November 12, 2010

Camera Strap Cover With Lens Pocket Tutorial and give away.

I have a new camera, that won't fit in my purse or pocket, so I wanted something special to cover the camera strap. This strap cover is wider than some I’ve seen, but I wanted a pocket to store my lens cover.


Camera Strap Cover
With Lens Pocket



Please read all instructions before beginning.


Use a .25” seam allowance.
WOF is assumed to be 40”.

Finished size is 33" x 3".

Materials


2 contrasting/coordinating fabrics, ¼ yard each
Fusible fleece

Cutting Instructions

Cut (1) 35” x 4” strip from each fabric.  One will be the top fabric A, one will be the bottom/back fabric B.
Cut (1) 4” x 6.5” stripe from fabric B for the pocket piece.
Cut (1) 33” x 3” strip of fusible fleece.


Construction

1 Fuse the 35” strip of fabric B to the strip of fusible fleece.  The reverse side of fabric B will be facing up, and the fusible side of the fleece will be facing down.  I found it easiest to start at the middle and work toward the ends.  I spent time smoothing and pinning, to keep everything centered.


2 Now is the time to add some faux quilting lines on the back fabric, if you want.


3 Fold the fabric B pocket piece in half, wrong sides together.  Baste or pin it to one end of top fabric A, matching raw edges.


4 Join both long strips of fabric on one long side, only.  Back stitch at each end.  Stitch a parallel seam next to the fleece, back stitch at each end again.  Press seam toward fabric A.


5 At each short end of the combined strip, fold the raw edge up, toward the edge of the fleece, you’ll have about .5” left, and double stitch.


6 Fold the long strip, right sides together, stitch, as in step 4, turn strap right side out, tread your camera’s strap thru, and enjoy.



Now, the give away.  I made a prototype, to make sure I knew what I was doing.  Guess what?  I did, I knew what I was doing.  It turned out great, and I've decided to give it away.


Here's how to win:



  • You must comment on this post, tell me what your current project is.  





  • I'd love if you became a follower, let me know in a separate comment and you'll get another entry.





  • If you follow one of my other blogs, that's an additional entry.





  • If you want another chance to win, blog about this give away.





  • You must have a blog to be eligible to win.





  • If you have a blog, but are a no-comment blogger, you must leave your email in you comment.





  • I'll draw the winner on Sunday the 14th.

    Keep on stitchin',

    11 comments

    1. Jan, This is awesome, I so need need that strap. LOL And it is the perfect color for me.Anyway I'm working on three
      Christmas quilts for my kids the pattern is from Maywoods studio called Mr.snowman.

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    2. I'm already a follower of your blog! thanks for the chance.

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    3. I also follow on your kitchen!!

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    4. I just blogged it on BOTH my blogs and I also Facebooked it!!!

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    5. Wow, how cute and aren't you just the berries. Of course you can count me in for this one. I have been hinting for a strap from my kids. Thanks.

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    6. And you know that I am a follower of all your blogs...on google reader.

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    7. Check later and you will find your smile on my quilting blog.

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    8. I love this idea. The pocket for the lens cap is just genius. Even if I don't win, I'll be bookmarking this tutorial so I can make my own!

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    9. What a great idea! I really like the camera cover pocket, I am constantly trying to put that somewhere. I might try making some of these as Christmas gifts.

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    10. I am a new follower and I have so wanted to make a camera strap but have not yet. Both of yours turned out sweet!

      Mindy
      princessandthebeads@gmail.com

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    11. And I have 3 new grandsons. I am working on superhero capes for Christmas.

      Mindy
      princessandthebeads@gmail.com

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