CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINERS

December 11, 2014
CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

In the season of giving and festive cheer, what could be lovelier than making personalised Christmas gifts for your friends and fam? Nothing, that’s what – so we asked DIY blogger Morgane Giner (Plan B) to show us some easy-to-do crafty DIY to make your presents extra special.

I’ve been shooting with this Lomography Diana camera for ages, and it inspired me to craft a custom camera strap to make it extra special. It’s the perfect DIY gift for your friends who live their life looking down a lens. – Morgane

CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

What you’ll need:

- A piece of patterned fabric.
- A fancy ribbon.
- A little piece of white pleather.
- 2 little hooks and rings.
- A tape measure.
- A pair of scissors.
- A pen.
- A piece of cardboard.
- Some thread and a sewing machine (you can hand sew too).

CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

1 – Create a cardboard template following the dimensions in the picture above.

CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

2 – On the wrong side of the pleather, trace the four shapes using the cardboard template.

CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

3 – Cut the four shapes out of the pleather.

CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

4 – Take the patterned fabric and cut a 76cm x 11cm strip out of it. You can also try a 60cm length if you like to wear your camera high.

CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

5 – Fold the strip inside out so you’re looking at the wrong side of the fabric. Stitch along the long edge.

CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

6 – Turn the strap inside out again, so the fabric is now on the correct side.

CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

7 – Stitch again along the edges.

CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

8 – Pass the ribbon through the hook.

CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

9 – Cut the ribbon and pin it to one of the pleather shapes.

CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

10 – On top of it the pleather, pin one end of the fabric strap.

CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

11 – Place a second pleather shape on top, so the fabric strap is now sandwiched in between.

CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

12 – Stitch along the edge, and follow the same steps for the other end of the strap.

CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

13 – Remove the Diana camera strap and put the two little hoops to hook up your brand new strap.

CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER
Lomography Camera

14 – This camera is quite light so the hoops will not break. If you want to make this strap for a heavier camera, use thicker hooks and hoops.

CHRISTMAS DIY WITH MORGANE GINER

Snap! Your turn.

Further reading:

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