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Camera Strap Cover Tutorial

Posted by  ·  July 24, 2010  ·  Last Updated: July 24, 2010
Welcome to our Bake, Craft & Sew Along the sewing edition! Don’t forget to skip on over to According to Kelly to see some fun crafty non-sewing gifts and to A Southern Fairytale for edible goodies that will be perfect this holiday season.
If you know someone who likes to take pictures, Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew has a fabulous gift idea!  She sews up plenty of inspiration at her blog so be sure to visit! You won’t want to miss all her lovely tutorials!
Allison writes….

How To Make A Camera Strap Cover

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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  1. Jan Jones
    Monday, November 23rd, 2015
    I have several people who play guitar in my life, and I am going to modify this to make guitar strap covers for them. Great idea, and it looks very easy.
  2. Sunday, June 14th, 2015
    Thank you for this tutorial! Definitely the clearest I have found. Need to make one for my Dad in the next week or so will be sharing your tutorial on my blog :)
  3. Monday, December 16th, 2013
    I made this for a gift, and it was so easy. Thank you so much!
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  6. Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
    This post is super popular. Thank you for making it! I just finished mine and am hoping to give it to my SIL for xmas! I also am making one for myself. I hope the strap fits her Canon, I know it fit my Nikon!
  7. Friday, December 14th, 2012
    I will deffently be making some of these for my photography friends!
  8. Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
    Thank you for this wonderful tutorial! I made two camera strap covers already! I appreciate your clear and detailed instructions.
  9. Melissa H.
    Thursday, June 21st, 2012
    Thanks for posting this tutorial. I have made 3 today! And 2 of them are for gifts.
  10. Debbie
    Saturday, January 28th, 2012
    Thanks for this tutorial. I tried several more complicated ones, but this is the pattern I used for friends. Now to make myself one.
  11. SC Annette
    Friday, December 30th, 2011
    This was great! I just finished on for my daughter. I included monogramming her name. I think she will love it! Thanks for sharing.
  12. Monday, October 3rd, 2011
    This is the easiest tutorial I've seen for camera strap covers. I'm making mine tonight. :)
    The other tutorials left me confused (really? sew the ends together? Then how would it thread on the strap???) but I'm also fairly new to sewing with someone else's instructions. Or really sewing at all.
    Thanks for the great Tute!
  13. Friday, June 3rd, 2011
  14. Friday, April 8th, 2011
    Thank you so much for the tutorial! I love when someone else does the measuring for me :)
    I linked to your site on my blog (http://sarahmflinn.blogspot.com/2011/04/camera-strap.html)
  15. Monday, February 21st, 2011
    I love your tutorial. It was super easy to follow. I linked you to my blog danggoodfinds.com. Thanks for sharing!!!
  16. Kristen
    Thursday, November 11th, 2010
    Super easy for this novice sewer and super cute! Maybe I won't look like such a novice photographer :)
    Thank you. It's because of people like you posting simple, step by step instructions that I'm able complete cute projects.
  17. Tiffany
    Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
    Thank you so much! I'm a photo nut, but brand new to sewing, so this was a perfect 'confidence building' project. Ahh... no more scratchy shoulders!
  18. Tuesday, September 14th, 2010
    Lovely !! I just bought a new Canon camera and after using it at the weekend realised that I will definitely need a softer and broader strap so that I don't feel like my neck is being 'sliced' by the thin strap... and great job i found your tutorial !! Definitely will try it this weekend.

    Thanks again.
  19. Saturday, September 4th, 2010
    This was so much fun and so easy to do. This was my first "real" sewing project since getting a sewing machine. I love how my camera strap cover turned out. Thanks for the awesome tutorial :o)
  20. Thursday, September 2nd, 2010
    This is a great tutorial. I know some quilters who would like this, and will share it on our blog (http://www.southbayquiltersguild.org/blog/index.html). Thanks!
  21. Dorian
    Thursday, August 12th, 2010
    I just made one out of some soft off white material. Now I just need a tutorial on how to take the strap off my husband camera and still be able to put it back on. Have you got one of those? lol
  22. Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010
    Oh thanks! I'm so glad you did this tutorial. I have the perfect fabric for my camera strap and have been meaning to make my own for some time now.
  23. Sunday, July 25th, 2010
    wow! I love this!!! i just bought one and man...I wish i saw this tutorial before! =)
  24. Saturday, July 24th, 2010
    I chose to make this strap rather than the others online because this is so basic with no frills and ruffles. While the Nikon is my camera, my husband does on occasion use it and I didn't want him to feel too girly. Although he told me tonight that anything with fabric is girly. :) Thanks for the tutorial!
  25. Saturday, July 24th, 2010
    this is SO totally awesome!!! thanks for sharing :)
  26. Saturday, July 24th, 2010
    Thank you so much for posting this tutorial. It was very easy to follow. I made one this afternoon in just a matter of minutes and love it! It will be very nice on our upcoming trip.
  27. Saturday, July 24th, 2010
    I made one of these for my friend the second I finished reading the post :) We both have Canon's and our straps are a bit smaller then the 5.5 inches so I had to cut off about 2 inches of seam...but now I know for next time. These were so easy I am seeing seasonal straps, party straps, etc.
    Thanks for sharing!
  28. Saturday, July 24th, 2010
    Think this would work with *steam-a-seam*?? Otherwise I'll have to con my sister into sewing this for me:))
  29. Saturday, July 24th, 2010
    I was just thinking the other day that I needed to make myself a camera strap to take on some upcoming trips.
    Thanks for sharing!
  30. Saturday, July 24th, 2010
    How does the interfacing you use compare with the thickness of the quilted bags that are so popular? I have a [email protected] [email protected] bag that needs a new life. It was my diaper bag when my daughter was a baby - now the straps are very worn, and when it's full of stuff besides diapers, a bottle or two, and a change of clothes, it's too heavy!
    This looks like something I could try (with a little help - I'm a novice!), but I don't want the thickness of the fabric to mess me up!
  31. Saturday, July 24th, 2010
    Love it! This seems much easier that others I have seen online. I will definitely be making this! :)