Camera Strap Cover {tutorial}

I finally got my new camera a few weeks ago, and have been dying for one of those cute little camera strap covers that I have seen all over the place.  I wanted to make one, but I have been struggling with figuring out how to sew a ruffle…it just had to have a ruffle!  So, I sat myself down at my sewing machine, and figured it out!   Now, I have a gorgeous and girly camera strap!  {Lord help Matt, because I will now be adding ruffles to everything in the house.}
Okay, so this is how I did it…I winged it after I figured the whole ruffle thing out…
I started with this beautiful aqua paisley fabric.
I folded it over twice on each end to make a seam.
I then sewed right down the seam.
I doubled my fabric over on the wrong side, and sewed down one end.  I then flipped it right side out.  It’s nice and thick that way.
The next step for me was embellishing…I wanted it really, super girly!  I made a few fabric rosettes…you can find that tutorial here.  Then I sewed two ruffles…I am not ready to show you how to do that yet, because I kind of stink at it ;).
I hot glued the ruffles and rosettes onto the strap.
And there you have it…my super adorable, way girly, bright and happy camera strap cover!  Now I have to figure out how to glam up my ugly camera bag!


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    This is so girly cute I love it! Love that Ruffle! I can’t wait till I have one of those fancy cameras… for sure be making one of these straps! Good job!!

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    This is so cute! I paid a bunch of money for one, but looks like I’ll be making some for gifts now!!


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    Cute fabric choices! I’ll have to do something similar one day. I’m just now getting to where I use my camera daily. Thanks for sharing!

    Jess @

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    Sooo darn pretty!!!!

    Thanks for linking up at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality linky party! :)


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    Fabulous fabric choices! I love anything with a ruffle! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark – I’ll be featuring this today. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Jenn :)

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    Super cute! love the fabrics!! You did a great job on your ruffle! Also love the little rolled flower! thank you for linking up at Uncommon! Bonnie ;)

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    That’s so cute! I got a new camera recently and made a strap cover this week also. But mine doesn’t have a ruffle – I may need to make another!

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    I absolutely love this! I have only sewed a few things and not really good- but I think that this is something I could do. I need a cute new camera strap!! Come visit at

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    Have you been lurking in my house and seen my carrying around my camera without a strap? Gasp…I know. this is cute. And simple enough that I can do it!

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    I’ve popped over from Debbie’s Linky party! I love amateur photography and this is “sew” pretty! I can’t wait to break out my sewing machine! I’m going to pin this and Follow your blog! I’m off to explore more!

    Have a wonderful day!



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