After much procrastination, I FINALLY FINISHED MY CAMERA STRAP COVER! Woo Hoo for me!! :) I am super excited! I pinned a bunch of tutorials to my Pinterest boards awhile back, but haven't had a chance to make one. I ended up using two different tutorials: one from The Cottage Home and the other from Nursery Rhymes and Sweet Times.
I got my basic measurements and assembly instructions from The Cottage Home's tutorial, and used the one from Nursery Rhymes to make the lens cover pocket. I did vary a little from the tutorial at The Cottage Home, but only for a couple of things.
I didn't have fusible fleece on hand, so I used some bamboo quilt batting to pad the back side of the strap and just quilted it down with a basic straight stitch. I also LOVE the look of the ruched camera straps rather than gathered or ruffled, so I modified that part as well.
|Rather than sewing a gathering stitch down the middle as called for in the tutorial, I sewed one down each side hoping it would give me the ruched look I so desperately HAD TO HAVE and IT WORKED!! ♥ I'm always surprised when it works for me!|
|I chose a black and white damask print for the front (though you can't really tell!) and a black and white diagonal print for the back.|
|LOVE THIS! Since my strap is neutral, I decided to make my accent rosettes interchangeable!! I'm seeing red, teal, yellow, and pink in the future!! The possibilities are endless!!|
|I've seen many versions of the lens cap cover, but decided I wanted the elastic version, and the tutorial for this was super easy!! I like that it is roomy and that it will accommodate an extra SD card as well. ♥|
|Picture of the pocket without the cap in it... :)|
|I really do like the way the back of the strap turned out!! Even though I was just "making do," I think I'd probably do it like this in the future as well!! It's nice and comfy too!!|
|Just a closeup of the detail...|
I was also really pleased with how the measurements came out. Honestly, it was a BEAR to turn this thing right side out and then to
slide shove it on my strap, but I prefer that it fits snugly and doesn't slide around as I've seen with a lot of other tutorials.
So, yup, definitely in love with my new camera strap, and I must confess I really am quite proud of myself!! Mostly for FINISHING this project!!
Oh, and lastly... a confession...I had to take these pictures with my point and shoot because I had already put the strap on my camera and was not about to undo ANYTHING!!! :) So, please, excuse the blur...
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