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Camera strap with pockets.

Added Dec 10, 2009

by xnickerxje

Lelystad, Nether...






I wanted to make a camera strap for my dad for Christmas. I saw a bajillion tutorials online for strap covers, but all the ones with pockets didn’t do it for me. The strap was nearly 3 inches thick, and that isn’t comfy on the neck. The bottom just didn’t look right with a sudden stop of fabric and a piddly little strap hanging out. I made my own version. I curved both sides of the middle section so it was “normal strap thick,” angled down the bottom to minimize the big strap vs little strap line, added a pocket for the lens cap, and another pocket that will hold 4 AA batteries. I choose a fabric with anchors as my dad’s first love is sailing (photography is second on that list). The inside is soft, absorbant flannel and the whole thing is washable. By the way, this is my second version. The first one looked like a cross between a lobster-bib and gun holster. It wasn’t pretty.

Material Notes

cotton, cotton flannel, plastic adjusters, nylon (?) strap. I interfaced the anchor fabric only, and since the pattern ran one way I cut two pieces and stitched in the middle so both sides looked correct.




Garment Type
Cotton, Flannel, Other


It's my own creation.

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    Dec 12, 2009, 05.31 PMby camilaustral

    very clever! nice!

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    Dec 11, 2009, 04.13 AMby charlierose

    so clever!!!

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    Dec 11, 2009, 12.31 AMby renate

    great idea… and i really like the fabric

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