His & Hers Reversible Camera Strap Cover {Tutorial}

Camera Strap Cover

Today I’m sharing a guest post at Leanne’s blog {she can quilt} as part of the 2013 Finish-A-Long!  I am embarrassed to admit I did not get a single one of my goals accomplished…maybe I will recycle them for quarter two and try again.  But, I did make this fun camera strap cover, so Josiah won’t have to feel too uncomfortable carrying around the ruffle one I used to use!  So, head over and check it out, and maybe consider joining the next quarter of the Finish-A-Long too.


  • 12 – 2 1/2″ x 5″ rectangles for patchwork – I used Coquette by Chez Moi for Moda
    • or other patchwork of your choice measuring 5″ x 25″
  • 2 – 3 1/2″ squares printed fabric
  • 5 1/2″ x 25″ strip Moda Cross Weave in gray
  • 2 – 3 1/2″ squares Cross Weave
  • 1- 5″ x 25″ strip Pellon Fusible Thermolam
    • if Thermolam isn’t available, Fusible Fleece or a thinner batting will work just fine {you can even use a double sided fusible web to stick your batting in place}.
  • 30″ package of 5/8″ Sew-on Velcro

Note:  Read all directions before beginning.  All seam allowances 1/4″, unless otherwise stated.

April 20131 1.  Sew the 2 1/2″ x 5″ rectangles together to form one 5″ x 25″ strip of fabric.  Following the manufacturer’s directions, fuse the Fusible Thermolam to the wrong side of the patchwork piece.  Quilt as desired – I used the scallop stitch on my sewing machine to create some fun texture.
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2. Optional: Memory card pocket with Velcro {my pretty camera strap cover came with a memory card pocket…that a brand new memory card fell out of, as a result, I’ve added a closure to this one so that won’t happen again!}

Cut a 2″ strip of  in half lengthwise.  Sew one half of the Velcro to the right side of one patchwork square and one Cross Weave square.  Sew the squares right sides together, leaving an opening opposite the Velcro.  Turn right sides out.  Sew the remaining Velcro 4″ from one edge of each side of the cover.  Place the pocket on top of the strap and sew in place, 1/8″ from the pocket edges, sewing the opening closed at the same time.

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3.  Place the strap pieces right sides together and sew along the long edges, back stitching at the beginning and end of the seams.  The Cross Weave should seem a little bunchy because it is 1/2″ wider than the patchwork.  This is so the patchwork portion will not show at all on the “His” side of the strap.

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4.  Turn the strap right sides out and carefully fold under 1/4″ on each end.

5.  Sew 1/8″ around the entire camera strap edge.

6.  Sew one 24 1/2″ piece of Velcro to the patchwork side of the strap.

7.  Sew the other 24 1/2′ piece of Velcro to the Cross Weave side of the strap.

Then Velcro your cover around your camera strap and you’re all set!

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