Follow this simple step-by-step tutorial to make your own comfortable and stylish slip cover for your camera strap. I have confidence you will be able to make this as a beginner sewing project. You will only have to sew four straight lines and I think by the end of the project you will have the experience to make a few extras for yourself or friends quite quickly.
If you have taken your camera on a family vacation, a day at the park, a mini photo shoot, or while enjoying the beautiful nature of our world, you may have experienced a sore neck where your camera strap rubbed against your skin. Making one of these simple covers for your camera strap will make those uncomfortable experiences a thing of the past.
Gather your supplies, warm up your iron, and get sewing! You will have a stylish and comfortable camera strap cover in about 20 minutes. As you practice more often, you can make these even quicker.
Since I have so much fabric in my stash, this is my monthly project for the Crafty Destash Challenge. It was nice to use up some of the fabric I've had in my closet for quite a while, and even better that it's very useful and beneficial too. Check at the end of my tutorial to see the other great projects that other bloggers created.
Sewing for Beginners - Camera Strap Cover Tutorial
Supplies Needed for Sewing Project
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Flannel Fabric - 6 inches wide for 1 fabric or 3 inches wide for 2 fabrics
Fusible Fleece (light) - 2.5 inch wide piece
1. Measure and cut your fabric. If using 1 pattern of fabric, your fabric piece should be 6" x 23.5". If you are using 2 patterns of fabric, you should cut 2 pieces that are 3" x 23.5".
Cut your fusible fleece piece 2.5" x 22.5". It will be the same size whether you used 1 pattern fabric or 2.
2. Place your fusible fleece on the back side of your flannel fabric according to the directions on the package. Place the fleece face down on your ironing board so the flannel fabric is facing upwards. Iron following the directions on the package.
3. If you are using 2 pieces of flannel fabric, place those pieces with the pattern facing each other and line fabric up neatly. Using a 1/4" seam, sew the two pieces together along one long side of the fabric.
If using 1 fabric, skip to step 4.
4. On the short side of your fabric, fold fabric over 1/4 inch. Press with your iron, then sew using a 1/4" seam. You will be sewing right along the inside edge of the folded over fabric. Do this at the other end of the fabric so you have a neat edge when you turn your project right side out.
5. Fold your strap cover so the pattern side of the fabric is together and the inside is facing you. You should have a piece that is about 2.75" x 23". The two short ends will be the finished ends you just sewed. Sew along the long side of the fabric so all edges are finished (the short ends will be open).
6. Turn your camera strap cover right side out. This gets a bit challenging halfway through. Press your strap cover flat so the edges are neat.
7. Remove the camera strap from your DSLR.
I hope you found this beginning sewing tutorial helpful today! I would love to see photos of the ones you make following my instructions. You can share those on my Facebook page or tag me on Instagram (@homecraftsbyali).
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