Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wristlet camera strap tutorial



 I think my lowly little point and shoot camera feels left out sometimes.  What, with all the cool camera strap tutorials out there like this one or this one, heck, even this one that I posted, it can't help but feel inferior. 


Well, here's a way to keep up with the cool bloggers and their dressed up SLR strap covers.

You'll need:

3" x 12" piece of fabric
5" piece of thin elastic cording


Start by ironing your fabric in half lengthwise, wrong sides together.  This will make a crease down the center of the strip.


Open the fabric and iron each side in, wrong sides together, to the crease mark.



Fold in half on crease and iron once more.  The strip should be 3/4" wide.


Top stitch 1/8" along each edge.


Fold in raw edges on ends.


And sew folded loop of elastic into the folded in ends.  Swear profusely under your breath during this step, because the elastic will shift and your machine will refuse to sew through all those layers.



There you go.  A camera strap that's just as cool as the others. 


27 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! I just discovered your blog and I'm in love with your projects! I have a love for sewing, but it took at back burner to home improvement projects recently. You are inspiring me to get sewing again! I'd love it if you'd come link up to my Home and Family Friday linky parties. I have them every Friday. I'm a fairly new blogger, but was recently featured by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. That has brought lots of new visitors to my blog. Please stop by. I'm your newest follower.

    http://becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com/

    Becca

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  2. Nice sewing. That is really cute.

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  3. This is way cute! I love wrist straps. Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

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  4. I love this project - just the thing my camera needs!

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  5. Thanks, Cheryl! My little Sony was feeling lonely with all those neat camera straps out there. ;)

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  6. Yes!! I love this project! I am so in love with your fabric choices, I think we have the same taste in fabric, although I tend to just lurk and drool LOL I need to schedule in the time to do it all!

    I love the spotty strap! Will be on the look out for teeny tiny polka dots now, all I have is big polka dots.

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  7. Thank you for this tutorial!! I like your blog..

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  8. Thank you! I still only have a point & shoot!

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  9. That is great! I am going to make this. I only have a point and shoot, this will be great!

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  10. Great tutorial. Stopped by from one pretty thing.

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  11. Love that you made a tutorial for us Point-and-Shoot kinda girls! Will def be making this, thanks so much for sharing. New follower.

    -Ann Marie

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  12. I found you at t&j, and I love your blog! I'm your newest follower!

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  13. I forgot to tell you how much I loved this idea. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  14. The cute factor is very high...love it!

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  15. I just found your blog through Sew Mama Sew...I think.... I've clicked around to so many new sewing/craft blogs the past two days that I honestly can't remember!!!
    Anyway..I am loving your blog!! I'm very excited that you have this little camera strap. Do you think I could use a hair tie in place of the elastic cording???
    I saw that you have two little boys. I have a 17 month old son....he is infatuated with my sewing machine : ) This is my next project http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot.com/2010/02/tent-week-day-three-army-bunker-tent.html I thought I'd pass it along to you. I bet your littles would have a blast in it!

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  16. Let's hear it for the lowly point and shoot!!! I am so excited to finally glam up my camera like the grand SLRs. Thanks for the tute... awesome blog!!

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  17. Thank you for your tutorial. I made one and posted a pic of mine and the link/credit to you on my blog:
    http://meanttocraftandsew.blogspot.com/

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  18. I love this tut. Always see the real expensive camera strap. Just what I was looking for.

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  19. Hi this is awesome. Do you think same concept would work for a neck strap?

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  20. i have been wanting to get around to making one of these for a long time now. after seeing this super easy tutorial, i think maybe today is that day! thanks!!

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  21. i love this. i have wanted something like this because all the other bloggers with their big cameras are all funky and cool, while mine is just a little cord. but that is changing!

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  22. Thank you so much, I don't know why I've never thought of making my own wrist straps, they are so hard to find in a store.

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  23. Great instructions! I just made two of these and am thinking of making a couple more to get a head start on Christmas gifts.

    Thank you so much for the pictorial!!!

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