Wednesday, May 13, 2009

How to Make a Camera Strap Pretty

I, for the most part, am not crafty.  I am TERRIBLE at drawing and cannot cut in a straight line to save my life.

But I had to try this.

A while back, I found a really cute camera strap cover on Etsy.  However, if you know me or read this blog at all, you know that I absolutely refuse to pay for something that I can do myself.  My grandmother taught me how to sew when I was younger (which was probably the best gift she ever gave me), so I can do some easier sewing projects.

I was in town today for a couple of errands, so I just ran by Hobby Lobby to see if they had any cute fabric.  Well lo and behold, their cute fabrics were 30% off!  So I spent a grand total of $3.61 on fabric for this!

I found a template here, so I tried it this afternoon!


I'm just so happy with the way it turned out!  All in all, there is at most $2 worth of material in this (since I had a lot of fabric left over - I could probably make 3 more covers with what I have left!), and about an hour of work.  That's compared to paying $20 for something like this on etsy!  Good deal or what?

Now I'm off to do one of my other favorite money-saving things - making my grocery list with the weekly grocery store ads!


  1. TOO cute!! I wish I knew how to sew!

  2. I love this! I have been fawning over the straps on Etsy for about a year now, but haven't ever bought one...I think I may have to attempt this! Yours looks great! :)

  3. That's cute, but being as I'm not creative and can barely sew a button back on...I ordered mine from Etsy. I still love it all the same, and I use it constantly. :)


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