Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Recycled Tee Camera Strap Cover

I have been needing a camera strap cover for a very long time now. I had elaborate plans to make one that had various pockets. I like the look of the patchwork ones that I have seen in various places, but was concerned that they would not be very comfortable. I decided to use an old t-shirt so that it would nice and soft around my neck. I also decided against pockets this go around to keep it nice and simple.

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What you will need:

t-shirt or knit fabric
batting or flannel
sewing machine


Cut 2 pieces that are 4" x 11.5". If your t-shirt is big enough, you can cut 1 piece that is 4" x 23".

Then with right sides together sew the 2 pieces together along the short end. I used the hem of the shirt so that I would not have to hem the bottom.

Cut a piece of batting the same size as the t-shirt piece.


Sew straight lines the length of the fabric to attach the batting to the knit fabric.



Fold the piece in half with right sides together. Sew the length of the strap forming a tube.


Turn the tube right side out. Then feed your strap through the cover. Ta-da.


Now you have a comfy, stylish, and eco-friendly camera strap cover.

If you make one, please make sure to add it to my flickr group.


Ruth said...

This is a great idea. I need a camera strap.


michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Great! I need a camera so I can make one of these:) I am highlighting that Grab my "featured" button.

Sachiko said...

I love the fabric! Thank you for sharing with us!


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