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Here’s how to make a reversible cover that slips over your generic camera strap, instantly making it unique, comfortable and ever-so-dashing.
It’s super easy to make, so you can rock the strap cover even if you’ve never touched a sewing machine before.
Now get in there, tiger!
What You’ll Need
Step 1: Make a Pattern
Cut out the paper rectangle using scissors.
Step 2: Cut the Fabric
Cut out the rectangle shape so that when you unfold it the piece measures 2.25″ by 24.5″.
Repeat this step with the other piece of fabric.
Step 3: Tuck in the Ends
Fold the edge over another 1/2″ so that the raw edge is tucked inside the fold. Iron that flat too.
Repeat this step with the other short end.
Step 4: Hem The Ends
Make your stitches 3/8″ away from the folded edge (use the marks on the sewing machine plate as a guide).
Optional: Make two to three parallel lines of stitches for extra strength and extra style points.
Repeat this step in the other short edge so both ends of the piece are hemmed.
Now repeat Steps 3 and 4 on the other piece of fabric.
Step 5: Stitch the Pieces Together
Pin the pieces together along the long edges.
Sew the pieces together, making your stitches 1/4″ away from the raw edge.
(1/4″ just happens to be the width of your machine’s presser foot. Coincidence? We think not.)
Step 6: Turn Inside Out
This will take a little pushing and pulling to accomplish, unless you have an unbelieveably handy thing called a loop turner.
Keep poking and prodding until the tube is right-side out, then iron it flat.
Step 7: Cover the Strap
Slip the cover over your camera strap and put the strap back on your camera.
Now get out there and knock ‘em dead with your impeccable sense of style and your ineffable savoir faire.
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Published on August 11, 2009 — See more DIY
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