Hi it’s Megan from Brassy Apple. We love a project that sews up quickly with a big impact. It’s easy to add a pop of color and comfort to your camera strap with a custom slipcover!
1 Charm Pack – Hunky Dory by Chez Moi
Step 1: Measure the length and width of your camera strap. Our camera strap measures 22 inches long and is 1.5″ wide. Choose 5 different squares of fabric from the charm pack. Sew the squares end to end with a 1/4″ seam allowance. This should leave about 1/2″ allowance to turn under on each end. Press seams flat.
Step 2: According to package directions, apply the fusible fleece to the the fabric leaving 1/4″ bare on each end. (see photos below)
Optional: To give your slipcover a quilted look, sew straight stitch lines done the entire piece. Starting about 1″ in from the edge, sew your first stitch line. Use your presser foot as a spacing guide and continue across the strap. Stop about 1″ from the opposite edge.
Step 3: Fold the fabric back on each end, press and/or pin in place, and stitch closed.
Step 4: Fold the strap lengthwise with right sides together and sew down the long side using a 1/2″ seam allowance. This will create a tube with the ends left open. Trim excess.
Step 5: Turn right side out and press flat with the seam down the middle of the underside.
Thread your camera strap through and wear your camera with style! Don’t forget to change out the strap with the seasons, holidays or as your heart desires!
If using 5 charm pack squares per strap, then one charm pack will yield 8 different, colorful camera strap slipcovers. These are perfect to give as gifts to friends, family and your favorite photographer!