Ruffled Camera Strap Tutorial

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An old camera strap, for the hardware
Heavy fusible interfacing, the same length and twice the width of your strap
Fabric the same length and twice the width plus 1” of your strap
A strip of fabric approximately 1.5” tall by 45” long for your ruffle

You may want to refer to my Patchwork Camera Strap Tutorial if you want more detail on any of the steps involving removing the hardware from your old strap or reattaching it to the new one.

Cut a piece of heavy fusible interfacing the length and twice the width of your old strap. My strap was 26” X 1.5”, so I cut my interfacing 26” X 3”.

Fuse the interfacing to your fabric.


Trim the short edges flush with the interfacing and the long edges so that there’s 1/4 – 1/2” beyond the interfacing.


Fold both long edges of your 1.5” X 45” ruffle strip in approximately 1/4” and press. I serged my edges first. Set aside.


Yikes. My ironing board is getting NASTY.

Whilst you’re ironing, fold over the fabric edges on your interfaced piece and press them too. I like to use a piece of cardstock along the edge line of the interfacing to get a nice straight crease.


Then fold your strap piece in half the long way and press again.


You should have this now.


Head over to your sewing machine and hem both long edges of your ruffle.


Turn the ruffle strip right side up and sew a long basting stitch (on most machines this will be stitch length 5) right smack down the middle. DO NOT back stitch at the beginning or end.


For this next part, you’ll want to unfold your strap. I couldn’t hold it and get a picture by myself. You’ll be centering your ruffle on one half of the strap, excluding the non-interfaced part.

Line up the ends, middles, and then the middles of each half and pin.


Next pull your bobbin thread only (the one on the bottom) to gather your ruffle strip. Evenly distribute your ruffles (keep the last 1-2” on each end flat) and pin in place.


See how it’s only pinned on half the strap?

Go back to your machine and sew (regular stitch length, backstitching at beginning and end again) right smack down the middle of the ruffle.


Remove your pins and the threads you used for gathering.

At this point I think it would be cute to sew some ric rac or ribbon right down the middle of that ruffle, but I didn’t have anything good in my stash when I was making this. I’m imagining orange or red or hot pink on this one.

Fold your strap back up.

Edge stitch down both long edges, being sure to fold the ruffle out of the way.


I did one more row of stitching, about 1/4” from my edge stitching.


Here’s what the back looks like:


Reattach the strap hardware. More specific directions for that here.

And you’re done!


Want this very strap for yourself? Leave a comment before Monday night at midnight MST.

I’ll pick a winner Tuesday morning.



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  1. this is darling…all your camera straps are super cute..but the ruffle is a fresh take on them…LOVE it! awesome tutorial too! if i am not lucky enough to win this little cutie…i'll have to try my hand at making my own!

    Since I can't put ruffles on my son I guess I will put them on my camera!

  3. saraiwithani says:

    That ruffle is adorable!! I've been wanting to make one of these for a while…hope I win!!

  4. Love this Char!! I am too lazy to sew it, so pick me K?! :) Looks fabulous.

  5. Love the ruffle strap! I've been wanting to make one, but I'd be happy to win one instead!

  6. I would love that strap!!

  7. Michelley! says:

    love this! the color is fabulous! and those ruffles are amazing! way to go, you crafty lady! i would love to win…just got a new canon rebel, and it needs some strappy pizazz!

  8. YES, I'd LOVE it!!! That fabric with the ruffle is just too cute!

  9. This is just adorable. It would be a perfect addition to my new camera!

  10. I'd love to give this to my photographer friend!!

  11. So super cute. I love the ruffles. [email protected].

  12. I'd be a happy girl if I won that gem!

  13. Little Momma & Co. says:

    oh that is just precious!! i would love to win :) [email protected]

  14. Little Momma & Co. says:

    oh that is just precious!! i would love to win :) [email protected]

  15. Eric and Danielle says:

    Gorgeous fabric! I would love it!

    eric_danielle at netzero dot com

  16. LOVE this strap–fabric, and ruffle, and all! I am just getting into photography, with a semi-fancy camera and all. This strap would be perfect!


  17. Oh Wow this is the most adorable strap EVER!! and since i seriously lack your sewing skills and will never be able to recreate it, I am hoping very very much to win it!! THanks!!

    kristenpenn at ymail dot com

  18. That is super cute! I'm thinking maybe I could make one for my son (of course not girly looking). :)

  19. Seriously? I would love a chance to win that beauty! Thanks for a great blog!

  20. So cute! I'd love to win this!!

  21. oh my goodness – that is so cute! i would love it!

  22. love love love it!

  23. I NEED this. My camera strap is gross and every time I try and make a new one it always comes out funky looking lol.

    I love the ruffles!

    [email protected]

  24. The Robinsons says:

    I love this! I've seen lots of patchwork straps, but this is the first ruffled one I've seen. So cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  25. I'm on a ruffle kick. It would never had occured to me to put one on a camera strap! Genius! I love it! Thanks for the great tutorial and giveaway!

  26. Love this! I am hoping to upgrade my camera this month, so it would be great to have a new strap for a new camera!

  27. Always April says:

    Oh I would love to win this. aprilshecon(at)gmail(dot)com

  28. This is beautiful and FUN! Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!!!

  29. Mrs Chronic-Shock says:

    O! I'm not a ruffle kind of girl but I LOVE that strap. I'm scared of the technique so I'd love to win this one :) empressjennifer at gmail dot com

  30. Heidi@TheCraftMonkey says:

    I NEED this camera strap, b/c I don't sew, and it is just too cute and my camera strap is plain and boring!

  31. Ruth Mecham says:

    This is SO cute!!! I am a photographer on the weekends so this would be perfect!

  32. So dang cute! My Nikon could use a little spice,

  33. Simply Sara says:

    Love it!
    I am definitely making one for my camera…unless I win of course :)

  34. I love it! So cute!

    [email protected]

  35. This is a great idea.

    Sonja Long

  36. love the ruffle strap! Thanks for the tutorial.

  37. misseshoneysett says:

    this is just way too cute! but i could never make it on my own. me + sewing machine = SCARY!

  38. Leave it to you to make an already good thing even better! Love!

  39. I love this! It would go great with the new camera I got for Christmas!

  40. Callin and Kristen says:

    Lovely! So great, seriously. I have to tell you, my last trip to Ikea, I hoped to see you. Not that I've ever met you or anything! I would love this though!

  41. PiperandRowen says:

    this is super cute!

    [email protected]

  42. damagsmonkey says:

    I LOVE it! I'm new to sewing, and this is a bit beyond my realm of capabilities so far–so I'd LOVE to win! LOL
    [email protected]

  43. I do I do!!! :-)


  44. Adorable! I'm afraid of my sewing machine so I'd love to win one ;)

  45. Way way way cute….. I want it…. I want it….

  46. mommy2luke2008 says:

    I wish I had a sewing machine!!!! I want this!!!!
    [email protected]

  47. Beth Curtis says:

    I would love to win!! [email protected]

  48. I never win anything (ever), but I'll still comment to say that you're amazing. You are converting me to ruffles one item at a time.

  49. So dang cute! If I win my husband could pretend he gave it to me for Valentines! It would be a little late, but that's nothing unusual. :)
    [email protected]

  50. So pretty! love the fabric

    [email protected]

  51. Steph and Brady says:

    Oh I love this camera strap! So CUTE! If I don't win I just might have to try and make it. :) [email protected]

  52. I'm a first time visitor to your bog but had to visit a site that is called " Crap I've made"!
    I'm still laughing!
    Thanks for reminding me everything I try to make isn't a masterpiece :0).

    I'd like a chance to win that adorable strap…definitely not crap ….Lol

    Happy sewing

  53. i love it!! i want it!! thanks for the tute!

  54. So cute!!! I have been trying to win one of those camera strap covers, but no such luck. Thanks for the tutorial. And yours is so cute with the ruffles. Thanks Shar!

    I forgot that you know Jill and Ellie. That is funny!


  55. Piggy's & Petal's says:

    I love anything with ruffles! Next on your list should be making me a robe with ruffles! :) Ha ha!

  56. Piggy's & Petal's says:

    I love anything with ruffles! Next on your list should be making me a robe with ruffles! :) Ha ha!

  57. MelissaPauquettePhotography says:

    This is sooooooooooo cute!

  58. I've completely jumped on the ruffle bandwagon. I would LOVE this! Thanks for the giveaway!

  59. Danielle and the Boys says:

    That is the CUTEST camera strap I have EVER seen! Oh pretty please with a cherry on top pick me? :)

  60. Tom, Brittany, & Girls says:

    I need one of these so bad, I can't sew and have been wanting one forever. They are sooooo cute!! Please oh please pick me!

  61. Tom, Brittany, & Girls says:

    I need one of these so bad, I can't sew and have been wanting one forever. They are sooooo cute!! Please oh please pick me!

  62. Thanks for the tutorial! I'd be thrilled to be chosen – it's so perdy :)

    biskitsmom at hotmail dot com

  63. Thanks for the tutorial, wish I could get past threading my sewing machine and I would give it try, maybe I'll have better luck winning one!! :)

  64. I have not made the one of these yet and I love how there is a ruffle. I hope that I win!

  65. Kim & Corey Nasfell says:

    Oh my goodness, that has got to be the cutest thing EVER! My camera NEEDS this so the other cameras will stop picking on her ;)

  66. Kim & Corey Nasfell says:

    Oh my goodness, that has got to be the cutest thing EVER! My camera NEEDS this so the other cameras will stop picking on her ;)

  67. Oh wow, that's too cute! Pick me! ;-)

  68. Good Buy Consignment says:

    I so covet that strap! My husband would look really sweet toting our camera around with that little beauty on!

  69. I'm in need of this camera strap, Badly! I love it.

  70. Super cute! Love the fabric and the ruffle. Also, it makes me want to get creative again.

  71. Swilor Family says:

    I just emailed the link to your other camera straps to my sister this morning around 2:00 (because I'm crazy like that) to see if she would make one for me. It must be fate – I have a feeling this one is for me! Love your blog – it makes me smile.

  72. Ohmygosh! I have to have it! My Canon would look so CUTE!

  73. ha, ha, ha…I was just thinking to myself as I read your post, that sure looks easy but I wish she'd just give one to me instead :) Don't you know I've got monogramming to do this week while visiting my mom, not camera strap sewing? Hope that strap becomes mine. :)

  74. momofalltrades says:

    I'd LOVE to win that! So cute!

  75. So cute. I really think I NEED it!

  76. DaViD + KaTie + aLeXiS says:

    so cute!

  77. Kristine Robinson says:

    I want this – why do you have so darn many readers?

  78. The Wrights says:

    I have a sister who is an up and coming photographer. I just know she would love this! It's darling! [email protected].

  79. Just give it to me. It would look good on me.

  80. dixiemango says:

    Cute! I love the ruffle!

  81. c'mon, i don't have time to make my own. just hand it over…pleeeeeeeeeze.


  82. Amanda and Jonathan Brantley says:

    Ahhh love it! I just inherited my moms sewing machine. need to get it serviced, then….i don't even know where to begin!!! Or what supplies I need first!

  83. Who doesn't love a good ruffle?

  84. A.DOR.A.BLE! I would love to win this for my SIL. She is always willing to take breathtaking photos of my kiddos and refuses to let me pay her. This would be the perfect "Thank You!".

  85. You're ol pal "Penny" would totally dig that! Just sayin'!

  86. Love your blog! Thanks for the fun giveaway. SUPER cute camera strap!

  87. Al, Wendy, Max, and Lil says:

    I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  88. That is so cute with the ruffle, thanks for the give away!

  89. I would love to see my husband using my camera with this strap on it. Hey, it's blue! :)

  90. I love the ruffle!!!! You are amazing!


  91. RyanSarahN says:

    I love that! So cute. Although my husband probably wouldn't wear it. lol

  92. Missy Bryner says:

    So cute! I would love this for my camera!

  93. Melissa @ Domestic Goddess In Training says:

    That is so cute =) I could handle winning that! LOL!

  94. kirstin & jordan says:

    Love this, love this, love this!
    If you're interested, tomorrow we have a friday fun find party that we'd love for you to link up to!

  95. kirstin & jordan says:

    Love this, love this, love this!
    If you're interested, tomorrow we have a friday fun find party that we'd love for you to link up to!

  96. I am such a sucker for ruffles! I will be posting a link to this on my blog!

  97. You're gonna pick a winner? I want one! Not a booger. Just a ruffly camera strap.

  98. I would really love this! It would totally cutify my ghetto camera strap. :)

  99. This is by far the cutest camera strap I've ever seen. But, then again…all your creations are to die for.

  100. Thanks so much for that ruffle tutorial! I've seen ruffles everywhere these days, but haven't been able to understand how you make them until your post! Thanks! Now I need to figure out what to attach ruffles to (as a mom of boys…)

    Crossing my fingers for the strap!

  101. The Bendixen Family says:

    Pick me!! If not ill have to try and make one!

  102. Super cute! My camera would love to play 'dress up'!

  103. Tom and Katie says:

    Love your ideas! The camera straps are too cute.
    Hope I win because I'm too chicken to attempt making one myself!
    [email protected]

  104. dunfordorama says:

    Love your blog!
    The added ruffle is awesome! I need to have one! :)

    [email protected]

  105. Oooh… I would love this camera strap for my dslr!

  106. ilovemylucky says:

    I love it! I have been wanting a decorative strap for my camera, I just haven't gotten around to making one since my daughter was born.

  107. Kellie Staton says:

    Oh my word! That is just the cutest! I think every camera needs a ruffle now!

  108. What a cute idea! :)

  109. MAD LOVE for this ruffley strap! I'm taking a photo class and I would be the envy of all if I strolled in w/this baby!


  110. Now that is camera bling!

  111. Lovely!

  112. Simply Be Photo/Melissa says:

    I love it! I seriously would LOVE to win. I do photographer and howm much cooler would I be with that?!!! I am a blog follower and I just ewww and ahhh over everthing. Because I can't sew.

  113. Mythreesons says:

    Adorable! I love it. Doesn't hurt that it's my favorite color, either… Pick me!:)

  114. twrightgirl says:

    love that color and the ruffle just tops it off.

  115. Bee-you-ti-ful! I know if I won this that my pictures would automatically be better and I would suddenly understand aperture, depth of field, and those crazy f-stops.

  116. Oh dear! I so want this little lovely:) I just had twin daughters and since have tried to envision the world with ruffles, I dream of ruffles. I would look amazing wearing my camera adorned with ruffles. Did I mention it's lovely?? I attempted making my own strap cover and it turned out way too small, turns out I can't sew well:( Or follow a tutorial. So, please pick me…..

  117. This is so cute! I'd love to win!!

  118. Love that strap! The colors are gorgeous. I just got a new camera and this would be perfect.

  119. humblelearning says:

    I could never make this like you!

  120. Love the ruffles!

    [email protected]

  121. Ruffles!! Of course!! I've seen them popping up everywhere – and this is such a great way to use them :)

  122. I NEEEEEEED this!!! Just got my very first SLR camera last month and the plain black strap is scratchy and boring.. And I love ruffles!!

    AlexiaJeanDesigns @

  123. So cute!!

  124. I would die… in your arms.

  125. lovely lindsay says:

    are you kidding me? i love this!
    love, lindsay

  126. michelle@somedaycrafts says:

    Almost as cute as the ruffle butt onesie! Almost! I'd love to win it!

  127. Wow! Adorable! Thanks for the awesome tutorial and the awesome giveaway. My clients would think I was SOOO much more talented if I wore my camera on this strap! I *know* it!

  128. Sam and Lacey says:

    yep I want it, gotta have it. :)

    [email protected]

  129. LOVE this!!!!

    [email protected]

  130. what a GREAT idea! LOVE it!

  131. Andrea Snedaker Photography says:

    This is the first time I've visited your blog and I think I'm in love!!

    This is seriously the cutest strap ever! I need it. Need like, if I don't win, I might hunt you down and beg you to make me one anyways. :)

    Also, as a photog, I need to have the cutest strap in town, otherwise, well..I don't have the cutest strap, and I would not be able to live with myself.

    [email protected]

  132. so cute! i love the ruffles and polka dots.

  133. Becca @ Blue Cricket Design says:

    Char this is totally awesome! I'd feature it this weekend if I didn't have a paying camera strap sponsor doing a giveaway as we speak! Not sure she'd like that!!! way to go!


  134. Celeste Louise says:

    Oh Oh Please pick me!! That is SO cute!

    [email protected]

  135. Me! Pick me! That would look fabulous around my neck for my next shoot!

  136. very feminine. i love it!

  137. I love this idea! I always feel like a dork with a regular camera strap on chasing my kids around the park. with this ruffled camera strap, I would wear it just to show off!

  138. LOVE it!! and i never win these things, but i'm trying. :)

  139. Excelencia Familiar says:

    How adorable! Love it. It looks a lot easier on the neck than my rough boring black strap.

  140. Check his fabric! Too Fab!
    [email protected]

  141. With a new baby coming, I don't need new projects, but I could sure use a cute strap. It really is adorable.

  142. That is too cute! I'm loving the ruffle trend right now! I hope that it sticks around…

    I'd sure love to win! Thanks for the fun giveaway. :)

  143. This strap is so cute! I hope I win, but thanks for the tutorial so I can atleast make my own. I love things with ruffles but am so scared to actually make one!
    [email protected]

  144. ruffles make everything so girly!
    [email protected]

  145. That is so cute, I would love it!!

  146. So cute! I love it!!!

    Sarah8914 at gmail dot com

  147. So cute . I LOVE the ruffle

  148. I'd love to win. Adorable.
    -Melissa Statema

  149. Awesome!

    While I love the fabric patter the ruffles are definitely my favorite part!

    Would be awesome to win!

  150. I would love to win too! But I think I will make one…since my new camera became new granite counters instead. I will make one as a guitar strap for my 8 year old daughter – she will go nuts!

  151. Love the ruffles! I would love to win this for my sister since all I have is a point and shoot.

  152. I love anything with ruffles and anything blue so I think it's darling!

  153. So sweet, I'd love the chance to win, I hope it's open worldwide (would pay postage if you wanted, yes, I think it's that good!!)


  154. It sounds so difficult :) I am glad you are giving it away. I love it!

  155. the mama monster says:

    super cute idea, there can never be to many ruffles! thanks for the tutorial and giveaway.
    [email protected]

  156. I want to win the cute camera strap! [email protected]

  157. ducksfly2gether says:

    That is very cool! Found you on UCREATE.

  158. VERY cute. PICK ME!!

    [email protected]

  159. LOVE that ruffle! I've been wanting to make one of these (pre-ruffle) to bless my bestie who has been awesome at taking pictures of my littles for me! Good thought on the ruffle!!

  160. Shannon Hartz says:

    I LOVE this. I am rarely without my camera, and I would LOVE a cute strap cover – what a great idea:)

  161. krista lucas photography says:

    i would love this!! super color, my fave!!

  162. love it!

  163. Found you/this via U Create!
    This is AWESOME – I love it!!

  164. Benjamin and Jennie says:

    I'm just getting into photography I would love your creative hip strap to start off a great hobby!!!

  165. kara jayne says:

    totally want one!

  166. um… i LOVE this!! I hope i win!!

    [email protected]

  167. LOVE IT! So cute!

  168. This is so cute, I love the colors!!!

  169. This is adorable! Bought the fabric to make a camera strap months ago but yours wins the cutie patootie award! Love it!

  170. Krista Shaffer says:

    Love, love, love this!!! Turquoise is my favorite color!!

  171. Alicia and Roger says:

    Great gift idea! I've got just the photographer in mind! Thanks!

  172. LOVE the strap!

  173. I love the ruffles! I hope I win!
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

  174. Oh my, how great is this strap?? I'm all about the ruffles right now and would just LOVE this…in my fav color turquoise!!!

  175. kelliemorgan says:

    Awesome! Love the ruffles! Thanks so much!
    [email protected]

  176. Jeff and Michelle Galovan says:

    Ive had making a camera strap on my to do list for awhile now and Im so glad I havent done any of them yet because this is absolutely to die for!! I LOVE IT! Im crossing my fingers I win this because I'm not sure my sewing skills are up to par! LOVE IT!!

  177. The Phillips Family says:

    yep, ruffles make it!

  178. Rachael Thomas says:

    So cute! I just got a camera and I need a cute strap!

  179. um, yes. i want it.

  180. So, I came here from U Create. I have to tell you I about fell out of my chair laughing when
    I saw the name of your blog.
    BTW, camera strap– 5 stars! Love it!

  181. Froggylady says:

    I love it! So pretty.

  182. Love the ruffle! Would love this for my new camera.

  183. Dude. You're famous. If I leave two comments, do I get two entries?

  184. Ahh! LOVE it! danicanelson1 at gmail dot com

  185. This is beautiful! I can't wait to make one for my camera. Thanks for a great idea!

  186. Love it! I need a camera strap for my new camera – winning would save me some time making one.

  187. cheetohpuff says:

    I love it. Another item to look for at yard sales: Camera straps!

  188. super cute! would look great with my new camera!

  189. love love love this, and thank you for the giveaway,

  190. Ooooooh! This belongs around MY neck. Fingers crossed that it will be come Monday! Thanks!

  191. Oh pick me. I love it!!!

  192. Love it!!!! Thank you for the giveaway!!

    [email protected]

  193. Suzie Button says:

    I think I'm destined to win this adorable ruffled camera strap as my daughter JUST said this afternoon that I needed a fabric camera strap because mine is just boring black! Weird and FATE, I do believe so! Suzie

  194. Super Daysh says:

    Sooo cute!!! Love the polka dots and everything. I wish I had a camera that had a strap so i could take the hardware off and make my own. :)

  195. How awesome! If I only had an old camera strap lying around to take apart…

  196. Kristen and Scott says:

    I love it i want one

  197. I love it! Absolutley adorable! The ruffle is my favorite part.

  198. Carrie (aka Boo) says:

    Ooo Ooo! Me! I'm going to make Lynsey enter so if she wins she can give it to me :)

  199. I love the ruffle!

  200. I LOVE this strap! The ruffles are perfect!

  201. I want to win!! That is adorable!!

  202. This is so cute I would love to win!

  203. Pick me!

  204. I have to have this!!!

  205. ClassiclyAmber says:

    I LOVE this camera strap! I've seen several custom made ones before, but this one is by far my most fav!! =-D

  206. The Weathered Cottage says:

    I LOVVVVE that! Please pick me!

  207. Found your blog thru Ucreate. Love the camera strap. I am saving up to by myself a "real grown up" camera and turquoise is such a happy color. Love it!

  208. This is adorable!! I love it. I would love to win it but I think I may try one myself also. Thanks for the great tutorial.

  209. McRae Family says:

    Love it! And it would look so cute on MY camera!

  210. That is so cute! I would love to have it!

  211. Hyrum and Elsie says:

    I've seen a lot of camera straps but this one is by far the most adorable! Awesome job meking this one!

  212. Ribbons and Pigtails says:

    I'm stopping by from Ucreate….what an adorable strap….thanks for sharing :) Hugs, Ingrid

  213. Stephanie Saunders says:

    Ooh, I want! I'll ignore the fact that my husband will feel emasculated when he has to use a camera that has a ruffle strap. At least it's blue.

  214. I have my camera with me most of the time—–just in case. Sure would look nice with a snazy new camera strap.

  215. taylor+sophie says:

    i LOVE the strap! maybe it will make me use my camera more?…

  216. I adore the fabric! Love it!

  217. This is SO cute, I totally want it! I'm glad you put up a tutorial, so when I don't win I can at least make one!

  218. Derek, Rachel and Cadence says:

    I need this! My camera strap is the ugliest!!

  219. Yes I want one! I love them! So cute!

  220. The Studes says:

    yes please.. =)

  221. so adorable! but, i know mine wouldn't turn out that cute:)

  222. SouthfieldFam says:

    Just bought my first SLR camera so now I TOTALLY need a ruffled strap! GORGEOUS!

  223. Just adorable! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  224. I hope I win! This is so cute!

  225. That's beautiful! If I don't win, I'll be making my own very soon!! :)

  226. So so cute! Thanks for the tutorial. I've been eyeing these for so long and have wanted to make one. No time! I'd love to win this one!

  227. Jana Eubank says:

    I would LOVE this!!! Especially since my sewing skills stretch only as far as scrapbooking! LOL! Thanks for the chance at your cute giveaway!

  228. That would go perfectly with my new camera. I love it!

  229. Would love to win this adorable camera strap!

  230. Maggie Reno says:

    I'm so going to make one of these. It's so cute and perfect for my girly needs. Camera straps are practically the one way to accessorize.

  231. This is SO SO SO cute!!! :)

  232. I'd love to model this strap!!

  233. The Jessee Journal says:

    LOVE this new take on the super cute camera straps!!

  234. So cute! I'd give it to my friend who is starting a photography business. I know she would love it! Thanks for the chance to win.

  235. I'm pretty sure I can't make this. You would make me so happy if I could have this as my own!!!!

  236. Wow. Why don't I come up with cool ideas like this? Oh yeah, I'm not very creative! Maybe having this on my camera will inspire me to make more things, and take pictures of what I do.
    [email protected]

  237. It's A Wonderful says:

    Love it!

  238. Matt, Katie & Jayden says:

    I just bought me a new camera and I would love love this strap. Pick me, pick me.

  239. Matt, Katie & Jayden says:

    I just bought me a new camera and I would love love this strap. Pick me, pick me.

  240. darling and wonderful tutorial too!

  241. Oh, we LOVE this. If I win, I will give it to my sweet daughter, who wants it so bad. Thank-you for the give away.
    [email protected]

  242. brown paper packages says:

    I want that!!

  243. Way CUTE!

  244. I'm Thankful for... says:

    I am in SERIOUS love! I have never wanted to be able to sew so bad! :)

  245. I LOVE it! I need one, Pretty please!

  246. SO CUTE! If I don't win it, I will DEFINITELY make one. LOVE it! :)

  247. NatalieDeltaGam says:

    please please PLEASE!
    natalie @ this old southern house

  248. Ryan & Kim Pease says:

    I WANT THIS!!! I would never be able to make this.. dont even know how to work a sewing machine!

    [email protected]

    Kim Pease

  249. Ryan & Kim Pease says:

    I WANT THIS!!! I would never be able to make this.. dont even know how to work a sewing machine!

    [email protected]

    Kim Pease

  250. your strap is so cute, i wish i could sew!
    this would be sooo cute!

  251. Mike and Wendy says:

    I have been wanting one of these forever!!!

  252. David and Jackie says:

    LOVE IT!
    please, please, pleeeeeeeeaase pick me! :)

  253. RyDeb.White says:

    ruffles on a camera strap? i'm in love! i hope i win!

  254. This would be perfect for my sister in law Heather! We're flying out to NYC to surprise her for her birthday and she would love this! It's so cute, I just might be making this for her if I don't win. Thanks for the giveaway!

  255. So super cute! I am totally going to make one of these, unless I win!!!

  256. This is the cutest idea I love love love it. Lots of luck to everyone but I do hope its me that gets this treasure LOL

  257. kathybooker says:

    so i just stumbled upon you and love your crap you've made!! in my former days i would cheerfully attempt this b/c i need one, but the 4 mo. old twins, the 2 yr. old, the 4 yr. old and my oldest 5 year old have put a little dent in my time to be creative. but the tubes are tied and i WILL return someday to make some of your fabulous ideas- keep them coming!

  258. Sew Much Ado says:

    So cute! It would go great with my new camera!!!

  259. This strap has my daughters name all over it. It is beautiful and I love it. Hope I win.

  260. This is such a cute idea!

  261. Sparklinbecks says:

    i just had a baby and dont have much time to sew…plus i always have my camera on me, and I would LOVE a ruffle strap!

  262. Nice! Count me in :)

  263. This is so fun! I would love to win one, but if not I will have to attempt to make one myself. Thank you for the instructions!!!

  264. CraftCrave says:

    Thank you! This blog post will be advertised on CraftCrave in the Handcraft category today (look for timestamp: [14 Feb 01:00pm GMT]).

  265. I would love to win this, I cannot sew at all and failed making your other strap lol! *crosses fingers*

  266. Love it! Ruffles! Polka dots! Sky blue!

  267. Ooh, this would really jazz up my camera!!

  268. me me me me me!

  269. Love, Love, Love it! I want it! Pick Me!

  270. I can't sew but I can take pictures!!

  271. VeRy CuTe!
    [email protected]

  272. I would love to add that to my camera

  273. Ohhh, now that is good "crap!" If I don't win, (which I probably won't, & that's okay) I am going to make one of these for my camera. That means my hubby will look uber CUTE when he carries it ;) Thanks for posting "crap" like this, it inspires so many of us!

  274. The Bordons says:

    what a cute idea! I would love to win such a darling strap for my camera. It would look perfect!

  275. I love this camera strap! You are so talented!

  276. Oh SO cute – I love it!

  277. Oooooh, please, please, please. I've been saving to buy a new camera, so this would just MAKE MY DAY. Super cute!!

  278. Thurston Fam says:

    i would love to win this cute little baby!!! love it!

  279. Mike and Lillian Montoya says:

    I adore it,so dang cute!! Just got a new Nikon Camera too, so man would this be the icing on the cake ;)
    [email protected]

  280. Love the ruffles and just getting a camera soon! Its a beauty!

  281. I'd love to win, a camera strap has been on my craft to-do list for a long while! Love the ruffle!

  282. OMG I love this!! First of all I love the polka dots….then the colour….then the ruffle!!! LOVE IT!

  283. Thanks for a great tutorial! I'm holding my breath that I might win this one…but if I don't I'll just have to break down and make my own. Thanks!

  284. Perfect clor, polka dots AND ruffles!!??!! I so NEED this!

  285. I'd love to say that I'll make this, but it'd be so much easier for you to just send it to me ;-)


  286. So absolutely adorable! I would love to win this. Everything you make is so fantastic! Thanks!

  287. Chad, Krissie, Sotera & Slade says:

    I love this strap!! I really want to win it!! I don't have access to my sewing machine right now, so I totally want this!!! You are so creative!!

  288. Chad, Krissie, Sotera & Slade says:

    I love this strap!! I really want to win it!! I don't have access to my sewing machine right now, so I totally want this!!! You are so creative!!

  289. Oh I would love to have this. So, so cute!!!


  290. So cute!! I LOVE the ruffles!!

  291. Jon and Kari-Lynn Tarleton says:

    so cute. love the ruffle and love the polka dots. it would look so cute on my camera!!

  292. Love the ruffle! I really need a strap for my camera.

  293. Mona @ la la by mona says:

    I do love this camera strap! And, I could certainly put it to good use. Thanks for sharing!

  294. I want a one!! SO CUTE!

  295. I know exactly where this strap would go!

  296. I would LOVE this!

  297. I need it! 'Nuff said.

  298. I've been wanting to make one of these for soooo long. Yours is adorable!

  299. I love the ruffle! That is so cute!!! Thanks so much, I'll be linking.

  300. Kermit~the~Frog says:

    My sister has a great camera, so if I win I'll send it to her.

  301. this is by far the cutest camera strap i've seen. excellent job!

  302. So cute! I can't wait to make this for my photog friend!

  303. Pick me Pick me!

  304. I love it. I want it. I have to have it. Very, very cute! :)

  305. Super Cute!!


  306. Ooh, super cute. I'd add some chunky red wood beads to it. Nice job!

  307. Amy Knollmeyer says:

    This is the cutest strap!! Wish I could make one… but I prob never would. Would I like to win one? YES, YES, YES!!!

  308. I love this, I want this.. I tried to make one of my own and it was a disaster. Would love to wind this one.

  309. adorable!

  310. Totally cute!

  311. This is so cute! I love the ruffle!

  312. My name is Erin. says:

    I LOVE this and I didn't even realize I needed a new camera strap until JUST NOW! : ) Perfect for helping me take photos to post on my blogs.

    *fingers crossed*

  313. Trying Traditional says:

    Wow, my mind is swimming with all the fun fabrics I have stashed away!

  314. Would really love to win this…it is sooo cute. If my sewing machine wasn't broken, I would be copying this! Thanks for the great instructions.

  315. Tiffany Meagan says:

    Yes, I do want this…
    If I don't win it I just might have to make it for myself. (I'll have to add it to the list :D )

    Tiffany Morgan

  316. I love it!!! Pick me, Char. You know you can't help but love me ;)

  317. Jeremy and Heidi says:

    Thank you so much for posting a tutorial on how to make these! I'm going to have to try this out if I don't win!

  318. I definitely need to copy this I think I can I'm a newbie sewer but hey if I win that would be cool too:)thanks for all the great sharing of ideas

  319. Thanks for posting the tutorial. It is absolutely adorable. I have to admit…I'm feeling lazy these days, so I'd love to win it. But if not, I'll be making one for myself:)

  320. It's not yet midnight my time!! I'd love to have this. :D Thanks for the giveaway

  321. This is adorable ! Would go great with my camera!

  322. Love the strap, we just bought a camera and this would be perfect. Does anyone know of a tutorial to dress up or make a new camera bag for a full size camera?

  323. The strap is beautiful, thank you for sharing the how-to.

  324. VERY nice! I sure would prefer winning it to making it! :)

  325. This is so darling! Thanks for sharing it. We are featuring you on our site today. Thanks for all of your hard work!

    One of A Kind

  326. Buttons Threads says:

    I love this so much! IF any of you guys want to check out my sewing blog go here:
    I'll put up sewing tutorials on in no time

  327. Peggy of Plush Nest says:

    oh for the love of all that is fabulous! this is wonderful!!! I'm SO making one!

  328. Peggy of Plush Nest says:

    oh for the love of all that is fabulous! this is wonderful!!! I'm SO making one!

  329. ok, 323 comments later… WOW! this is beyond adorable! i am filing this at 'cause I gots to make me one of these! thanks so much for sharing!

  330. Love it! Come link your cute tute at my party: Thursday's Treasures!!

  331. Lemonade Makin' Mama says:

    Just curious… do you happen to sell these? If you did, how much would you sell them for? Would you sell me one even if you don't sell them?? Am I making any sense? :) I'd LOVE one, as I just purchased a brand new camera and it's heavy! The current strap is not only UGLY, it sort of digs into my neck.

    I'd even be willing to post about it and brag about you all over the darn place…

    I can be reached via email at [email protected]


  332. Char @ Crap I've Made says:

    I did indeed use a Nikon strap, because that is what I found cheapest on Amazon. Here's a link to the one I bought:

  333. The Oxford Family says:

    Posted this tute on my blog today! Hope you don't mind! You can see it here:

    If you prefer me not to just let me know and I'll sadly take it down :) Thanks for a great project!

  334. Nancy Ward says:


    Wanted to let you know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog.

    Nancy Ward

  335. Sophia Luksana says:

    WOW!!! So cute, very gorgeous!! A real ruffle girl is here. I'm so in love with ruffles, plus I love the white and blue pattern. I gotta try this out. I've done craft projects and thought you might want to take a look. Feel free to promote projects on your blog! Stop by: when you get a chance. Take care.

  336. <3 ruffles! thumbs up
    happy crafting,

  337. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I found it yesterday, tried it, and less than 2 hours later, I ended up with a super cute strap! You can see a picture of it here,
    Thanks again.


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