DIY Camera Strap Wrap

I had every intention of making two different kinds of camera straps for this post. Then (blame it on the pregnancy), I got tired. So, I am presenting to you a tutorial on how to make a camera strap wrap. I hope at some point I will turn this  into an additional camera strap, but for now, this will do.

Camera Strap Wrap - Doyle Dispatch

1. Start with your favorite fabric. You can have different fabric for your front and back (like me), or you can make it easy on yourself and have the same for your front and back.

2. Cut it as long as your strap + about 1/2 inch (seam allowance). For the width, make it just slightly wider than your straps + about 1/2 inch (seam allowance). I cut mine into 22″ x 4″ rectangles.

3. Fold and iron the seam allowance. Once it is all ironed, you will be able to see the final dimensions. Mine were 21″ x 2.5″.

4. Sew the perimeter of each rectangle individually.

5. Sew the two pieces together lengthwise only.

6. Thread through the strap.

Camera Strap Wrap - Doyle Dispatch

 

Adding a pocket:

Now, if you want, you can add an additional pocket onto your strap. This is just another piece of coordinating (or identical) material, sewn on three sides of the strap. Make sure to add this pocket before sewing the front and back together, otherwise, you will close up one of your sides of the strap wrap. I did a “fancy” pleat to give more room in the pocket, but this isn’t necessary.

Finished rectangle dimensions: 3.25″ x 4.25″.

To add the “fancy” pleat:

Fold and iron so the inside portion is 2.5″ wide.

Make an accordion fold and iron. Add this pocket to your fabric before sewing the two sides together, or you will have trouble getting the strap wrap through.


Camera Strap Wrap - Doyle Dispatch

 

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