Thursday, March 31, 2011

DIY *No sew* camera strap cover tutorial

So, I've been wanting a cute little camera strap cover for my new camera but I didn't really want to spend $20-$25 on one so I decided to make one myself!  Only I don't have a sewing machine so it had to be 'no sew.'  :)
This is such an easy project that I'm sure I do not even need to give a 'tutorial' but I'm gonna just for fun and because I haven't done one in a while!

I got some of this...

Then I measured the length of the wide part of my camera strap and 'hemmed' both sides (left and right) of my material with the heat n bond.

(please ignore my gross looking ironing board and crappy instructional photos...)

Then I hemmed the bottom of the material so that I would have a finished edge. 
I folded the material over the width of the strap and added another strip of heat n bond to the seam and cured it with the iron. Easy as pie!

I added a little flower I made from ribbon and it was finished!  I love how it adds a little personality to my camera ;)
I had fun making this during Hayden's nap time today, it had been too long since I had done some crafting!

I love that this post has been so popular and pinned so many times on Pinterest but PLEASE respect my work and don't sell my design.  I did this tutorial so that people could make a cute strap cover for themselves, not so others could profit from my idea ;)  Thank you for understanding!!
If you would like to purchase one of these strap covers, they are now available in my Etsy shop HERE for just $10.25!

p.s. I'm linking up!


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  1. Nice job! I love the green and gray...I've got to make myself one of these!

  2. I love this! I got one off of etsy for $6 +shipping because I have no sewing skills. This is great and even I could do it. lol

  3. That's very clever. I will definitely try this one. Great idea. I am your latest follower. I would love for you to come and check out my blog and follow me back at Thanks so much.

  4. Thanks everyone! Ashley, that is a great deal! All the ones I have seen are right around $20 and I just thought that was crazy. I made mine for probably less than $1 in supplies but I spent maybe $5 on everything to make it. I have enough material/heat n bond to make several more! Maybe I should sell a couple on Ebay or something... ;)

  5. VERY cute!! I love the simplicity of this strap! Thanks for sharing!!

  6. This came out really cute. I think I could do this!

  7. CUTE. I was just searching online for a diy tutorial for this... considered dusting off my sewing machine {hahahah} but am SO gonna do this instead!!!

    new follower :)

  8. Sweet!! Glad you found my tutorial, its such an easy project! Also, glad to have you as a follower!! :)

  9. SUPER cute!! I'm definitely gonna prettify my strap! Now... any tips on doing the flower?? ;)

  10. hey i just saw this! i am a tn gal too

  11. Can i ask how you bonded the flower? same stuff? heat n bond? :) thanks! this is way cute, im making one!!

  12. thank you for your post!! mine turned out perfect!!

  13. Thanks for sharing! I'm horrible at sewing! And I have SO much heat bond strip laying around! It's the best stuff!

  14. Super cute...gonna have to make myself one :)


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