Monday, November 10, 2008

camera strap slipcover: prototype




A clean house, and folded laundry are highly overrated. I'd rather make this, so I did :) A few improvements, I would change fabrics to something slightly less busy yet still modern but I had this around and it worked fine. Next, I'd shorten mine a bit to expose the "pleather" part on each end. Additionally, I will finish off each edge better, and maybe do an X inside a box, like I have seen on some others. I will also make it a tad wider so I can top stitch over both sides, that really finishes things off right. I am so grateful for all the sites that inspired me. I notice some of the above links are not working but if you do a search at etsy for "camera strap" you will see plenty.
Oh, a tad heavier fabric would look nicer too. I hesitate to line this with anything b/c it was pretty tricky to turn and then get onto the strap itself. Although, I am a notoriously BAD cutter and then my straight lines when sewing could only be called semi-straight at best. I will share once I make another and work out some of the kinks.

Today, I made this recipe for the teachers' conference tomorrow after school. Super easy. Super yummy. Peanutty Buckeye Bars. Photo from BHG website.
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4 comments:

Mrs. Incredible said...

Super cute! Does the slipcover stay on the strap or does it move around a bit?

tracy said...

It fits really snug so it does not move around much. If I can size it to fit exactly between the "pleather" that will be ideal, that is where it's the tightest. Thanks for all your comments. LOVE that tree on your blog. How did you do that?

Mrs. Incredible said...

I wish I could take credit for my blog's background, but I found it here: http://www.thecutestblogontheblock.com/
Really cute blog "accessories". Have a great day!

Amy said...

super cute. I'm loving it.