12 Days Handmade Christmas Tutorials|Day 5 Camera Strap

by Edie Wadsworth on November 5, 2010

If you’re new to the ’12 Days’, you may visit the previous days by clicking on the day you like:

Day 1 Crayon Roll

Day 2 Zippered Pouches

Day 3 Appliqued Placemats

Day 4 Quilted Potholders

And you’re in for a treat today.  You’ll need to carve out some time to visit Cheryl’s blog.  I think I clicked around her blog for an hour when I first found it.   She also has a shop full of beautiful handmades!  Thanks for sharing your craftiness with us Cheryl~

Hi friends of Edie!
I’m Cheryl from a pretty cool life and I’m so exited to be here!

First, a little about me:  Life’s good.  I aspire to be no more than I am right now; the stay at home mom to two little boys, ages 3 and 1. I love the ordinary days I spend with them, and desperately try to enjoy each one until I find a way to freeze time. We spend our days playing, building, chasing, snacking, watching too much tv and trying be creative.   Sewing and crafting are my favorite things, and I spend as much time as I can working on projects.  I share many of them, along with tutorials.  You can check them out here.    Vintage is my other weak spot and I love collecting old linens.  My loves of handmade and vintage meet in my etsy shop, j u s t  p r e t t y., where I list a variety of  items.

Now, without further ado, what I’ll be sharing today: a camera strap tutorial.  You know you’ve seen them everywhere in blogland and etsy.  Here’s  a chance to make one of your own:

I’ll admit I’m just as excited to have a pretty camera strap as I am to have a new camera.  This is an easy project, so you can make a bunch and switch them out when you feel like it!
This is what I did for my standard Nikon strap.  Double check your own strap to see if it’s the same size before you start.  (And if you have a point and shoot, here’s my tute on how to make a wristlet strap for it.)

You’ll need:
2 strips of fabric, each 21″ x 2.5″ long
1 strip of fusible fleece/batting, 20″ x 2.5″
Iron the short ends of each strip down a quarter inch.

Sew two parallel lines to hem the ends (one will catch your fabric, one’s just to make it look more finished).

Iron the fusible fleece to the wrong side of the strip of fabric you want facing inside.  It should be slightly shorter than the fabric, so center it.

Line up your strips of fabric, right sides together, and pin.

Sew.  I serged the seams, too, but it’s not necessary.

Turn your fabric tube right side out.

Topstitch along each edge and you’re all set!

Happy {handmade} holidays and thanks again to Edie for having me!

Cheryl
xoxo

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1 Brenna November 5, 2010 at 12:34 pm

I have been wanting to make a few of these for my camera, but I was just going to figure out how to do it myself. Now I don’t have to! Loving the 12 day of Handmade Christmas! I couldn’t wait for it to get here after I discovered it last year through Dsrby’s blog.

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2 Terry November 5, 2010 at 12:38 pm

It took me minute to realize you put this over your current camera strap. I was trying to figure out how it attached to the camera. Ha

Now I’m off to pick out my fabrics. Love these tutorials! Thanks.

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3 Terry November 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm

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Now%20I’m%20off%20to%20pick%20out%20my%20fabrics.%20%20Love%20these%20tutorials!%20%20Thanks.

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4 Tracey November 5, 2010 at 1:06 pm

I still haven’t figured out how to attach it to my strap if you are supposed to topstitch the ends. Sorry I’m such a dummy but could you please explain?
~Tracey

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5 randi November 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm

i just love your blog! i am a crafty christian homeschooler too. :)

later today i will link your ” 12 days” on my facebook page. it’s time to start making gifts, isn’t it!!!

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6 randi November 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm

i just love your blog! i am a crafty christian homeschooler too. :)

later today i will link your ” 12 days” on my facebook page. it’s time to start making gifts, isn’t it!!!

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7 Terry November 5, 2010 at 2:57 pm

Tracey, you topstitch the ends on the individual pieces before you sew the sides together. Once you turn the strap, you don’t stitch across the ends again. Leave them open to slip your existing strap through it. HTH :)

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8 LaVonne November 6, 2010 at 12:09 am

So so happy to have remembered the 12 Days of Tutorials. I love this one. I can’t wait to read the others.

I am getting my first sewing machine this month. (A late bday present.) I am excited to learn how to sew for the first time and this tutorial appears to be something I can do :)

Thank you!!

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9 melissa stover November 6, 2010 at 4:20 am

woo hoo, i already know how to do this one. that’s one project i can mark off my list. i do need to make a couple for friends though.

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10 Becky @ Farmgirl Paints November 8, 2010 at 2:21 pm

I’m hoping Santa brings me a nice camera for Christmas. I’ll be coming back and making one if he does;)

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11 Nina November 12, 2010 at 2:13 pm

What a great tutorial! I was thinking of purchasing one from etsy but now I know I can easily make this! One question: What happens with the fleece when you turn it right side out? I understand everything else, but I’m just not getting that!! Thanks! I’m lovin’ all of this handmade stuff!

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12 Rebecca December 6, 2010 at 4:13 pm

I am working on this now, but am wondering how do you attach this to your camera??

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13 edie wadsworth December 6, 2010 at 5:20 pm

Rebecca,
Try this link—-Kent explains it really well.
happy monday, glad you’re crafting!
xo,
edie

http://kentweakley.com/blog/video-photo-tip-attaching-camera-strap/

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14 Lisa December 18, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I have the same question — Is there a string or something that goes on the short ends, to feed through the attachment loop on the camera? This looks like it is just the padded part of the strap, but not anything that attaches to the camera.

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