December 7, 2008

Small Sewing

Thanksgiving Weekend I managed to get a few minutes down in the studio that weren't spent making quilt blocks. I have seen several people make new straps for their cameras. I knew that JB would love to have an Eagles strap for his camera. So, armed with the current strap made of webbing I headed down. I took a clear ruler and fussy cut the fabric. Realizing that it was directional and putting a seam in the center so the words were right way up around his neck. The problem here is that the words are wider than the original strap. So, I tapered it down to fit into the leather pieces that came with the original. I was also able to really pad this out to help take some of the strain off his neck when he's carrying his camera. I added 2 layers of batting the length of the fabric piece and 2 more layers just at the back. Since he has a 35mm film camera as well as his digital, I may try making another but this time centering the Eagle rather than the word.


  1. What a great gift idea! You did a wonderful job.

  2. very nice! worth the effort to get the lettering in the right place.

  3. That is so cool! He will love it!

  4. That's really nice! And I'm glad to know I'm not the only lunatic in the world who still has a film camera

  5. Impressed!

    How is dear Abigail doing????

  6. I'm amazed, but that's always the case when sewing is involved.

    How's Abby? (And yes, I realize it's pre-dawn there as I type... I warned you I'd be impatient!)


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