Thursday, November 7, 2013

DIY Camera Strap Cover

During Sarah's visit to the Bay Area, we wanted to squeeze in a DIY project.  We were looking for something quick, practical, and easy for Sarah to take on the plane back to LA.  Enter this no-sew DIY camera strap cover!  And did we mention that it was reallreally easy and also very inexpensive?

We picked up just half a yard of this patterned fabric, a roll of Stitch Witchery, and a yard of fusible velcro at our local Jo-Ann Fabric.  In addition to that, you only need a pair of fabric scissors (or any pair of sharp scissors), an iron, and an ironing board, all of which we already had at home.  We didn't even use measuring tape!

Using our camera straps as templates, we cut the fabric the length of our straps with an extra 1/2-1" on either side for hemming and about 3x the width of our straps, again with an extra 1/2-1" on either side for a clean hem.  We used the Stitch Witchery according to package instructions to create an even, no-sew hem and finally laid down the Velcro strips to fasten and secure the strap cover.

This was a quick and affordable way to personalize our camera straps that took less than an hour!  We still had plenty of time to meet up with friends, catch up on girl talk, and of course, eat lots of good eats!

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