I love to take pictures and sprinkle them everywhere - on twitter, Facebook, my blog, my walls, you name it. I have a small camera I keep up in my sewing room and a nicer one for vacations.
Then I have my beloved Nikon 5200, it's an digital slr and I use it when I am taking important photographs and I know the camera will be safe. I had my first slr stolen in Paris and I have been very careful ever since.
My issue is the strap and the lens cap. I need a comfy camera strap and I need a place to store the lens cap. Luckily I am a clever sewing lady so I can solve both of these problems.
I got some super fun Michael Miller camera fabric and some soft cushy flannel for the back side. And yes, I did get way too much, thanks for noticing. I plan to make them for all my loved ones.
First I measured the part of the strap I wanted to cover. It was 1.5" by 22".
I cut the pocket 3/4" wider on each side and stitched up all 3 sides, leaving a gap to turn inside out.
I stitched it to the camera side of the strap near the end with the blanket stitch. I used a regular stitch to make the opening a bit smaller at the top.
I put right sides together and sewed them up on both sides, being careful around the pocket.
I turned the tube inside out.
It was pretty wide so it went fast.
I pressed it and took one end of the strap off the camera body.
Put the lens cap in the pocket and you are done! All it took was two 2.5" strips of fabric, a bit of time and some thread.
And that's all there is to a DIY Comfy Camera Strap tutorial.
Now I am off to take some pictures!
And I am sew happy to have my lens cap safe. Yes, I may have already lost one.
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Here's an easy tutorial for a glasses case you might enjoy as well.