*Strip of fabric the length of your camera strap +1 inch x double the width of your camera strap +1.5 inches (ex. my strap was 21.5 inches long & 1 inch wide, so my strip of fabric was 22.5 in x 3.5 in)*Piece of interfacing (fusible preferable, but optional) the length of your strap x double the width of your camera strap +1/2 in (ex. my interfacing was 21.5 in x 2.5 in)
*Strip of fabric for the ruffle that is as wide as your interfacing strip x double the length of your strap (ex. my ruffle strip was 2.5 in x 43 in)
*Thread to match or coordinate with your fabric
1. Cut your fabric strips to the lengths specified above. You should have one strip for the actual strap, your interfacing, and one strip for the decorative ruffle. I used a rotary cutter on a self-healing mat and a yardstick to make my long straight cuts on my fabric.
3. Fold the 1/2 in flap of fabric over the edge of the interfacing (see above) and press.
4. Stitch a hem along the folded edge about 1/4 inch in.
5. Fold the interfacing in half lengthwise and press to create a crease down the middle. Fold the extra fabric over the edge of the interfacing lengthwise and press. (see below) Put the strap strip to the side.
9. Lay the ruffle strip with the hemmed edges on the bottom on a flat surface. Grab hold of the bottom thread coming out the end of your basting stitch and pull. Holding that bottom thread taught, bunch and slide the fabric back to create the ruffle. As the ruffle bunches, gently move the fabric back, spreading out the bunches to create the ruffle. (see below) Work from both edges toward the center until the entire strip is bunched/ruffled and is the same length as your strap fabric plus an extra 1/4 in on each end.
10. Fold over the unfinished edge of the ruffle on each end 1/4 in, pin, and hem. Be sure you change your stitch length back to normal!
13. Following the crease you pressed down the center of the strap, fold the strap in half. Tucking in the raw edges you pressed over the interfacing, pin along the edge. (see below)
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