Hey there, lovelies. I hope you’re having a great Wednesday. Today I want to share with you my tutorial for how to make your own camera strap cover. I originally submitted this post to Kate over at Chic on a Shoestring. She’s on vacay and needed some bloggy friends to fill her pages so she could relax with her fam. I was happy to oblige.
As we bloggers know, good photography is a key component of a professional and captivating blog space. For my photos, I shoot with a Nikon D2X digital SLR camera, which I purchased used on eBay. I use a Tamron 18-200 mm lens for my “everyday” photos; and I use a Tamron 10-24 mm lens when I need those wide, full-room shots (like my living room and guest bath re-do). I would also recommend purchasing a 50 mm fixed focus length lens, which works fabulously in low-light situations for portraits and detailed photos, like food.
With all that said, a good camera deserves a super-cute, customized strap cover to go along with it, wouldn’t you agree?
You’ll want to begin by checking the dimensions of your camera strap. Add two inches to both the length and width and cut out two identical pieces of fabric matching those dimensions. (I cut mine 26 inches long by 4 inches wide.)
To determine the size of your fleece strips, subtract one inch from the length and width of your fabric pieces. (My fleece strips were 25 inches long by 3 inches wide.) This will keep your hem from getting too puffy-looking.
Now you’ll want to sew a 1/2-inch hem along the top and bottom of each strip.
Once you’re done with the strap cover, you can embellish it with a handmade rosette, like I did.
After that, just slip your strap through the cover and voila! Here’s the finished strap cover.
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