I am a documenter.
I save movie tickets. I have saved nearly every greeting card I have received in my lifetime. I scrapbook. Everything. From important things like weddings and births, to random life, like going to see Harry Potter with an eyeliner lightening bolts drawn on my face with a friend. (Don’t act surprised.)
I’m the “the picture-taker”. As soon as I had enough babysitting money I would ker-plunk down my $7.99 for one of those wind-up 35mm film camera and click away with my friends. I love the anticipation of how my photos would turn out when I picked them up from the store. The day I got a digital camera and I was no longer limited by those precious 24 shots… life was good.
Yep. I’m that friend. The one who makes you pose in front of funny road signs or with the parking lot attendant. My husband has learned to grin and bear it. Literally.
That being said, when I saw lots of people with tricked out camera straps, I knew I needed to make one!
When I am using my SLR camera for an extended period of time, I like to keep the strap around my neck as a safety precaution. Many of these swanky camera strap covers have extra padding in them for extra comfort. Sign. Me. Up.
This is NOT a tutorial. My goal is to become a better sewer this year, and I’m learning! I melded some basic principles from this tutorial at Tidy Mom and this one at Midwestern Sewing Girl for my finished product.
I didn’t have any interfacing on hand and I was too lazy to go to the store, so I used felt. And I like it. I think it adds even more cushion than interfacing would have.
This was my first ruffle! I don’t care to say how long it took me to attach it to the strap, but I did it. And that’s all that matters. : )
I used a gray seeksucker fabric for the front and remnants of my dining room curtains for the backside.
Since seersucker is an inherently thinner fabric I doubled it over, so there are two layers.
This is why I can’t write tutorials yet. I’m usually a do-it-as-I-go kinda gal.
It can make for really messy instructions. : )
Now I can keep on snappin’ to my heart’s delight!
Check out more a step-by-step process at Tidy Mom or Midwestern Sewing Girl (for the ruffle).
On another note:
I recently saw this video and wanted to share. I wish I had seen this when I was 16. Love your skin! Say no to tanning beds and hello to sunscreen!