There is something you must know about me. I like accessories. Having things to go with, for example: a camera, is almost as good as having the camera. So, as soon as I got it, I started dreaming of things to go with it, and making this camera strap cover went on my to-do list.
Actually, this accessory is pretty practical. I don’t know if you have tried to carry one of these cameras around lately, but they get pretty heavy and the strap is really uncomfortable. When, I found out we were going to the zoo last week, I knew it was time that I finally got around to making this.
I made the cover with fabric from my stash, remarkable I know. It was such an easy project to sew, and sewing for my new camera made me pretty happy.
To me the most important thing this cover needed was a pocket. There I go accessorizing the the accessory. I made the pocket so that it wraps around the cover, essentially giving you a place to put a lens cover in the front and something else in the back. Who knows maybe I will become such a good photographer one day I will need a place to stick business cards. For now it will probably just be another place that I end up carry Hot Wheels.
With trying it out at the Zoo in 92 degree weather I can confidently say this is cover has been tried and tested. It made it a lot more comfortable to carry that day, well, as comfortable as you can be in that type of weather. It was enough to convince me that if you have this kind of camera you should help the strap out, for your own sake.
What You Need:
- 2- 38 in x 6.5 in pieces of fabric
- 1- 4 in x 6.5 in piece of fabric
- 1- 37 in x 6 in piece of fusible fleece
- Sewing Machine and basic sewing supplies
- Start with hemming the top of your pocket (4 in piece.) Hem by folding it 1/4 in down and ironing. Folding over another 1/4 in and iron again. This keeps your raw edge hidden. Sew along the folded edge.
- Lay the piece you want to be the outside of strap cover right side up, and lay your pocket on top right side up, lining up your bottom raw edges. Then lay what will be your inside piece, right side down. So, you should have the pocket sandwiched in between the two layers. Pin at the pocket to make sure it doesn’t shift. Sew along both of the long sides.
- When it is sewn together, iron your fusible fleece to the back of the piece that will be on the inside of your strap. On my strap this is the pink fabric. Your fusible fleece should fit perfectly between your seams and should come about a 1/2 in from each end.
- Now you can turn your cover right side out.
- Turn under your ends about a 1/2 in, and sew the edge of your cover shut.
- Fold your piece in half, the right side with pocket facing out. Sew along the edge to form a tube.
- Thread your camera strap through the cover.
- DONE, and ready to travel.
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