Thursday, February 3, 2011

Christmas Camera Strap

We now interrupt our regularly scheduled sewing with...more sewing. I still have a couple of Christmas projects I never posted. Seems like I'm always playing catch-up.

Here's the camera strap cover I made for my sister-in-law. I followed this tutorial pretty closely but added ruffles and a lens cap pocket. The back side was done with a crushed-velvet-like knit for comfort. Oh, and I padded it a little with some batting also for comfort.





I love that it went together so quickly especially after discovering this new way of gathering ruffles. Basically, you zig-zag stitch over some sort of cord or floss. (I used crochet thread.) Then, you pull on the crochet thread to gather the ruffle. This works great when you have a great deal of fabric to gather like for a tu-tu or petticoat. I wouldn't recommend using it on sleeves or other small areas where you want the gathers to be delicate and smooth.

My sister-in-law is amazing as a photographer and took our family photos this year:



I know right!? Stinkin' awesome!



You can see more of her work on her photography blog.

(Speaking of catching-up, I'm doing a lot of that this week after being down and out last week with the flu. Can't wait to show you my next installment inspired by Project Toddler Runway!)

2 comments:

Emily said...

Love the strap and photos!

Bonnie said...

I love the lens cap pocket, I am ALWAYS forgetting where I put mine!

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