfacing about 4 inches from one end. Iron the interfacing onto the fabric as shown in the picture.
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4. Sew the ends under.
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5. With the fabric right sides together, fit the ends together, the underneath pieces of fabric should overlap just a little. (this will be the hole you put the strap through) Using 1/4” seam, sew around leaving a hole at both ends for the straps. (like the red lines in the pic).

6. Flip it through the hole, Insert camera strap, and you are done!
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If you get this figured out, you can make more, adding ruffles, padding (by making just a little larger) or whatever else you can come up with! If you have any questions, please ask, I hope the instructions are clear enough!


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