Easy DIY Camera Strap Cover for DSLR Cameras

Is your camera strap getting a little worn out or need a prettier look because of that boring black strap? Want to change the style of your camera strap without spending a lot of money? Learn how you can make your own DIY camera strap cover with this easy-to-follow tutorial.

The right camera strap cover can make a great difference in the comfort of your camera. It can also protect your camera strap from dirt and damage.

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Today I’m sharing a cute, useful, and EASY colorful camera strap tutorial I made to match my diy Camera bag and it turned out super comfy and so pretty, my camera looks so different and so fancy now!

Easy DIY Camera Strap Cover Tutorial

This camera strap is so easy you won’t believe it.

The best part is that makes the original strap comfier when you hang it on your neck. It also gives a girly touch, which is always good, right?

Also, I’m pretty sure this would be a great gift for a friend who loves photography.  Choose gorgeous fabrics in their favorite colors, and stitch them up.  

BAM, you’ve got a gorgeous custom gift!

DIY Camera Strap cover for DSLR Cameras (Camera Pouch) in my hands

My Nikon and Canon straps are about 1.5″ wide, so I made these to fit that size. You can make these 2 sided with contrasting fabrics (which is what I did) or you could do them in all the same fabric, just cut your initial piece twice as wide and skip that step.

How to make a DIY Camera Strap Cover

Supplies:

Double-check with your specific camera strap measurements so you can adjust sizes as needed.

TOOLS:

Directions:

1. You will use fabric A with a strip of batting A and fabric B with a strip of batting B.

DIY Camera Strap Cover pieces

2. Fold fabric A and fabric B longwise right side together and stitch each one along the long side.

3. Turn them over.

Fabric folded and sewn along the long side

4. Press making sure the seam is in the middle of each strip.

5. Then insert the strip of batting inside each fabric tube.

batting strip inserted inside the fabric tube 1
batting strip inserted inside the fabric tube 2

6. Fold inwards each end of each strip as if you were making a hem and stitch to close them.

close view of the folded ends

7. Now put both strips together as centered as possible lengthwise and widthwise (you’ll notice one is slightly narrower than the other).

8. Make sure the seam sides are facing each other.

9. Pin in place.

both strips of fabric already sewn together

10. Stitch each long side leaving just about 1/8 inches seam allowance. It’s almost touching the edges.

11. It’s better if you use a small and tight stitch. I used pressure 3 of 4 and stitch 3 of 4 on a Singer machine. 

camera strap cover base ready

12. Leave both ends open.

13. Insert camera strap. It should go from one leather end to the other leather end of the strap in the case of Nikon and Canon Straps.

This may vary from one camera strap to another so measure them first to make sure my measurements fit your camera strap.

the Easy DIY Camera Strap Cover covering the original strap

There you have it! Super easy, right?

Now, look at how both the camera bag and camera strap look together.

Easy DIY Camera Strap Cover finished and covering the original camera strap

I had it done in less than an hour even taking pictures LOL.

Easy DIY Camera Strap Cover finished laying on a fence

Sewing Tips

I used normal-weight fabric for my DIY Camera Case and standard cotton for the lining but you could use standard cotton for both if you like. I had this fabric in my stash and thought it would work well for this project.

Instead of batting, you can use, high-density foam, fleece, or felt. It will do the same work. However, batting comes in different thicknesses, so it will come down to how much fluffiness you want.

To keep your batting and fabric from moving, you can pin along the strap.

You can sew a couple of cute pockets to the ends to put small camera accessories such as the remote or batteries. This will be coming in my camera strap 2.0 soon. LOL.

me holding my new DIY Camera Bag Pattern for DSLR Cameras (Camera Pouch)
me and my daughter leaning on the wall fashion style doling my DIY Camera Bag Pattern for DSLR Cameras (Camera Pouch)

Hope you like it. Do you have a camera strap??? If so, is it handmade or bought???

DIY Camera strap cover for DSLR Cameras (Camera Pouch) on the ground with pebbles viewed from above

Frequently Asked Questions

Where to buy good fabric for this camera bag?

The fabric was purchased at Walmart, but you could head to JOANN Fabric, Craft Stores, Hobby Lobby, Fabric.com, onlinefabricstore.net, or even amazon to get the perfect fabric for your project.

What type of fabric do you use for a camera strap cover?

I recommend high-quality fabric. I used normal-weight fabric for my DIY Camera strap and standard cotton for the lining (inside/bottom side) but you could use standard cotton for both if you like. I’ve heard people prefer sturdy fabric too. I had this fabric leftover from my camera bag project in my stash and thought it would work well for this project too.

What camera brand straps can fit in this camera strap cover?

I have an old Nikon D80 and a Canon Ti6 (750D) and both straps fit perfectly and even a bit tightly which I like o it doesn’t slide easily. You might need to double-check and adjust your measurements as necessary.

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Easy DIY Camera Strap Cover for dslr cameras

Easy DIY Camera Strap Cover for DSLR Cameras

Camila Rojas
Is your camera strap getting a little worn out or need a prettier look because of that boring black strap? Want to change the style of your camera strap without spending a lot of money? Learn how you can make your own DIY camera strap cover with this easy-to-follow tutorial.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Total Time 33 mins
Course DIY & Craft, Photography
Cuisine Easy Crafts, Gifts, Sewing
Servings 1 Piece

Equipment

  • Matching thread
  • Ruler
  • Scissors or rotary cutter
  • Sewing Machine

Ingredients
  

  • 1 strip of Fabric A –4 and 3/4 inches x 20 and 1/2 Inches – fabric of your choice.
  • 1 strip of Fabric B – 4 and 1/4 inches x 19 and 1/2 inches – fabric of your choice.
  • 1 strip of batting A – 2 x 20 inches – felt or fleece work too.
  • 1 strip of batting B – 1 and 1/2 x 19 inches – felt or fleece work too.

Instructions
 

  • You will use fabric A with a strip of batting A and fabric B with a strip of batting B.
  • Fold fabric A and fabric B longwise right side together and stitch each one along the long side.
  • Turn them over.
  • Press making sure the seam is in the middle of each strip.
  • Then insert the strip of batting inside each fabric tube.
  • Fold inwards each end of each strip as if you were making a hem and stitch to close them.
  • Now put both strips together as centered as possible lengthwise and widthwise (you’ll notice one is slightly narrower than the other).
  • Make sure the seam sides are facing each other.
  • Pin in place.
  • Stitch each long side leaving just about 1/8 inches seam allowance. It’s almost touching the edges.
  • It’s better if you use a small and tight stitch. I used pressure 3 of 4 and stitch 3 of 4 on a Singer machine.
  • Leave both ends open.
  • Insert camera strap. It should go from leather end to leather end in the case of Nikon and Canon Straps.
  • This may vary from one camera strap to another so measure them first to make sure my measurements fit your camera strap.
  • There you have it! Super easy, right?

Notes

Double-check with your specific camera strap measurements so you can adjust sizes as needed.
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26 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Hi! Stopping by from Whatever Goes Wed! I love this strap and am going to have to learn to sew so I can make one. I have been wanting to for a while, but you make it look easy. Pinned! Thanks for sharing.

    1. I’m glad I inspired you to make one. It is easy indeed! Would love to see it when you make it. I’m sure it’s gonna be awesome!
      XOXO

  2. 5 stars
    What a great idea for a camera strap. The ones that come with the camera always dig into the neck, this is great way to stop that. The next place I’m headed is to check out your camera pouch.

    1. Yayyy Thanks so much Rochelle! I’m so super glad you like it! I know what you mean about the neck… That’s my main motivation to make the strap! OMG you have no idea how good it feels now! Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for taking the time to stop by!

      Hugs

  3. 5 stars
    Thanks for the design. I G+ed it.
    I like your pink and white stripes fabric.
    I don’t have a camera strap, just a wrist strap for my little camera.

    1. Glad you like this Julie… You can always make something like this for your wrist strap too! what a cute touch! Thanks so much for visiting!
      Hugs

  4. 5 stars
    Super cute, I’ve been wanting to make one for myself, now I just need to do it. Thanks for sharing

    1. This is the best thing ever Havalah. I was about to buy one before making this because those straps are killers but then I figured it would be easier and cheeper to make one myself. I’m sure yours will be awesome!!!

      Hugs and thanks for stopping by!

  5. 5 stars
    So cute! I need to follow the instructions and make one for my camera because this is cheaper than buying one and so customizable.

    1. It’s definitely customizable… And you can make different ones and match with clothes.. how cute that would be!!! Now I need to go and make more LOL.

      Thanks so much for your sweet visit!
      XOXO

  6. 5 stars
    I seriously was just telling my husband today that I needed to make a trendy camera strap!!! This looks great love it!! Oh and I LOVE those shorts, where did you get them? Have a great week.

    1. ha ha my shorts are from GAP, I bought them last year but I saw some similar in Banana Republic last week! Glad you like my camera strap… super easy to make!
      Have a great weekend my friend!
      XOXO

  7. 5 stars
    You and your daughter are seriously some of the most photogenic people on the planet! And this project is so practical yet adorable. I’ve been wanting to sew a camera strap! Adding this to my TO MAKE list…pinning and stumbling, too! XO

    1. ha ha ha Lauren you are always the sweetest friend! It’s fun to have pictures with Emma {when she is up for it anyways}. I have lots of fun! I’m thrilled to inspire you in making this and I would LOVE to see it when you make it… I’m pretty sure I’ll need to make another one after yours LOL.

      XOXO

    1. ha ha if I lived in USA I would definitely take your idea LOL =D… You should try sewing… It’s not that hard =D I learned by myself just following tutorial LOL
      Thanks so much for your sweet visit!
      Hugs