11/8/11

Just a little something I stitched up!

Hey everyone!  I know all of you have seen these little camera strap covers all over blogland, but in the event you might want to make one, I thought I'd share my simple method.  I scrounged through my fabric stash & came up with something I liked, and since we are into the season of gifts, I decided to make a second one as a gift for someone special to me.  I can't say anymore, she sometimes reads my blog.....shhhhh.

This is a pic of the one all ready finished & on my camera & the other one is in progress.
All I did was cut 2 pieces of the background fabric 2 1/2" x 25", but you should measure the wide part of your camera strap in case they vary in size.  Then I cut a piece of the top fabrics (the red & turquoise) 2 1/2" x 40".

These longer pieces will be the ruffle.  I turned under all sides about 1/4" & then did a decorative stitch which you can just barely see.  You could do a straight stitch or zigzag.  I just have these fancy stitches on my machine that I almost never use, so I thought I'd play a bit....lol!

Then you do a running stitch down the center & gather it up to fit one of the background pieces.  Don't fret over this, it does not have to be perfect.  And just because I already had this ribbon, I placed it over my gathering & stitched it right to my background piece in one step.

Please excuse my awful old hands.  They are "worker bees" & only get slathered with cream every once in awhile.....lol!  I'm attempting to show you my little decorative stitch.

Next you will pin the 2 background fabrics right sides together, enclosing the ruffle.  It's easier if you just pin one side at a time & stitch so you can keep the ruffle out of the way.  Then stitch the other side.  Just remember to leave the ends open.

I decided I wanted to reinforce the side seams, so I just did a quick zigzag down both sides.

Turn the strap right side out & give it a light press & VOILA.....

Undo the camera strap on one side & slide on the cover.  Then pat yourself on the back & take a goofy picture!  All kidding aside, the strap cover really is a lot more comfy on your neck!

Thanks so much for stopping by and allowing me to share.  I'm still hoping to have a big reveal for you by Friday or Saturday.  Stay tuned....wink,wink!
CAS

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10 comments:

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

That turned out great, I want one. It has been on my to do list for a long time, but have never got around to it. It sure makes it more fashionable:)

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

You are such a talented, creative, and beautiful lady :)
I haven't been around much lately, but going to be on the look out for the big reveal.

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

Very cute! I would love one of these but since I share my camera with my DH, I don't think he would be too happy with the ruffles!

Shabby Marilyn said...

Sew clever, I like!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Cass,
that is a very nice idea, and looks really great too, bet it does feel much better on your neck as well.

Looks like you might be getting a kitchen makeover, whoo hoo, can't wait to see what you are up to.....

Really like that pic of you sporting your camera, you are a very pretty lady..........

Hope all is well with you and yours,
Blessings, Nellie

Diane Writes said...

This is a great project Cas! I love it. Now camera straps need not to be boring!

Life with L said...

Hi there....That is so cute. You make it sound so easy. I am also a "Nana" to my Grandchildren.
I am your newest follower. Take a moment to visit and say hello.
Enjoy your day. Linda

Suzy said...

These are so cute! Your tutorial is great. I really need to make one of these because you are right - the strap is pretty uncomfortable around my neck. Hope you have a great weekend.

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

So fabulous! I like the added ribbon to cover the stitches. I made one a last year but it's time to make a new one! The red strap will be great for the holidays. Won't these make great gift ideas?

Annette {One Perfect Room} said...

Those turned out great!!!

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