(Image via Michael Miller)I have had five yards of this fabric for months and have hummed and hawed about what to make with it; however, every time I was about to embark on a project I became too nervous. On Saturday evening the nerves subsided and I cut. Anyway, you won't see the larger project today, but with some of the leftovers, I made a camera strap.
gathered camera strap tutorial. I really like the weight of this camera strap cover and the tutorial is super easy to follow.
One of my sewing weaknesses is selecting coordinating trims, embellishments, and fabrics (forever in awe of quilting folks). In hindsight, brown thread was probably a poor choice on orange grosgrain because sewing over the ruffles and another three layers is a little bumpy. Close examination reveals slightly wonky stitching.
If you decide to make any camera strap cover, I highly recommend using fusible fleece. I once made a strap cover without the fleece and I was not pleased with the results. The cover wrinkled and slipped. Fusible fleece gives the cover some stability and helps the whole thing stay put. I have not had any luck finding fusible fleece in the Toronto area, so I am grateful to my pal for picking it up on a state-side Joanne's run.
Here's another tip gleaned from that always so useful Sew 4 Home: This is my new sewing friend (next to my sitch-ripper and iron). It's called KJ's Hemostat. It is great for turning tiny tubes like camera straps. My pal's dad, a physician, had a couple lying around. It takes some practice, but it is handy for turning tiny straps and even threading your camera strap through the cover.