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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

DIY Camera Strap Cover

If you're using your camera for long periods of time, a comfortable strap is a must. I wanted to create a strap cover that could be easily removed, but that would add some padding around the neck for support. This is also a great project for using up fabric scraps as well as a simple introduction to quilting.

Lay out your camera strap and measure it to decide how long you want your cover to be (for reference, before sewing my strap pieces measured 70cm x 8cm).
As I used lots of fabric scraps for the top of my strap, I simply laid them out alongside the strap and kept adding until they were long enough and then sewed them together - experiment with layouts until you're happy with the design.
You will also need a strip of fabric for the underside of your strap, and two pieces of interfacing.
Take your top strap fabric piece and one of the interfacing pieces and pin together. Using a ruler and a fabric marker, draw on diagonal lines across the whole strap.
Sew along all of these lines, and then repeat with the other strip of interfacing and underside fabric.

With both strips now quilted, turn all short edges under 1cm and press, then stitch into place.
Take both strips and pin them right sides together, and then sew along both long edges with a 1cm seam allowance.
Turn the strap through (you may need to use a wooden spoon or something similar!) and give it a good iron, then slide it onto your camera strap and you're all done!

We'd love to hear from you if you give this DIY a go - use the hash tag #eightandsixteen to share your photos with us!


1 comment:

  1. Great diy! I've been wanting to add a camera strap cover to mine before I even got it and this seems like a really simple to follow DIY! Hopefully I can just get a sewing machine and then I'll actually be able to make it haha!
    Lauren // OhHay Blogs!


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