Monday, April 4, 2011

{DIY}: fabric covered notebooks and camera strap cover

 I've been working on some cute fabric covered notebooks and a camera strap cover for the lovely and caring girls that are planning and throwing me my baby shower this coming weekend. 
 By posting these pics I am of course risking a spoiled surprise but I am sooo bad at keeping gifts a secret anyway ;) 
 I didn't really follow any tutorials for these so it was pretty much trial and error. The first one turned out a little big so I just put an additional top stitch. The second one was close to perfect in size but I couldn't put a top stitch and would have liked to... Maybe I'll just have to make a third one and it'll be just right, lol.

 The camera strap cover was pretty easy to make. I would love to put some of this in my Etsy shop but it still takes me a long time to make these and I don't want to have to charge crazy prices either. What do you guys think? Would you like to see these in the shop??? 
Hope your day isn't as rainy as mine :( 

16 comments:

  1. I think I've seen those straps before and I LOVE THEMMM!!

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  2. I'm loving the ruffles! On both the strap and the book...

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  3. these are all so pretty. i really like the fabric and color combinations you chose. i'm sure the recipients will be over the moon for them.
    as for selling the straps in the shop, maybe take a look and see who else is selling similar straps, how much they charge, and if you think it's worth it.

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  4. You did a really great job! Thank you sharing it with Masterpiece Monday. Have a great week, Mary :O)

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  5. Hi, I have given you a 'Versatile Blogger Award'. This was given to me and I am passing it on to you. Check my latest blog post for information on what this is. http://thesteadyhand1.blogspot.com/ Hope you can join in the fun! Thank you ~ The Steady Hand

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  6. My goodness you are good! I am totally jealous. These are so cute. My mom is giving me her old sewing machine and attempting to teach me over the summer but I think I am going to need some lessons from the owner of Babes and Sages...Don't worry! I do not plan on selling ANYTHING! That's your thing- & you're doing so great! I am just hoping to make fun things for Madison. I made some cute headbands for Madison & Avery for the beach! but my sewing is so sloppy! Anyways- I adore this post. I love the ruffles! Is it hard to sew ruffles??

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  7. Those turned out great. I LOVE the camera straps, and really want to make a checkbook cover like the notebook cover you made. I have the same question as millie, how do you sew ruffles with a sewing machine?

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  8. I LOVE ruffle camera straps! It turned out so cute!

    ~Jessa
    www.jessajill.blogspot.com

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  9. Stopping by from Paisley Passion's Blog Hop.

    LOVE the fabric covered notebooks! I've made paper covered ones before that are fun, but now I'm going to have to try that fabric...and maybe a ruffle too.

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  10. I really like the notebooks. They look fabulous! I like how your are honest that it was trial-n-error!! I love pretty notebooks. I am going to have to try this out and maybe give them away as gifts to friends. Thanks for linking up to my Strictly Homemade Tuesday party. I hope to see you back next Tuesday! I am now a follower of you too!!

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  11. These are beautiful, I love them! I think they would probably do great in the shop, but I understand, it probably takes a lot of time. Thanks so much for linking up!

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  12. They are gorgeous, the ruffles are just beautiful!

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  13. wow !!! Those are super coool ! i love them !!!!
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  14. Oh those notebooks look great! I love the ruffles-and the camera strap is FABULOUS! You should make some to sell, and just price them to reflect how long they take to make!

    I found you on the creative blog hop. I’m following you now and hope you’ll stop by my blog sometime too! Have a lovely week.
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  15. Your books look so stylish now. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :) Please join us again this Sunday starting 5 pm, PST.

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