Photography is a little bit of a side hobby for me. I mean, there’s no such thing as too many hobbies, right? Although, now that I think of it, having too many hobbies might be why my sewing time has been pretty nonexistent lately… Oops.
Anyways, my sister (who also happens to be named one of Martha Stewart’s Top Wedding Photographers) had a pretty fabric camera strap on her camera the other day that caught my eye and, as all little sisters do, I wanted to copy her. Of course, the DIYer in me figured I could easily make one instead of buying it, so I whipped this one up in less than 15 minutes!
Wanna make one too? Let’s get started!
- Fabric – I used the Telio Umbria Linen in Grey Stripe
- Lace – I used 3 1/4” Lace Fringe Abigail Victorian Trim in Grey
- Leather scraps
- 2 swivel hooks
- Leather glue
- General sewing supplies
If your camera doesn’t have a large enough hook to clip to, attach a split ring to the camera body that the swivel hooks can clip to. I purchased these.
One: Cut your materials as follows:
- Cut the fabric to 36 inches long by 16 inches wide
- Cut the lace to 36 inches long
- Cut the leather scraps to 2 pieces, each 1 inch by 5 inches
Two: Baste stitch the lace to the right side of the fabric along the 36 inch side.
Three: Fold the bottom of the fabric to the top long wise, sandwiching the lace between the two edges with right sides of fabric together. Sew the seam with a 3/8 inch seam allowance creating a tube. Turn the fabric tube right side out.
Four: Fold one end of the fabric tube together and pass it through the eye of the swivel hook.
Five: Fold the bottom of the fabric tube up and stitch the end to the strap 2 inches above the top of the swivel hook. Stitch this seam a few times so it’s extra secure.
Six: Using the leather glue, glue the leather strap to the camera strap, covering the stitch line. Using clips, clip the leather in place while the glue dries.
Seven: Repeat steps 4-6 for the other side of the camera strap.
Once the glue dries, remove the clips, attach it to your camera, and snap some photos!
Photo credit: Brian from Laura Murray Photography
Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Fabric.com but, as always, the thoughts expressed are my own.