Saturday, August 6, 2011

Camera Strap Slip Cover

My first sewing project with my new sewing machine was this . . .

(oh how I love my new camera)

I must say it turned out cute. I am not a sewer and I have done a few things here and there like these bow ties but I was nervous to do this. Yes, I did run over to ask my cute neighbor a few questions but for the most part I did it all on my own. So, if I can do it, TRUST me when I say you can to. 

They fit any standard DSLR camera strap, (Canon/Nikon) my strap is about 2" 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. Or if you are like me and don't want to take the time to read the directions just know there is a soft side to the fusible fleece and a rough side. Iron on the rough side to the wrong side of the fabric.

BUT REMEMBER to take out any pins first because you may miss one like me and spend forever looking for it because you are afraid the next time your baby crawls on the floor he will find it and put it in his mouth. After 5 minutes of looking you start to smell something . . . . . yes that would be the pin melting on the iron.

 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. (but don't look too close because my lines weren't perfectly straight)

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. 

9. Turn inside out (the hardest part) and iron. If you want to add any embellishments now is the time and then your done. Slide in your camera strap and viola.


  1. Bridg...I love this idea! I need to come over and make some with you. My last week of work is next week and then I am on maternity leave. Maybe I can come by the week of the 15th if you're around and if I haven't had Crew yet.


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