Chenille Camera Strap Tutorial

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This tutorial will show you how to make 2 different straps.
One is fitted and flat, the other is scrunched up and fluffy.
Let's get started…

This is the simplest project yet.  
You can complete it in 30 minutes, easily!  
Just follow the steps in this tutorial...

First of all, measure the nylon thick portion of your camera strap (the area you want to cover)
Mine measured 19.5" x 1.75"
Please excuse the horrific paint splattered table (above)... it's my work table! What can I say!???!!!

For a fitted, flat fabric...
Cut two strips of coordinating fabric.  My fabric strips measured 21.5" x 2.75".  As a conversion, just add  2 inches to your original length measurement and 1 inch to your width measurement.
For a scrunched up, chenille fabric, add 5 inches to length 26.5" x  2.75".

Now turn under the ends of each strip and hem.  Then, turn them under again and hem.  I tried to keep my seam allowance very small on these hems.

With right sides of fabric FACING each other, sew the long sides of the fabric together (on both sides)

Next, cut the salvaged edge but don't cut too close to the seam.

Then turn the fabric right side out.

Slip your fabric over the old strap

Now sew a couple of "tack stitches" with your machine, right where the nylon meets the leather.  This will hold the strap cover in place but will not make it permanent so you can easily clip the stitch later and change out your strap in the future.

This is what the tack stitch looks like (above).

Here's the finished product…

The chenille is very comfortable and soft!

Happy Camera Strap Sewing!
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