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DSLR Camera Strap Slipcover Tutorial

There are a lot of patterns out there and new straps you can buy and I love them. But I also love the strap I have -it’s reliable, comfortable and the right size. But I wanted something that would dress it up, and protect both the strap and my neck when I wear it. But because I love to change it up – I like the option of a slip cover so I can wash it and change it out when I want.

Here is my pattern/tutorial on how to make your own Camera Strap Slip Cover! πŸ™‚

What You Need:
4 cotton print fabrics (1/4 yard of 1 print; 1/8 yard of the other 3)

Iron
Sewing Machine
Directions
Layer 1 – Back of camera strap (the portion that is against your neck)
Layer 2 – The base of the top decorative layers (the strap slides between Layer 1&2)
Layer 3 – The narrow flat strip of fabric
Layer 4 – Ruffled strip, top layer

Measure the length of camera strap.

Step 1:
Cut Layer 1 fabric to be 5.5 inches wide. Fold Layer 1 fabric in half, print side inward. Sew ¼” seam along open edge. Iron so that the seam is in the middle of one side, and not on a crease. Sew across one end. Turn right-side out. Tuck open end inside and sew closed.
Step 2:
Fold Layer 2 fabric in half, print side inward. Sew ΒΌ seam along open edge. Iron so that the seam is in the middle of one side, not on a crease. Sew across one end. Turn right-side out. Tuck open end inside and sew closed.
Step 3:
Fold Layer 3 fabric in half, print side inward. Sew Β½ inch seam along open edge. Iron so that the seam is in the middle of one side, not on a crease. Sew across one end. Turn right-side out. Tuck open end inside and sew closed.
Step 4
Fold Layer 4 fabric in half, print side inward. Sew Β½ inch seam along open edge. Turn right-side out. Iron so that the seam is in the middle of one side, not on a crease. Leave about 4 inches of thread before beginning sewing, sew down the middle of the strip of fabric using a size 5 stitch and leave about 4 inches of thread at the end. Pull one thread at one end and work the fabric down the thread so that it gathers. Do this until desired ruffle and length is achieved.
Step 5:

Pin Layers 2, 3, & 4 so they are centered together (Layer 4 being on top). Sew down the center of all 3 layers.

Step 6:

Pin Layer 1 to the other layers. The seam on Layer 1 should be facing the back of the other layers. Center so that when looking down you can see all 4 layers. Measure how wide your camera strap is and sew down Layer 2 (while attached to Layer 1), creating a sleeve between the two layers.

Slip over camera strap, and reattach strap to camera.


Please do not sell, redistribute, or claim as your own pattern. It’s not honest or nice. πŸ™‚ Thanks.Β 
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