Yesterday I had a lovely day of stitchery :)
I've been meaning for a while to make a padded camera strap cover - much as I love my new camera (and oh, I do!!) it's pretty heavy, and on the few occasions that I have had it round my neck for any length of time, it's started to get quite uncomfortable. I figured that a padded strap would help at least a little. I had a sort of idea of how it might go, but a quick Google of 'camera strap tutorial' and similar search terms didn't unearth quite what I'd envisioned so I decided to have a go at making it up as I went along....
Well, the first attempt didn't quite work out, but I'm pleased with the second :) Do you want to see it?
That shot doesn't really show off the gorgeous fabric from Ikea at its best.... Turns out it's not that easy to photograph the camera strap while it's attached to the camera, who'd have thought?! Maybe these will help:
(I wasn't feeling in a self-portrait kind of mood yesterday, sorry! So you can have a nice close-up of my chest, but you don't get to see my face....)
While the sewing machine was still threaded up with white I did a bit of stitching on a papercraft project which I can't share yet as (a) it's not finished, and (b) it's a surprise for someone!
Then I got out my black thread and bobbin, because I've had my eye on this tutorial of Shimelle's since she posted it, and on Wednesday I found t-shirts on special offer in Asda - result!
It won't surprise you to hear that Shimelle's instructions were clear and easy to follow, and I'm so thrilled with the cardigan I made:
The t-shirts had ribbon hanging loops, 2 of which I used to make a little tie for if I want to do the cardy up. I think it looks pretty good open or closed, myself :) Here's that reluctant model again:
I wonder when that Asda offer expires? I think I definitely need a white one of these, and quite possibly a couple of coloured ones, too....
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