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Crafts | Make a Camera Strap Cover

Crafts | Make a Camera Strap Cover
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I constantly get stopped on the street and asked the same question, “Where did you get your camera strap?” I have to laugh, because it is probably the easiest project that I have ever made, yet it has attracted the most attention!

With a bit of colorful fabric and very basic sewing skills, you too can have a stop-them-in-their-tracks camera strap!

Make this camera strap

Materials to Make a Camera Strap Cover

  • sturdy fabric (I prefer to use canvas—my strap was made using fabric from Jessica Jones’ collection).
  • sewing machine
  • existing camera strap
  • measuring tape
  • scissors

Camera strap cover

Instructions to Make a Camera Strap Cover

  1. Measure your existing camera strap (only the fabric portion, not the leather ends). Add 1 inch to the width, and ¼ ” to the length (for seam allowance), and cut a strip of fabric with these measurements.
  2. Begin by hemming the short ends of the fabric—do this by folding in the ends ¼ ” and pressing, and then folding over another ¼ ” and pressing. Stitch the seam closed, and this gives you a finished edge. Repeat for the other short end.
  3. Fold your fabric in half, lengthwise, with right sides facing together. Stitch down the entire length, with ¼” seam allowance. Your fabric should now form a tube.
  4. Turn your tube right side out, and slide it over your existing camera strap (it is a tight fit, but squeezing the bulky leather piece at the end will help you slip your tube over it).
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Christine Chitnis


Christine Chitnis
Updated Monday, June 6th, 2011
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