July 21, 2011

Fabric Camera Strap Covers

This is one of those things that has been on my list for a long time - to make a few camera strap covers.
My husband lovingly teased - "you are even going to make our camera look girly??"
Yes.  Yes I am.
I made one for myself, and a couple relatives with SLR cameras.  They turned out GREAT, and they are comfortable and stylish!

Nursery Rhymes and Sweet Times has an excellent tutorial!  I would suggest using the fusible fleece.  Her tutorial shows you how to do it with or without, and I so much preferred the one I made with the fleece that I seam ripped open the one I did without, so that I could redo it!  The cover slid around a lot less (which I thought was good, because I like it to stay in place), and it was much more comfortable on the neck.

Another tip: if you are making the ruffles, the tutorial tells you to zig-zag stitch the edges to keep them from fraying.
At first, I tried sewing so that the entire zig zag was on the fabric.  This made the edge of my fabric fold and curl - horrible!!
It took me a few tries to figure out that I needed to sew the zig zag half on and half off the edge of the fabric.  So, only HALF the zig zag is being stitched through.  The middle of the presser foot is right on the edge of the fabric.  The thread still turns out tight, but it does not make your fabric fold and curl.

If you can't tell, the red one here is for a boy.  I wasn't sure if the idea of a camera strap cover in general is simply too girly, but I think this one turned out very suitable for a guy :)  He is a mature, secure in his masculinity kind of person that helps:)

Very fun project with a satisfying result!!

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  1. Such neat ideas, and what a great customizable gift for someone. And with a little pocket for the lens, I love it!


  2. that's so neat!! :) and the colours are so cheery!

  3. Very cute! :) Following from I Heart Naptime link party. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog {if you haven‘t already!}. Hope to see you there.


  4. Lindsay - Love these covers!! Thanks for linking them up to Think Pink Sundays - I featured you today!

  5. Oooh I love those. I just got a DSLR and that is one thing I am making for sure. THanks.

  6. These are darling! I would love to make one...or have my Mom make one {she's the seamstress}! Very cute!

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  7. These are soo cute! I might have to make myself a new strap. You have inspired me!

  8. These are so cute! I want one! I also love the little pouch for the lens cover (which I am always misplacing). I would love it if you would stop by and share at the link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.

  9. These are so cute! I have been wanting to make one of these for ages but have not yet. Yours are great inspiration!

    I would love for you to stop by and share at the link party going on right now at The Crafty Blog Stalker!

  10. These are so darling, I really need to make myself some. I featured them today!