Anyway, due to popular demand, I've decided to make a camera strap tutorial. Making a camera strap is probably one of the easiest tutorials that I have made, and yet, I somehow managed to make a few mistakes along the way. Count yourself lucky to have me around to make all your mistakes for you. You're welcome.
You will need:
1/3 yard of fabric
1/3 yard of additional fabric (for underside if desired)
Fusible fleece 1/8+ yard
3 yards of 2" Lace (opt.)
Camera strap top - 4x22"
Camera strap underside - 4x22"
Lens cap pocket - 4x4" (cut two)
Fusible fleece - 4x22"
Lace - 44" (cut two)
1. Iron out all of your fabric and cut your fabric out to the dimensions above. Keep in mind the direction of the print of your fabric. If the print is going horizontally, then you'll need to get 22" of fabric so you can get the right direction. Riley Blake Chevron fabric (for instance) is horizontal, so you'd want to get 22" instead of 1/3 yard. Also, if you want your camera strap to be longer than mine, you might need to get more fabric.
5. Pin the pocket on top of the camera strap top at one end, lining up raw edges. Sew the pocket in place with a 1/4" seam allowance around sides and bottom.
*If you're not using lace, skip step 6.
7. Making sure the lace is out of the way, pin the camera strap top piece to the camera strap underside, right sides together. Using a straight stitch, sew along the long edges with a 3/8" seam allowance (you can do 1/2" seam allowance, but the pocket will be a little more snug), leaving the two shorter ends un-sewn. Zig-zag the raw edges of long sides. Turn strap right-side out and press.
8. Fold shorter ends under two times to avoid any fraying and sew in place (or zig-zag top and underside separately and fold under once). Make sure you fold the camera strap top and the camera strap underside separately or you'll close the entryway and exit of the camera strap!
Slide in your camera strap and voila! Your very own, very washable camera strap! Love it! Now go take some photos!
P.S. If any of you are having the same issue editing your blog that I was, leave a comment and I'll direct you to a tutorial to help you get it fixed!
P.S.S. I decided to link up with Emily over at The Freckled Fox for a Sew and Tell (cute play on words)! Go check her out and meet some new friends while you're at it!