So I have been having lots of fun with my new "toy." And one of the things that I have found is that the camera straps that come with the camera are not very comfortable. So after finding a tutorial on Pinterest about making your own camera straps, I decided that I could do this. So I am going to make a camera strap to replace the one that came with the camera. I don't like have the strap on all of the time, but it is nice when I don't have somewhere safe to put it down.
So I am using a bunch of blue scraps left over from my sister's quilt and I am going to make 2' pineapple blocks and sew them together for the outside of the strap. I am going to back it with some white flannel. I decided to use a layer of flannel as batting instead of adding bulk with the regular batting.
|This is the last piece of the second round|
As I finished blocks, I sewed them together. This way I didn't have to worry as much about my youngest son trying to carry them off on me. He does love to get the "skinny" on all of my projects. I made a total of 15 blocks for this project. After I got all of the blocks assembled, I then took 2 layers of white flannel, and pinned them to the back side of the blocks. After I cut them down to the right size, I stitched an X shape with my machine over the center of each block. This way I get the quilted appearance. After I trimmed the flannel and the blocks down to the right width, I used double fold 1/4 inch bias tape to finish the edges off all nice and neat. After I finished the strap itself, I sewed a large key ring to each end of the strap and added a swivel spring clip to that so I can clip the strap to my camera. I have been using it now for a couple of weeks and I must say that I absolutely love it.