Friday, September 12, 2014

Camera Strap

I've had a DSLR for six years - and I bought it used, so it was approximately 10 years old.  This camera has served me well on vacations, family gatherings, holidays.  I have been wanting to upgrade for a couple of years, but didn't want to spend the money when I had a perfectly good working DSLR.

And then the camera froze up while in the delivery room after the birth of my granddaughter.

This is what she had to say about that:
Grandma, get it together!

Informing my very patient better half via text that a camera had been ordered - 
Preparing for the camera by reading the manual (I'm all the way to page 60! of something like 400 - 
and of course preparing to make a camera strap, because everything needs pretty clothes

 Scraps from my Fields quilt 
Because I am a scrap hoarder, I keep all the scraps left over from finished quilts, just in case I need them for something like a camera strap.

Ironically taken with my iPhone

I measured the length and width of the webbing portion of the strap that came with the camera and sewed together scraps

Added fusible fleece to the back of each strip

The fit was tight, I should have allowed a little extra for slipping the strap through, but now I'm glad it fits tight so the handmade strap cover doesn't move around.

(once again taken with my iPhone)
And then I very bravely trashed the rest of the scraps from Fields 

Next up, handmade Camera Bag!

Keep Calm and Quilt On!


Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Oh my gosh! I love a good "baby facepalm" photo. Such a cutie!! Congrats on the new camera, it's a beauty. And your strap turned out great.

carolaj3 said...

I like your colors for the camera strap. I assume that your camera is heavy. How will you make a quilted bag that can carry the weight? Looking forward to seeing more photos of that cute little girl.