I got into a sewing mood last night…enthralling Friday night, I know. I had an old camera strap slipcover that I had made, but it was looking kind of ratty. I still had some of the fabric from that, so I made a new (and improved) one!
Here’s how I did it.
(Excuse the dog in the background and the toys. Somebody was obviously hanging out with me last night.)
1. Cut 2 strips of fabric and 1 strip of quilt batting to fit your strap, with a 1″ allowance on the sides and a 1/2″ allowance on the ends.
2. I also cut a pocket for my camera lens cover…width the same as the strips, and length 1″ more than the lens.
3. Put the batting on top of the thinnest piece of fabric. Pin 1/4″ down on all of the ends of the fabrics. Sew the ends down.
4. Put the batting/fabric piece with right side facing up. Lay the pocket on top of that in the position you want it, then lay the other piece of fabric on top of that, right side down. Pin together.
5. Sew together on long sides only…
…and flip inside out. Put on your strap at this point to make sure it fits and to see how wide the top stitch can be.
6. Put a top stitch on both of the long sides ( mine had to be pretty narrow…allow the pieces of fabric to be wider for a wider top stitch).
And presto…new camera strap cover (without having to pay $25 or $30 on etsy for one)! I think I paid maybe $2 or $3 dollars for the materials…I might even go this week and get some different fabric and make a new one! (Yes, this is the fabric I used for the coupon organizer…it’s overkill, I know, but I had it lying around.)
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