Remember my post that I had the picture of the camera strap that I made? This was a really long time ago, probably the 4th or 5th post I made, so all my new followers might not have seen it. Well, I finally made another one and I have a tutorial for you! (Woohoo!) It’s pretty easy, and as always, I tried to get as many pictures to be as clear as possible. My camera strap is 1.5in x 27in (not including the smaller lanyard part, and I believe that’s the around the standard size of camera straps, but I could be wrong! Mine came with my Canon Rebel T2i.
I started by cutting two large strips of fabric that were 2’8″ x 4in, and two smaller strips that were 13in x 4in. You don’t want a shear material for this! (Notice the pup’s paws at the top of the picture….always needs to be right on top of a project I’m making! lol)
I then, tapered out the edges of all the strips, which I’ll show you an easy way of doing in the next few pictures… Start by folding your strip in half lengthwise so that the small edges are on top of each other.
Take one of your longer strips and pin it together with one of the pockets (you want the longer strips WRONG side, pinned to the pockets RIGHT side!) I liked the way it looks with the opposing fabrics, but you may want to do something more simple.
Then, turn the pocket up so that the seam is hidden inside. This is when you could put a snap button, or some velcro down so that the pocket doesn’t open it. I didn’t have any at the time of making the tutorial, otherwise I would have!
I actually made the hole for my strap to go into a little big, but it closes up once it’s over your neck anyway, so you can’t see it. Eventually it will crease from sitting on your neck and it looks seamless! You could also iron it, but I’m lazy =P