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Exactly a week ago I told you that I would give you the tutorials for the strap cozee I made for my camera and here it is. When I set my mind to making something I google it and read through a ton of tutorials. This is inspired by the ruffled strap thanks to The Cottage Home.
However, I wanted to add a pocket so I had to tweak the measurements a little and because our teeny tiny craft store didn't have fusible fleece I had to use batting. So instead of making you go back and forth from her tutorial and mine I provided my version of the camera strap cover with lens pocket.
Be sure you read through the entire thing first before you start. Sorry I used two different prints in the tutorial hehe. All seams are 1/4 of an inch unless otherwise stated. So lets get started and cut our pieces out.
You will need
two strips of outer fabric: 3.5 in by 14 in
one strip for the back: 3.25 in by 13in
one yard of ribbon
one strip of batting: 3.25 in by 13 in
one strip of lightweight interfacting: 3.25 in by 13 in
Now get the iron ready and iron down the ruffles.
That opening you sewed shut on the pocket earlier should be facing the long side of the strap. Sew down the sides and around the bottom an 1/8 of an inch.
Now let's assemble it all together. We are going to make a sandwich. Take your muslin and lay it down.
Place your front strap piece facing up on top of it.
Then the backside of the strap facing down.
And the other muslin on top.
Here are the layers one more time.
Sew down. And then we are going to zigzag the edges.
Don't forget to shorten the length of your stitches.
Zigzag all the way down.
Open up the strap.
Trim the edges so they are even.
Zig Zag as close to the edge as possible on both sides.
Fold over the edge about 3/4 of an inch and pin.
Sew down 1/2 an inch from the edge.
Turn it over and sew as close to the edge as possible. Do the same to the other side.
Okay almost done!!! Sandwich peices together again [right sides together]. Pin it.
Sew down and sigzag edges.
Now the best part, turn it right side out!
Test the pocket.
And WALA your very own camera strap cozee!!