I recently participated in my very first blogger challenge – with Crafting in the Rain. The January “secret supply” was sweaters. I had a black cardigan from the Loft that was incredibly soft, but had shrunk considerably. I thought this would make a great camera strap. I had some leftover gold leather and decided to make a black sweater/gold leather camera strap.
Here’s a quick play-by-play:
I cut the sleeves off of the sweater and cut the sleeves in half.
The pieces of sweater sleeve got sewn together and then sewn into a “tube.”
I ran a thick strip of ribbon through the sweater tube.
Traced the ends of the camera strap…
… and cut out new ends from gold leather.
Sewed the gold leather onto the end of the new camera strap.
Punched holes into the gold leather and added a black eyelet (from my scrap booking supplies).
Ran a gold chain through the eyelet.