Saturday, June 09, 2012

Quilted Camera Strap

Today, I'm sharing a project I finished up a few months ago - a quilted camera strap. - Quilted Camera Strap

A few years ago (I can't believe it's been that long already - yikes), I bought the most lovely little charm pack of fabric swatches from Stitch Steals.

Basic Grey Origins fabric swatch book by Moda

The fabric was from the Basic Grey Origins line by Moda - yes, Basic Grey makes fabric too and it's beautiful. I bought the little pack of fabric swatches, not quite sure what I was going to do with it.

Fast-forward a few years, and these lovely custom camera straps were sweeping Pinterest - and I wanted one too. I found this pattern on Etsy from BirdfulStitches. And I finally knew how my charm pack would be put to use.

The only difference I made in the pattern was to quilt the fabric swatches together before creating the long piece for the strap. To make the stitching easier, lay out all of your squares right-side together before you start sewing... - Quilted Camera Strap

Then, put them through your machine one after the other leaving just a one- or two-stitch gap in between each square that you can snip later. That way, you aren't starting and stopping over and over and over again. Makes it much easier. - Quilted Camera Strap

The camera strap pattern is very easy to follow. I had an old makeup pouch that I cut up to use for the leather-ish end pieces. I love the light brown against the yellow and green. - Quilted Camera Strap - Quilted Camera Strap - Quilted Camera Strap

So, that's my custom camera strap - I love it. It makes using my camera much more fun - and comfortable.

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  1. This is such a good idea. My strap that came with the camera is way too short. I am totally going to do this! I love your charm pack, I hope I can find something as great in my own stash!

  2. Thanks Kim - be sure to share yours when you make it!


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