Camera Strap Update
It’s New Release Week here on the May Arts Ribbon Blog! And that means all week long we are inspiring you to create with our awesome new ribbons. That also means you have two chances to win some of your own! Our first giveaway is our Spring Release Giveaway, showing you all our upcoming releases. And for another chance to win, you just have to comment on any post this week!
Now, without further delay, here is another healthy dose of ribbony inspiration with Royal Ribbonista Jen Shears:
It is so fun when we get to see peeks of the new ribbons- but when we actually get them in our hot little hands… GASP!! I’ve used the new Vintage Printed Burlap & Burlap with a Lace Edge to give my camera strap an update!
I had made a fabric cover for my strap years ago- here you can see why I needed to update!
I started by measuring the 2 ribbons about 1” longer than I wanted them to be on my strap, pinning a hem on each end & pinning the Burlap lace edge in place on top of the Vintage Printed Burlap.
I machine stitched the Lace edge in place with a matching thread, and then sewed the hem with a bright pink. A little extra stitching was used for reinforcement.
I wanted the unfinished edge to show, and I didn’t want to sew the lace part down, so I pinned the lace up on both sides to give myself room to machine stitch next to it.
I came up with a little trick to thread the strap through! I used purple burlap string (the first spool I grabbed!) to secure it to a dowel & easily threaded it! So much easier than when I did it last time pushing it through with a wooden spoon!!
I’m absolutely thrilled with the result!
It was so fun to update my strap with such beautiful new ribbons!!! I hope you’ve been inspired! 🙂
By Jen Shears
Other Supplies Used
- Sewing Machine