When I made my camera strap a few weeks ago, I included a pocket at one end to hold the lens cover when I am snapping pictures.
Of course, my adventures since then have found me in some odd positions. Like on my belly to capture some toes…
Or on my back to capture my little swinger.
[Getting low down allowed me to “crop” out the background trees and just capture my little girl whizzing through the atmosphere.]
Of course, this is all very well, except the lens cover kept on slipping out of its little pocket, and I was afraid that I would eventually lose it.
So I employed my chief button selector to help me choose a button for a solution.
All I needed was a button and a bit of thin elastic. [This button is 1″ diameter and the elastic is about 2.5″ length.]
Fold the elastic in half to form a loop.
Pin the two ends to the inside edge of the pocket.
Make sure your elastic loop is centered before you sew.
Sew straight across the two ends, back and forth a couple of times.
Then sew on a button where the end of the elastic loop is–this will make it neither too tight to slip the elastic over, nor too loose and gaping.
Now the lens cover can slip right in and stay put when you loop the elastic over the button, no matter what contortions you pull to capture a shot!
I love the extra fun punch of color, too.
It’s the joi de wheeeee!
And meanwhile, if you want any button selecting advice or sorting assistance, Sis is accepting clients.
If you want to make your own fun, whimsical, patchwork & ric-rac camera strap, the tutorial’s over here. Wheeeeee!