This is a pic of the one all ready finished & on my camera & the other one is in progress.
All I did was cut 2 pieces of the background fabric 2 1/2" x 25", but you should measure the wide part of your camera strap in case they vary in size. Then I cut a piece of the top fabrics (the red & turquoise) 2 1/2" x 40".
These longer pieces will be the ruffle. I turned under all sides about 1/4" & then did a decorative stitch which you can just barely see. You could do a straight stitch or zigzag. I just have these fancy stitches on my machine that I almost never use, so I thought I'd play a bit....lol!
Then you do a running stitch down the center & gather it up to fit one of the background pieces. Don't fret over this, it does not have to be perfect. And just because I already had this ribbon, I placed it over my gathering & stitched it right to my background piece in one step.
Please excuse my awful old hands. They are "worker bees" & only get slathered with cream every once in awhile.....lol! I'm attempting to show you my little decorative stitch.
Next you will pin the 2 background fabrics right sides together, enclosing the ruffle. It's easier if you just pin one side at a time & stitch so you can keep the ruffle out of the way. Then stitch the other side. Just remember to leave the ends open.
I decided I wanted to reinforce the side seams, so I just did a quick zigzag down both sides.
Turn the strap right side out & give it a light press & VOILA.....
Undo the camera strap on one side & slide on the cover. Then pat yourself on the back & take a goofy picture! All kidding aside, the strap cover really is a lot more comfy on your neck!
Thanks so much for stopping by and allowing me to share. I'm still hoping to have a big reveal for you by Friday or Saturday. Stay tuned....wink,wink!
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