Saturday, June 2, 2012

Getting a handle on things

I keep seeing camera straps or camera strap covers on blogs and on etsy so I decided to make one of my own.  A piece of scrap fabric cut  (actually pieced as it wasn't long enough) to approximately 5-5 1/2" wide by 27" long.  Hemmed up one inch on either end (fold in one inch and then fold in another one inch). Sew long side with right sides together, turn, iron, and place over strap. I swear the hardest part was taking the strap loose and then refastening it.  I hand sewed a tacking stitch through the cover and the strap at the very top. Projects like this are so incredibly easy and quick - most times I can just figure out the size to cut - I always add a bit just to be sure!  If you need a pattern, there are so many great books out right now with instructions on how to make all kinds of things. I think my next quick and easy will be a checkbook cover. I think I have 4 checkbooks, and at least three of them have those horrible blue plastic covers - so ugly!

Hope your weekend is fun,

1 comment:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So awesome that you made a camera strap!! I love it!