Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The making of things

I don't want to sound like a broken record here, but in case you haven't heard this before, I don't know much about sewing. However, I do know that I love handmade things, and I really like having things that I have made myself. I enjoy the learning experience, and the satisfaction of the final product. I have never really used a pattern, so generally when I'm sewing it takes two tries to come up with something that works.

All this to say, I decided that I wanted to make a camera strap cover. We are going on a trip soon, and since I will have my camera on me everywhere we go, I didn't want to advertise I HAVE A CANON to everyone within eyesight. So I took some fabric I had on hand, and went to work. It was just some leftover fabric so I wasn't totally concerned with exact measurements. I've finally learned that I shouldn't use my "good" fabric on the first attempt without any sort of tutorial or pattern. I'm pleased to say it actually turned out pretty well and I learned a few things for the next one.

Here is my camera strap before:

And camera strap after!

To see the photo tutorial and general instructions, click here.

P.S. If you are more into the having of things rather than the making of things, there is someone by the name of SheyB who makes and sells camera strap covers online. Super cute stuff!

1 comment:

  1. Great idea! I may have to try this out for my own cannon strap - and I think I may have some cherry fabric laying around which would be so cute.