Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Fancy Camera Strap

Katie needed a Mother's Day gift to give to her Mimi.  Asking her a few questions about her Mimi we decided she needed  a Fancy Camera Strap.  The best part of this gift it is another quick, simple and cheap inexpensive gift.

I let Katie go thru the STASH of fabric.  She dug until she hit bottom and pulled a bag that was all but forgotten.  Sad- because it was a special bag of fabric from our trip to New York.  Yes I have to confess I am an addict.  My name is Suzette and I am a fabric addict.  This bag was full of scraps and a couple yards of this beautiful, lovely and dreamy fabric.  HUM...

When purchased I had all intension of making a lovely dress.  But, y'all know how that goes...I will make the dress when I loose a few pounds.  Well a year later and I am on the road to sewing my dress.

OOPS- I got a little side tracked.  Back to the making of the Fancy Camera Strap.

2- fabrics 2.75" x 27" or 1 piece 5.5" x 27"
fusible fleece interfacing (not needed, but I like my straps with a little padding) 5" x 27". 

1 Sew fabric with right sides together.

2 Iron seam open
3 Iron interfacing according to directions (remember to use damp cloth while ironing).  Trim extra interfacing.

4. Fold each end 1/2" and sew finished.
5. Fold each end again 1/2" and sew finished (this give a little polished look).  Sew 3 times to give a refined look.
6. Sew right sides together using a 1/4" seam and trim.

looks like we are in need of a ironing board tutorial

7. Turn strap outside right and iron.
8. Slip onto camera strap.
9. Go out and enjoy your new Fancy Camera Strap. 

I am nosy, so send me pictures of your adventures with your new Fancy Camera Strap.

There are always two people in every picture:  the photographer and the viewer.  ~Ansel Adams


  1. Cute camera strap! Thanks for linking @'@Sew Cute Tuesday'!

  2. Very nice, thanks for the tutorial. Thanks so much for linking this up to our Wicked Awesome Wednesday link party!

  3. I made a simple and quick camera strap cover http://condo-blues.blogspot.com/2011/01/sew-quickie-cloth-camera-strap-cover.html

    I don't have photos yet, but after trying it out at Blissdom, I took it apart, added some length with hot pink fabric, and padded it with fleece.

  4. Love it! I totally need one of those for my Nikon D60. I have a ton of scrap fabric, just didn't know how to do it...thanks for the step by step tutorial and pics! I'm your newest follower.


  5. That is so cute thank you for sharing. I really need to make one so my camera is pretty. I am visiting from the Fun to craft linky party. Come and say hi I love visitors and I am doing a really fun giveaway next week so come back and check it out.

    A Mommy's Life....with a touch of Yellow


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