Well this was my first go at it. It's nothing great, but it serves a purpose.
I've noticed A ~ LOT lately that when wearing my camera, (which I
happen to do quite frequently in the hot summer sun) the strap irritates
Make a little fabric sleeve to go over the not so comfortable strap.
I chose my fabric from some fat quarters I purchased recently.
Please keep in mind that I am definitely not a seamstress. I do not sew often,
and I just kinda wing it when I do.
I used a piece of cardboard as my template. Did a little measuring, and
figured out how many pieces I needed.
Cut my pieces. Then I decided I wanted it to look a tiny bit like patchwork,
so I cut each piece in 1/2.
I sewed them all end to end with a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
From the looks of this picture it looks crooked. It wasn't!
After I ironed out all the wrinkles in the fabric, and pressed all
the seems, it was just fine.
Note to self.. Iron all fabric before cutting & sewing. Makes a huge difference.
I then cut a piece of interfacing.
Folded right sides together, matched up all the pressed seems, and pinned in place.
Sewed everything in place, and folded up the edges to make a nice cuff.
Then flipped right side out.
Slid the new sleeve over the existing strap. It fit perfectly!
OK.. now that's MUCH better.
Again, this was my first try. I'm probably going to add a lens pocket to the strap.
I'm thinking that the color and pattern options are pretty endless.