Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Camera Strap Cover from a Scarf
You can read more about the Warriors in Pink in the post I wrote about Warriors in Pink yesterday.
If you'd like to make something similar, here is my camera strap cover tutorial that will show you how:
Scrap of Batting
(you can substitute batting/505 spray with fusible fleece)
Camera strap to cover
I measured the length and width of my camera strap. The strap was slightly over 1.5" wide. I cut my batting 4" by the length of the strap. DON'T cut the scarf yet!
If you're interested in the math: 1.5" wide + 1.5" on the other side + .5" for seam allowance +.5" for room to breathe.
I sprayed a very light coat of 505 spray in one side of the batting. Then adhered it to the part of the scarf I liked best (that was the hardest pert... finding a favorite! The designs are awesome!).
Now cut the scarf. The batting will stabilize it, making it easier to cut accurately. Cut the 4" width, and add an inch on each side of the length. Fold the extra inch towards the batting, so the raw edge of the fabric touches the raw edge of the batting. Then fold over again, over the batting, and pin.
Stitch this down. I like to do two lines of stitching because I think it looks a little more professional.
Repeat this process with the other side. Then put the two long sides together, and sew all the way down with a 1/4" seam.
Turn the camera strap cover right-side out, and thread your old camera strap through... you've got a custom camera strap! And because you used an actual camera strap as the base, you won't have to worry that your camera won't be secure.