This camera strap cover with pockets tutorial
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I tend to lose my camera lens cover. I hate losing it. It's just that I sometimes don't have pockets. So I made a camera strap cover with two pockets that fits my lens cover perfectly. I can also slide my extra memory cards or whatever i need in the pockets. And I can easily tell my camera apart from so many other Canon cameras out there.
Step 1: Supplies
Scrap fabric at least 70 inches long
Your camera strap for measurements
Grab some scrap fabric. It’s fun to mix and match for the pockets or the inside of the strap. Measure your camera strap. Different brands have different sizes. And I think the newer straps are longer. My strap was 1 1/2″ wide and 27″ long. If you have a different size strap, you’ll have to adjust the measurements below accordingly.
Draw your pattern. The dotted line is the fold at the halfway point for the strap. Please note that the pattern below is not actual size. You will need to draw your own with those measurements if you have the same size strap (1 1/2″ x 27″) and same size lens cover (2 1/4″ diameter). Also, this strap cover is wider than the actual width of the strap to fit the pockets.
Trace the pattern on to the back of your fabric and cut out. Make sure you have two strap pieces.
Put the two strap pieces together with the right sides facing each other. At the middle crease of the pieces, draw a line 2 1/2″ long and 3/8″ in from the bottom edge. Make two 3/8″ cuts, one on each end of the 2 1/2″ line. That’s for the opening to put the strap through.