Custom Camera Slipcover

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
Fusible Fleece
Thread
Iron


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!

43 comments:

Lizzie said...

Oh I'm definitely going to have to make this, for both of my cameras I think. So gorgeous and simple, thanks...
Lizzie
xxx

CJ said...

I've wanted to make a couple of these for awhile now, thanks for the push to finally do it!

Jen said...

Great idea. I've been thinking about making one of these for a while now but wasn't sure how I was going to go about it. Thanks for the idea.

lissa said...

Yeah! I need a new camera strap for Market! Thanks for the tutorial.

-modalissa

kate spain said...

What a great idea! Off to make one right now and say goodbye to the boring black strap. Thanks so much.

Angela said...

awesome instructions! I need a quick fun project and I surely have a bunch of charm packs that need some love : )

jaybird said...

adorable! what a great way to use leftover charms!

Patter Cross said...

Great, great tutorial; however, for beginners you don't state how to calculate how much fabric they will need if their strap measures differently from yours. Can that info be added? Thanks for the great tutorial and photos! Blessings,

rachel griffith said...

cute & quick.
:D

Paula Lynn said...

A set of seasonal/holiday covers would make a great gift for a photo-taking pal.

tarabu said...

While it's an excellent excuse to buy a new charm pack - it's also a great recipe for Stash-Busting Month - a fun way to use up those orphan squares!

Teri said...

Thanks so much! I will definately make one of these.

Tasha said...

Love them! I just linked them up back to here. You are amazing. :)

denise said...

What a great idea and how lovely! Thanks for sharing, can't wait to make one for myself!

Jeanette said...

This will be my next project... I am an artist and take pictures of my art to sell it online every day. The strap is always sharp and edgy so this will be so nice. I have scraps from a jelly roll I can use. Thanks

traceyjay said...

my camera strap suddenly seems so inadequate.

very nice. :)

Vals Quilting said...

I've been thinking about one of these for so long now...thanks for the inspiration and the tutorial!
Valerie
http://www.PastimesOnline.ca/vals-quilting/

BRT said...

yay!!! another bake shop hit with me!! I've been looking for a pattern like this!! awesomeness...off to sew!!

sally
http://sallysangelworks.com

Amy M. said...

I can't wait to make this. I am the photographer for our neighborhood Swim Team and I found the *Perfect* fabric for this strap. I'll be stylin' at the pool this Summer! Many thanks!!

Rachel said...

How neat is that! :D Thank you so much for this idea and pattern! :D I was looking for something for my best friends birthday and this is what I'll make her...a few of these darling and fashionable straps for her camera! :D She LOVES photography, so this is perfect for her! :D AND, it will be so quick and easy to make them! ;) Thanks Miss Megan! :)

Blessings!
~Miss Rachel~

deborah said...

Great tutorial! My camera strap is so uncomfortable- it's very narrow at the neck. I'll be making a quilted one that will be so much more comfortable. I'll make my son a more masculine one tho:)

Sandie Grisé said...

I've made a few of these in different colors this past year (as gifts for family and friends). You can make them i=out of various fabrics for the seasons. Heck you can make them to go with different outfits because the cost is so darn reasonsable!

Mishka said...

Super cute!

Brassy Apple said...

thanks for all the great feedback and comments ladies!!! now go make yourselves chic with a great camera strap cover ;)

Elsa said...

thanks for being so generous by sharing this tutorial! I've been wanting to make something like this for a while and here it is!

Heather said...

I love this! Thank you so much for posting a tutorial. I have seen others in the past that involved actually altering the existing camera strap, but I didn't want to do that. This is perfect! Thank you so much. =)

Brenda said...

LOVE it! Can't wait to make it!
Thanks!
Brenda
Deck the Halls Of HOME With JOY!

rosie/the fabric shopper said...

Simple projects with big impact are fabulous! Thanks for doing the tutorial :-)

Tisha G. said...

Awesome tutorial Megan!! Congrats on becoming a new baker :) Can't wait to try this out!!

The simple life... said...

I have been waiting for this fun pattern for awhile! I have been dreaming of a splash of color to my favorite accessory - My camera!

jenjen said...

Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful!

I have been wanting to make one of these for so long!!! It is gorgeous!

XOOX
Jen

Christine said...

What a wonderful tutorial! I think I will have each of the kids make on for my husband for fathers day as he is the photographer in the family!!

Ashley said...

Thank You! Thank You! I just finished making one using your tutorial- I am SUCH a beginner but this was so easy to follow! I love it, my camera looks so stinkin cute now!

... said...

I've been wanting to make one of these so bad! Thanks alot i think ill make these for gifts too! :)

dawnaclark said...

Fantastic! so easy to do and I have a huge fabric stash to choose from! (lots of moda!) i bought one on etsy and paid like $25 for it, but it was not a cover, but the entire strap. i would like to just make the covers as my DH doesn't really care for the amy butler fabric one on the camera!! LOL!

chinamommy said...

Oooo... i don't sew, but even I could do this!!!
~m

The Parry Family said...

LOVE THIS!! What a wonderful idea. You should post a tutorial on how to make a camera bag to go along with this wonderful gift idea! thanks for sharing :)!!!

Xochilt said...

I'm so making this! I was totally thinking about buying one from Etsy!

http://www.etsy.com/shop/SwankyCameraCouture?ref=seller_info

But now that I seen this tutorial I'm making it myself! I'm so glad I waited, it was the Heffty price of $30 that held me back! lolThanx for the tutorial!

Lisa said...

Made TWO of them in less than an hour, and I am a very novice sewer. You can see them here:
http://lisakisch.typepad.com/babies_paper_and_song/2011/01/camera-strap-cover.html

Thanks for the tute!

Tanya said...

I finished one today just before my machine decided to sieze up. Love it, can't wait to make more!

Carrie Whittemore said...

I absolutely LOVE this project. I can't wait to try it. I featured your project on my blog at http://whittskitsfabricscrafts.blogspot.com/2013/04/mining-monday-fabric-scrap-project-ideas.html and put a link directly back here.
Thanks so much!
Carrie

Kathryn Knight said...

I just made one and posted it on my blog with a link back :)

http://www.litgeekstudio.com/2013/08/camera-strap-cover.html

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