Sew a fabric cover to update to a dirty, faded camera strap. It’s a quick project and a great use for a long scrap!
1. Wash, dry and iron fabric.
2. Measure your strap. Double the width and add 1″ (if your strap is 1.5″: 1.5×2=3 and 3+1=4). Add 2″ to the length. You now have your fabric dimensions.
3. Mark, measure and cut fabric to the size determined in step 2.
4. Fold the short ends in 1/2″ and iron. Repeat. Sew along the inside edge of the 1/2″ seam.
5. To sew the long side, fold the fabric in half longways (pattern side in) and sew 1/4″ from the raw edge.
6. Turn the strap right side out. Use a turning tool if you have one (I don’t) or just pull it through with your fingers.
7. Detach your camera strap and slide the cover on. If strap gets dirty, just remove it and toss in the wash!
I used cotton quilting fabric for my first cover, but will upgrade to a heavier fabric for my next. My camera gets heavy-duty use and the thin fabric wrinkled too easily. I was also careful to choose something gender-neutral — even if my husband only occasionally uses the camera (and I’d say it’s more than occasional), he shouldn’t have to wear a pink, flowery strap around his neck!