Customize your camera with a handmade strap

May 27, 2011

Sewing/Crochet

For a friend’s birthday, I decided to make her a camera strap cover (like this one) in her favorite color, purple. After doing a little research, though, I discovered that her camera’s strap was a skinny one, and not the size of the Digital SLRs that most covers are sized for.

I began searching for tutorials that help you make a complete strap (not just a cover) and came across this great one from Ikat Bag. It took only about an hour and a half or so to pull together, and I love how it turned out!

The vinyl straps are actually black dog collars I found at Big Lots for only $1 each (complete with all the needed hardware). The black-backed vinyl came from my local JoAnn store.

I deviated from the pattern a bit and added some fusible fleece to the inside to make it more padded when it hangs around your neck. I hope she likes it!

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