fat quarter friday {guest post from Nature’s Heirloom}

I’m so excited to have Nikki from Nature’s Heirloom here with us today. She will be showing us how to make a cute little embellished camera strap with fabric rosettes or a scrappy ruffle.

I first discovered and fell in love with Nikki’s blog after seeing this wreath that that she made.

I mean this wreath just screams my name and is completely AMAZING! Umm, hello beautiful oranges! And her talents don’t stop there, she also makes the cutest toys and accessories for her kiddo’s.

I still have to do a double take at these cute little ones…I mean where’s the recipe?

Lucky little kiddo’s, aren’t they? So I was so excited when she agreed to join us for fat quarter friday and share her talents with all of us, Thanks Nikki and take it away…fat quarter friday is all yours!

Hello Hooligan-readers!!
My name is Nikki, and I have a little blog called Nature’s Heirloom where I share little crafty bits from my life.
I’m so excited that Christina asked me to come share a tutorial with you all for Fat Quarter Friday!! I LOOVE fat quarters. I have a whole hoard of them. I can never resist cute little mini bundles of fabric. Plus I love the quick little projects that can go along with them.

The tutorial I want to share with you is a camera strap cover. I DESPISE camera straps. They are so uncomfortable, the way they cut right into your neck. So, “photography life” has been much more pleasant since I put together a camera strap cover for myself. So here’s how I did it.
All you need is: -a piece of fat quarter fabric
-scraps (optional)
-thin batting
-heat-n-bond
-iron
-basics (sewing machine, thread, scissors, pins)

So start out by measuring your camera strap. I have a Canon Rebel XTI, so I have one of the 2 inch wide straps, which I’m pretty sure is standard for any DLSR cameras. So I cut my fabric
5″ x 21″. But if you have a different size, just double the width of your strap and then add on another 1/2″-3/4″.

Fold it in half, length-wise right side out, press, and sew along the fold, 1/8″ from the edge.

Unfold, and add any embellishments you may want. I chose to do some scrap flowers.

Flip over to the wrong side and iron on some heat-n-bond strips down the center of each side.

Cut 2 strips of batting, about 1 1/2″ x 20″ each and “bond” them to the bond strips.

Fold over each small end about 1/2″ and sew 2 seems to keep them put (as shown above).

Fold it right side out and “sandwich” the raw edges (just over an 1/8″), press and pin. Then sew along the edge 1/8″.

Fit it onto your strap, and “Wah-lah!” You’re done!

Try out the luxury and comfort. Oh yeah.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!!

Thank you Christina for having me!!!

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Comments

  1. Such a great tutorial, thanks for sharing!

    Now all I need is the camera to go with the strap! LOL

  2. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says:

    Perfect timing! Was walking around yesterday with my ugly Canon strap over my shoulder thinking, why haven't I covered this yet?!

    Love the fabric you chose!

  3. Thanks for having me! And thank you for all the nice things you said about me!! <3

  4. goseemakeanddo says:

    This was great! I made one for myself this week! Love it!

  5. The Mad Elvish Poet says:

    wow! Oh Wow! I have to try this! you're so crafty, girl! :)

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