Camera Strap Cover Tutorial

These are really easy, and make a great gift. They fit any standard DSLR camera strap, (Canon/Nikon) my strap is about 2″ wide. I made mine two sided, but if you wanted just one fabric like the one above, just make one strip about 5.5″ wide.
1. Cut two strips 2.75″ by 27″ long.
2. Sew the strips right sides together, then press seam open.
3. I made mine padded with Pellon fusible light fleece interfacing. You need about 5.5″by 27″. This is optional of course, I like the feel of the padding, but you can skip this step if you don’t mind the hard strap. Iron on the fusible interfacing according to directions, and trim excess.
4. Fold one end in about one inch, and then again over one inch to hide the seam and make a clean finish.

5. Sew edge down for a clean finish, I sewed three lines, 1/4″ apart so the ends will be more sturdy and it looks more polished.


6. Do the same thing on the other end, the finished strap after the ends are finished will be about 23″ long.


7. Sew right sides together with a 1/4″ seam allowance. If you think the finished cover will be too big for your strap, you can make a wider seam allowance to make the cover thinner. Keep in mind you want the cover about half an inch or so bigger than the strap, so its easy to slide on and off.


8. trim the inside edge seam allowance, it makes more room to slide the strap in and out.


9. Turn inside out (the hardest part) and iron and your done! Slide in your camera strap and viola!


50 Responses to Camera Strap Cover Tutorial

  1. D*H*L January 14, 2009 at 11:54 pm #

    sweet! i’ve been waiting for this one. — true, i could have figured it out myself, but me and measurements aren’t speaking at the moment. ;)

  2. Mrs. Doodle January 15, 2009 at 2:08 am #

    I have been wanting one of these too. I am so going to make one now… this is a great tutorial.

    Oh and nice to meet you. I am in the pieced together group. I am so excited. I love all of your stuff and I got some cool ideas too.

  3. MonsterBug Blankets January 15, 2009 at 6:41 pm #

    YAH! I was wanting to tackle one of these anyway, now it’s even easier to do! The hard part–what fabric(s) to choose…..

    :) Jennifer

  4. rachel griffith January 18, 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    so THAT’S how you do it!!!
    i’ll keep this in mind when we go get our new camera.


  5. rachel griffith January 18, 2009 at 3:22 pm #

    so THAT’S how you do it!!!
    i’ll keep this in mind when we go get our new camera.


  6. lissa January 18, 2009 at 7:26 pm #

    Thanks for posting the steps. I have wanted to do this for a while. you have made it move to the top of my to do list.


  7. Life Made Creations January 20, 2009 at 2:46 am #

    Thanks so much for these fab instructions. Off to the fabric store asap!

  8. jenni January 22, 2009 at 4:54 pm #

    thank you very much! I hope to make mine this weekend! My husband is a med student too (he is a 2nd year)! Going to put you in my reader, love your quilts.

  9. Anonymous March 4, 2009 at 7:27 pm #

    I will be making one this next week! I have been looking for one that I liked…. have seen some that were really complicated and didn’t turn out clean.

    Love your blog!
    thanks again

  10. laura S March 4, 2009 at 7:30 pm #

    Sorry that one didn’t leave who I was for ya. Thanks again.

  11. BEACHLUVER March 13, 2009 at 4:06 pm #

    Thanks so much for this great tutorial. I’ve been wanting to make one of these for awhile but just didn’t know exactly how. I’m off to the fabric store…. going to make one for myself and some for gifts.

  12. Nancy March 17, 2009 at 5:59 pm #

    Why didn’t I think of that … better than making a whole new strap, which I would never get around too, or buying one which I would never do, I would say I can do that for so much less … thanks!

  13. Jodieth May 31, 2009 at 4:18 pm #

    Thank you for this tutorial. I never make anything for myself and I am going to sneak this in today. I always sew for others (making a lot of graduation presents now for daughters friends). This will be fast and easy and a nice way to dress up my Canon SLR Rebel which
    I LOVE.

  14. Life Made Creations July 8, 2009 at 2:10 am #

    Thanks so much for this great tutorial! I found it on your blog a while back (maybe through One Pretty Thing??) and tonight I finally sat down to put one together. It took me a while to find some fabrics that I liked. Thanks again, and I love your blog–I'm so NOT a sewer/quilter. . .just a wannabe!

  15. ~Sasha Farina~ July 9, 2009 at 9:12 am #

    this is such a great tutorial!! thank you so much!

  16. Valerie August 11, 2009 at 6:23 pm #


    Thanks so much! I added you to my file box…


  17. Owlpeople August 11, 2009 at 9:15 pm #

    Great tutorial! I just finished mine and it was super easy. Thanks Allison!

  18. Aunt Ro August 19, 2009 at 4:35 pm #

    OH MY GOSH! Just what I need!!!

  19. Kim August 27, 2009 at 9:25 pm #

    Wow, thanks so much for the very detailed tutorial. I like your blog too. I just found it from Google. Thanks so much.


  20. Veronica August 29, 2009 at 5:56 pm #

    LOVE this!! I just bought a camera and wanted to purchase a cute strap cover, now I can make it. Thanks for posting this wonderful tutorial

  21. Tiffany August 29, 2009 at 9:59 pm #

    Thanks so much for the tutorial! I just made one using your instructions and it was so easy. And I am a beginner to sewing ;)

  22. Big brother, Little sister. September 3, 2009 at 2:48 am #

    thankyou so much for this! perfect for the beginner with simple and easy to follow instructions. cheers Bron

  23. scrapworking September 6, 2009 at 2:41 am #

    Excellent instructions! I made 4 tonight – assembly style. These are going to be great gifts. I plan on adding a detachable pocket for the lens cap and either a yo-yo flower or a rolled rose accent. Thanks!

    Sharon in FL

  24. Robyn September 16, 2009 at 12:13 am #

    This is awesome! Thank you for the great instructions. I made my shopping list and I'm going to head into town tomorrow. I can't wait! I've seen these, but I know I can sew my own. Now, thanks to you I really can!
    I'm excited to check out the rest of your blog.

  25. Katie - a.k.a. Mommy September 27, 2009 at 10:55 pm #

    Wonderful tutorial! I don't sew and I successfully made one! Thank you so much. I do have to say, I should have added an inch or two for my Canon strap. Can't wait to do it again.

  26. Kent and Katie December 11, 2009 at 11:19 pm #

    Love this! Just made one and I'm showing it off to my husband at every turn. I added a step. Check it out at

    Thanks for the fabulous and EASY tute!

  27. Cora January 7, 2010 at 12:13 am #

    I did a search for a how-to and it took me to your blog. Thanks for this…This is just how I wanted to make it…two sided and padded!

    Thanks again! :)

  28. Cora January 17, 2010 at 4:49 am #

    Just wanted to let you know that I made this strap cover…it turned out really cute. You can see here if you like:

    Thanks again :)

  29. Melissa February 5, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    I totally lack confidence when it comes to sewing but really wanted to make one of these. Your tutorial was excellent, and I surprised myself with how cute my strap turned out! (I wasn't brave enough to pad it yet… maybe next time. ;) I'm giving away my first one tomorrow on my blog, so I'll be making another one for myself.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to do this!

  30. Dayna February 21, 2010 at 10:32 am #

    I've finally made one! A black and white harlequin block with a green and white damask did the job. My sweet husband took pity on me and finished turning it right-side-out for me. What a guy!

    Thanks for the tutorial! It was fun!

  31. Dayna February 21, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    I've finally made one! A black and white harlequin block with a green and white damask did the job. My sweet husband took pity on me and finished turning it right-side-out for me. What a guy!

    Thanks for the tutorial! It was fun!

  32. engineergirl February 26, 2010 at 7:49 pm #

    I am so happy you figured out all this for me! I just finished mine and it is fab-u-lous! I posted pictures on my blog. . .

    Thank you!

  33. Emily February 28, 2010 at 4:13 am #

    Thanks for such an easy to follow tutorial! Now I just want to keep making them! Thanks!


  34. laura z. February 28, 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    thank you for sharing! i can't wait to make one!

  35. Pam, mom, honey, March 17, 2010 at 1:40 am #

    thank you, i have only been sewing a couple of months and i made 5 of these in the last couple of days. i have no idea why i have made so many. maybe i will do a give away or maybe use them for gifts. i am so excited.

  36. Evil_Lina March 24, 2010 at 6:46 pm #

    Just discovered your tutorial and it's the best I've found for a customized camera strap. I've seen these for sale for wayyy too much money and figured it's something I could easily make for myself. Thanks for making it even easier on me!

  37. Stacy March 25, 2010 at 2:11 am #

    Thanks!! These are great! I just made one for my Nikon. Lot's of compliments!! Super cute! Thanks again for sharing!

  38. Amanda N April 17, 2010 at 9:18 pm #

    I just finished. It's beautiful. I love that I can take it off to wash if it gets dirty!! Thank you! Amanda

  39. Adrienne August 12, 2010 at 1:51 am #

    I just finished a camera strap cover using your tutorial. I think that I'll make one for a friend too! Thanks so much!

  40. Vanessa/NessieNoodle November 4, 2010 at 12:25 am #

    thanks for sharing this tutorial! I used it as a 'recipe' for making a couple of new covers and it worked really well!

  41. Michelle November 6, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    Thank you! I made a new cover in about an hour (most of the time spent trying to figure out how to turn it inside out!)

    I hope my friend likes the gift. :)

  42. Claire January 20, 2011 at 1:22 pm #

    Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Can't wait to make one for my camera :)

  43. Sharon M September 16, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    My daughter wants one of these and yiou have made it easy to say yes. Thank you.

  44. Patty C. September 20, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    Thanks. I promised my daughter one for her b-day.

  45. rachel griffith October 21, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    dude – it only took me like 2 years, but i FINALLY made myself a camera strap today :)

    {thanks for your help.}

  46. Erin May 28, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    Thank you so much for this. I just made my very own camera strap and it wasn't hard at all. Thanks again!

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