In the month of May, I entered a contest at FynesDesigns web site and I won a $50.00 gift card from the Leather Hide Store…yeah!!! As soon as I won, I purchased my leather…I was so happy, and as soon as I received my leather, I had no problem of what to make. On FynesDesigns’ site she has a leather camera strap pattern with instructions.
My strap isn’t exactly like the one that she made I based mine from my Nikon strap and FynesDesigns’ instructions. I had so much fun creating it (my first time sewing with leather).
I purchased a leather needle because the needle I was using wasn’t suited for this project, also I changed my straight stitch foot on my machine to a roller foot. The leather needle made my life so much easier.
Thanks Jordan for modeling my project!
I purchased western distress leather…so light weight and soft…love it!
I used the measurements from my Nikon strap.
I cut 2 long pieces of leather and I cut 4 small pieces of leather to connect the 2 cut pieces of webbing strips and leather strips together.
Make sure you use a leather needle and roller foot or walking foot. Sew the wrong sides together. Sew one side, glue in-between, sew other side (make sure glue isn’t near where you will be sewing.
I made a pattern for my pocket free hand. I used the camera cap for measurements and I cut one piece and folded to the size of the cap.
Thanks Dorian for modeling my project!
I used a Versa Tool to brand my name on the leather