Friday, April 27, 2012

Fat Quarter Friday: Simple Camera Strap Cover

Brian gave me this amazing camera for my birthday. I LOVE the camera, but the strap wasn't really doing anything for me, so I decided to make a cover for it. I thought about making a new strap entirely, but this way I know it's strong, and if I get tired of the fabric, it'd be really easy to take it off and whip up a new one!
1 Fat Quarter
Camera Strap

Step 1: Measure your camera strap from where you want the fabric to start and stop and how wide it is. Mine was 23 5/8" x 1 5/8".
Step 2: Add an 1 1/2"to the length (mine went from 23 5/8" to 25"). Now double your width and add about an extra 1/2" (mine went from 1 5/8" to 3 3/4"). We're going to cut out our fabric from the fat quarter. Since fat quarters aren't long enough to accommodate this project, we're going to cut two strips (mine were 12 1/2" x 3 3/4").
Step 3: Place your two strips right sides together and sew along one of the short edges so you now have one long strip. Iron your seam.
Step 4: Fold your strip in half, right sides together and sew along the long edge.
Step 5: Turn your tube right side out and iron the seam so that it's on the back of the strip.
Step 6: Slide your cover on to your camera strap. It should be a nice snug fit.
Step 7: When you get to the end, fold under the raw edges of the tube of fabric at least 1/4".
Using a zipper foot on your machine, sew it in place as close to the edge as possible about 1/16". Now pull the fabric taut to the other end and fold under the raw edge. Again sew with your zipper foot about 1/16" from the edge.
It's complete! Enjoy your new fabulous camera strap!

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