Camera Strap Cover Tutorial

Hi! My name is Jessica, and I blog over at Mom 4 Real. I am so excited to be here!

Today, I am going to show you how to make two different versions of Camera Strap Covers.

The Ruffles & Rosettes Camera Strap Cover

Simple Camera Strap Cover with Buttons

I recently bought a new “nice” camera, and just wasn’t in love with the strap. So, I decided to make a cute cover that slides right over it. It softens the feel of the strap, and it’s just plain fun! Truth be told, I have made a few, and switch them out!

Here is how I made them…

I started out by ordering the following supplies from The Ribbon Retreat:

1/4 Yard of Flora Fabric by Moda (25053-15 Tangerine Paisley Flower)
1/4 Yard of Verona Fabric by Riley Blake (C2800-Gray Main)
1/4 Yard of Verona Fabric by Riley Blake (C2805-Rouge Dots)
Button Jar (JB113 Flirtation)
Button Jar (JB103 Wildflowers)
(These button jars come with tons of buttons! And are only $5.99!)

Let’s start with the Camera Strap Cover with Ruffle & Rosettes

First, I cut my fabric for the ruffle. I cut the fabric 5″ W X 43″ L.

I chose the Verona Gray for the ruffle.

Next, I cut my fabric for the actual strap cover. It measured 5″ W X 25″ L.

For the strap, I chose the Verona Rouge Dots.

It seems to me that there are countless ways to sew a ruffle. I simply sew a very loose stitch down the middle of my fabric, then pull the fabric down until it bunches as much or little as I like. I’m definitely not a ruffle expert!

Here is the ruffle that I made.

Now, let’s make the strap cover. First you need to sew the ends.

Simply fold the width of the fabric over twice at about 1/4 inches. Then, sew down the seam. Do this step to both sides.

Now fold your fabric lengthwise, right sides together, and sew another 1/4 inch seam.

Flip your strap cover right side out.

Here comes the fun part… embellishing!

Turn the strap cover over, and hot glue your ruffle right down the middle of the seam.

I added some rosettes to my ruffle for fun. I used leftover pieces of fabric to make these. They are super simple. If you would like to learn to make these fabric rosettes, click here.

Here is the Camera Strap with Ruffles & Rosettes all finished… so fun and colorful!

Simple Camera Strap Cover with Buttons

To make this Camera Strap Cover, simply skip the above steps, and only sew the strap cover portion.

You can leave it with no embellishments, or for a little flair, you can sew on some coordinating buttons.

This may actually be my new favorite… simple, yet fun!

I am a beginning sewer, and these were truly easy! I really hope you are inspired to make your own Camera Strap Cover! For tons of other fun craft tutorials, come on by Mom 4 Real for a visit!


Thank you so much Jessica!

These covers are adorable! I need a camera so I can make these! 🙂

Remember if you loved the fabric to check out Flora and Verona at The Ribbon Retreat!

If you have great tutorials and a fun idea you would like to share on The Ribbon Retreat Blog,
please submit a project.

Have a great day! 🙂

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  1. Posted April 4, 2012 at 11:32 am | Permalink

    “not a ruffle expert”— could have fooled me! You rocked this strap to it’s cuteness ability! I love it so much Jess! How fun and funky it is! Way to go girl!

  2. Heather
    Posted April 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

    I love this and can’t wait to make one. I’m looking forward to getting some adorable fabric from the Ribbon Retreat!

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