Camera Strap Cover: Shabby Chic

 

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Changing the cover on my camera strap is really fun.  Since I lug the camera almost everywhere I go, I often have the camera around my neck.  Most of the previous strap covers I have made have been made from cotton fabric or chenille.  I bought this stretchy lace fabric to make a skirt for little girls.  But, before I did, I cut a strip off of the end which was six inches wide and the full length of the fabric.   Since both ends of the fabric were already finished, I knew they would make a nice end to each opening.  I folded the fabric in half and stitch about a quarter of an inch to secure it down one side without finishing the edge and did the same with the folded side so that it would ruffle when I slid it onto the camera.  Since it’s shabby, it doesn’t matter if it frays.

 

 

 

After sewing in a bit on each side, I left the middle at about 2 1/2 inches.  Since the fabric is stretchy, it doesn’t have to be perfect.  It simply has to be at least the width of the camera strap but not much more.

 

It is easy to see how the cover gathers itself as it is put on.  When I got to the end of the strap I let about three inches go beyond the main strap.  I tied each end with ribbon.  The finished edge of the fabric looks nice gathered around the end of the strap.

 

I added a rosette made out of off-white ribbon and a little flower charm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Replies to “Camera Strap Cover: Shabby Chic”

  1. This camera strap is amazing! Do you sell them?? I would love to purchase one for a sweet friend of mine that’s expanding her photography business.

  2. Dear Friend. I am so sorry but I don’t sell them although I have made many. I just make them for myself and my family. It was quite easy, however. I used stretchy fabric like they use for little girls’ tights. I would be happy to give you better instructions should you decide to make one. Thank you for taking a look at my blog.

    Sandy

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