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. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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)

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. wow! I love this!!! i just bought one and man…I wish i saw this tutorial before! =)

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. Think this would work with *steam-a-seam*?? Otherwise I’ll have to con my sister into sewing this for me:))

  11. 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!

  12. How does the interfacing you use compare with the thickness of the quilted bags that are so popular? I have a Ver@ Br@dley 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!

  13. Love it! This seems much easier that others I have seen online. I will definitely be making this! 🙂

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