Not that it’s all that complicated, but my secret fabric project was…
DLSR Camera Strap Covers!
Christmas gifts and matching/coordinated for my local food friends: Kath + Matt, Michelle + Ben, Kate + Nate, and Amanda + Justin.
Mostly this project was secret because the gift recipients also read my blog and that would be a total spoiler if they read about their gift before receiving it.
As this post is being shared with RSS feeds, I am giving the last two of these DSLR Camera Strap Covers away. And there’s one for some lucky winner out there, too!
I’ll be doing a tutorial at some point, but basically, this project involved lots of:
Fabric selection and shopping
and then more ironing.
Since all my foodie friends roll in couples and within the last year they’ve all gotten Canon Rebels, too, I thought semi-matching camera strap covers would be a fun gift.
There is a matching fabric side that is guy-friendly (ok, it’s sort of girly, but at least it’s not floral!)
The other side is a coordinating pattern – this is the girl-friendly side.
By having two types of sides, I’m hoping each person per couple can take turns carrying the camera comfortably. The girls can wear the strap pretty-side up and the guys can turn the strap to the green side if they don’t want the pink/floral/girly one showing.
I made one for myself, too. Mine was the prototype. I figured I’d the first production since the first version of something usually the worst (the one where you learn mistakes and figure out how to improve).
But the best part for you dear readers…
I made an extra one!
If you would like to win this floral and mod patterned, handmade DSLR Camera Strap cover reinforced with fusible lining and made with beautiful Heather Bailey fabric, you have a few ways to enter:
- Leave me a comment telling me the neatest thing you’ve seen at a party (esp b-day but maybe wedding or otherwise).
- Blog about my contest linking to this post and leave me a separate comment telling me you did.
- Tweet about my contest with the URL to this post and leave me a separate comment telling me you did.
- Subscribe to my blog feed and leave me a separate comment telling me you did.
- Add me to your link list and leave me a separate comment telling me you did.
Each entry must be in a separate comment to count. Winner will be selected a week from today – Wednesday, Jan. 21th, 2010. The winner will randomly be selected.
PS This strap is approximately 2 1/2 ” wide and 25″ long. You could possibly use it for other straps, not just DSLR straps. 😉