How to Make a Patchwork Camera Strap Tutorial
Hello! It’s Laura and Tia from Little Button Diaries. This month’s project is a patchwork camera strap tutorial. It’s a great way to use up scraps of fabric and personalise your camera. This is a nice, quick project, so why not make a few to suit your mood… or outfit! The strap is easily removed so it’s easy to clean.
All you need for this project is some scraps of coordinating fabric and a length of thin canvas-type fabric cut to the length of your strap (with seam allowance).
1. Choose and arrange your fabric in the order you want them to appear on the strap.
2. Next, measure your camera strap. Ours is 67 cm x 4 cm. Cut strips of fabric 3.5 cm (so, 2.5 cm plus seam allowance) long by 6 cm (width of camera strap plus seam allowance). You could do wider strips of fabric and then snip them into narrower pieces but we are using scraps of fabric, so for us this was the easiest way!
3. Sew all these little rectangles together to form one long strip the length of your strap. To do this pin two rectangles right sides together and sew. Then pin the next one on, right sides together, and sew.
4. Take your backing fabric and pin it in place, right sides together, with the patchwork strip. Sew along one length with a 0.5cm seam allowance.
5. Press flat with an iron and then take the ends and fold those under twice. Pin in place and sew.
6. Fold back right sides together once more and sew the other length, again with a 0.5cm seam allowance.
7. Turn the strap the right way out and slide it onto your camera strap.
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Laura & Tia xx