Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Slow and Steady

What a disgrace. When my husband inherited my old camera, he also inherited this ratty case. It's been disintegrating like that for a few months now, but I couldn't get motivated to stitch up a new one. This morning, I was looking for a quick, small project and decided to cross this off my list.

The easiest thing in the world was just to cut the old case open, lay it out flat, and trace around it, leaving an allowance for seams. A friend at work had given me this quilted denim, which worked perfectly.

The one feature Gerry requested was a loop holding the case onto the camera strap. The old loop had a snap, which would have been too much fiddling around, so I just sewed a loop right around the camera strap.

I then remembered these little turtle appliques my mom gave me. Ever since he rescued a turtle from the middle of the road, my mom has been teasing Gerry about turtles. I wasn't sure how to apply the applique, so I thought, "Let me check the package." Yeah, that was really helpful! (I did it by hand, needle and thread, which wasn't as difficult as I imagined it might be.)


And that's it! If I'd known it was going to be THIS easy.... Yeah, we've all said that before! Oh well, at least I'm back on the horse and sewing again! Hope he likes it!

4 comments:

Indigo Blue said...

Love the Turtle. Neat binding in the close up too.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT! AND THE FACT IS, I'VE RESCUED 3 TURTLES FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD, NOT JUST ONE!

THANK YOU, DARLING PETUNIA!

Heather said...

Nice case and I like the feature of having the case attached to the camera strap. Very good idea.

Anonymous said...

That is too cute!! You are so talented!

Penny