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".


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.


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',


    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.

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

    3. I also follow on your kitchen!!

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

    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.

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

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

    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!

    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.

    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!


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



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