This year, I my "giftee" (aka the person that I send a gift to) was a lady in Berkshire, England. She had given me a few ideas for her gift from her Pinterest boards. It turns out that she was really interested in airplanes and loved photogaphy. There were a few key "pins" that caught my eye. Like this this and this.
She seemed to really like camera straps so I thought I would incorporate a few of the things I had seen on her Pinterest boards into a cute little camera strap.
As I currently do not have a sewing machine, I had to sew the entire thing by hand and it took DAYS to do it!! Well, actually it took an hour a night for about 3 nights as I had about 3 or 4 other projects going on at the same time. (End of the school year projects for Mr. Tooter and his teacher gifts....posts to follow)
I wanted to make sure that the strap would hold up in high usage situations....which I hope it does.....
The base of the strap is a webbing strap belt (like the strap for a backpack). I sewed 2 loops of high quality ribbon to the ends using embroidery floss for extra hold. I had no idea what kind of camera she has, therefore I had no idea what kind of fixture / fitting the ends would need. I figured that this would be as "universal" as it comes. I used the cute little embroidered stitch paper airplane for the back of the strap that would sit at her neck.
I really hope that she likes it. I posted it to her today (the entries have to be postmarked by today).
I highly recommend signing up for the next craft exchange, its November 1st. These are terrific!!
|First time! June 2011 entry|
|Paired up with a lovely lady from Belgium - who loved owls. This was one of my gifts to her (November 2011)|
|As well as these little guys (November 2011)|
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