For Christmas, I made a camera strap cover for my sister. It's really cool, and I kinda wish that I had made it for myself, and something else (even a different strap cover) for her. The fabric was IKEA fabric, and although I have more, I don't want to have the same thing as her. (We have the same camera, so we don't want to get them confused!)
Then I had an idea for something a little different for my strap:
A little tab that adds just a little something to my camera! We'll call it an accessory. It's simple to make, and adds a little bit of fun!
You'll need: felt and embroidery floss. I used my Fiskars scalloped fabric shears, but that's optional. (I will say, if you are able to come across these scissors, you'll love them!)
Cut a rectangle of felt about 2" x 5". (Of course, you can vary this.) Fold it in half around your strap so that you can get an idea where you to place the embroidery, then stitch on a little design. Mine is just a free stitched heart.
To make it a nice, snug fit, fold the felt around your strap, and stitch it in place. Don't stitch through the strap, but really close to it.
Once it's sewn together, trim the edge with scallops or pinking shears, or whatever shape you like. You've got a sweet little tab on your camera!
If you stitched it close enough, it won't just slide off, but it will be removable. Just fold the strap in half to take the tab off. This way, you could make different tabs for different occasions. Or as my sister pointed out, they could be like badges that you earn as you learn new photography techniques!