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 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 🙂

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  3. 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!

  4. Thank you for this wonderful tutorial! I made two camera strap covers already! I appreciate your clear and detailed instructions.

  5. Thanks for posting this tutorial. I have made 3 today! And 2 of them are for gifts.

  6. Thanks for this tutorial. I tried several more complicated ones, but this is the pattern I used for friends. Now to make myself one.

  7. This was great! I just finished on for my daughter. I included monogramming her name. I think she will love it! Thanks for sharing.

  8. 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!

  9. I love your tutorial. It was super easy to follow. I linked you to my blog danggoodfinds.com. Thanks for sharing!!!

  10. 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.

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