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I have finally finished my Dads Father’s day presents. Thankfully the camera strap and the pouch came out a little better than the camera lens case, phew.
Today I shall show you my camera strap and what changes I made from the original tutorial. She explains it so well and was the clearest I found. You can find Skip to my Lou’s tutorial here.
My dad’s camera strap is crazy long and I only had a fat quarter of the material I wanted to use so I divided it up into 5.5 inch sections and cut 4 strips out, I did the same for the fusible fleece although I cut 5 inch strips . Then I ironed on the fleece, leaving 1/4 inch either side for where I would be sewing the sides together.
I then put 2 of the strips right sides together (if you have a pattern you might want to make sure when you open it up they go in the same direction – I totally didn’t make this mistake, and certainly not twice…). I used a 1/4 inch seam allowance and attached all 4 pieces this way.
That’s all I did that was different! It was so easy and the longest part for me was ironing on those darn pieces of fusible fleece! lol. I did add some decorative stitching to the ends though!
Not the most manly of stitch, but I’ve been itching to try out my funky stitches, I used cream thread so they weren’t too noticeable and ruin his manly image 😉
So that’s it easy peasy, didn’t take me long at all, I got most of it done while the twins were napping.
As I said, his strap is crazy long, so I tied it up so it would (almost) fit in the picture!
Look out for my next post which has the 3rd part of my dads present, a little pouch.