I have a lot of upcoming projects in the near future and I am so lucky to have one of my best and longest friends to help me. She is a complete in over your head DIY nut like me. You can see some of her amazing creations HERE. She is co-hosting/styling my very first photography workshop and we got on the topic of camera straps. And looking through them I was inspired to see if I could make one. THUS, the DIY camera strap tutorial is here! Granted, this was my first attempt and I didn’t bother measuring, ironing, properly cutting materials, etc… I just wanted to give it a quick whirl to get an idea of how complicated it could be. And I must say, although I am not in love with this one, it was pretty easy to make. So beginner level sewers out there – give it a try!
What you’ll need:
Fabric, 1/8 of a yard is plenty
Something cute to add to it, I used sequin ribbon (optional)
Original camera strap
Go getter attitude
I just laid my camera strap next to the fabric and cut the width. Be sure to give some hem allowance. As you can see I didn’t bother using a cutter but that would certainly make this project look a lot better.
Taking one side of your strap fabric add your embellishment. It could be anything, or nothing at all. There are endless options when you start to think about it. And I just chose this based on what I had lying around the house. Hashtag – HOARDINGSTATUS.
My sequin ribbon was pretty thin so I added two rows.
Once you’ve got your embellishment done, place the sides you want to show together.
Sew the sides closed.
I should have thought to finish the ends prior to sewing the sides, so be sure to change up my steps for faster results.
Turn it inside out and slide your existing strap into the cover. Mine was a pretty snug fit but I wanted it that way so that it is less likely to slip out of place. Now I am eager to make some more polished, super cute ones!
The benefit of this cover is that it is removable and can be washed. I know I get a little sweaty when I am taking pictures. TMI