I was shooting photos for a DIY on the blog recently and thought, wow I really dislike my camera strap. Somehow it had slipped my attention that I'd managed to personalize just about every object in my house except my camera! Immediately I started scheming what fabric I should use and got to work.
Because my camera strap wass black with a red stripe down either side I decided to use a fabric that coordinated so I could cover just one side of the strap and not both. I picked out this fun black and white polka dot fabric with wild flowers all over to really make the camera strap pop.
The first step is to measure your camera strap, both the length and the width. Add an additional .25in to your measurements to create your seam allowance. Next, layout your fabric, face down, and draw out your strap cover shape, cut and preheat your iron.
Once your iron is hot, fold in each side of your fabric strip in .25in and iron flat. Now, carefully pin the ironed strap cover, front side up, over the top portion of your camera strap (where the logo is) and using a straight stitch on your sewing machine assemble your new strap cover.
Below you can see the before and after of my camera strap, I love the way mine turned out!
It surprised me how simple this project was and what a big impact it made! I have another strap laying around my studio that I want to try recovering both sides; now that I know how easy it is to do it.
I hope you enjoyed the camera strap DIY, let me know if you have any questions or if you try this yourself and want to share the finish product. Happy shooting everybody! big kiss, bekuh