Camera Strap Cover from a Scarf

Recently, after watching the Warriors in Pink “Bang the Drum” video at a conference, I was given a Warriors in Pink scarf. I love it. I love the colors, the pattern, and what it represents. But I don’t wear scarves very often in Vegas. So I took my scarf and used it to make a cover for my camera strap – and now I’ll use this scarf every day!

You can read more about the Warriors in Pink in the post I wrote about Warriors in Pink yesterday.

If you’d like to make something similar, here is my camera strap cover tutorial that will show you how:


Supplies:
Scarf
Scrap of Batting
505 spray
(you can substitute batting/505 spray with fusible fleece)
Camera strap to cover
sewing machine

I measured the length and width of my camera strap. The strap was slightly over 1.5″ wide. I cut my batting 4″ by the length of the strap. DON’T cut the scarf yet!
If you’re interested in the math: 1.5″ wide + 1.5″ on the other side + .5″ for seam allowance +.5″ for room to breathe.

I sprayed a very light coat of 505 spray in one side of the batting. Then adhered it to the part of the scarf I liked best (that was the hardest pert… finding a favorite! The designs are awesome!).

Now cut the scarf. The batting will stabilize it, making it easier to cut accurately. Cut the 4″ width, and add an inch on each side of the length. Fold the extra inch towards the batting, so the raw edge of the fabric touches the raw edge of the batting. Then fold over again, over the batting, and pin.

 Stitch this down. I like to do two lines of stitching because I think it looks a little more professional.

Repeat this process with the other side. Then put the two long sides together, and sew all the way down with a 1/4″ seam.

Turn the camera strap cover right-side out, and thread your old camera strap through… you’ve got a custom camera strap! And because you used an actual camera strap as the base, you won’t have to worry that your camera won’t be secure.

Always,
Carolina

Comments

  1. Aww what a wonderful way to show your support 🙂

  2. Love it! What a great way to use that scarf. My daughter decided that ‘my’ scarves were going to make great curtains for her room and she promptly took them and hung them around the curtain rods. LOL!

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