Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Inquiring minds wanted to know....

Just how I stretched my sleeves out.

Sleeve stretchers in arms
If you look closely, you'll see my Popeye arms.

Dontch like...
What's inside are these! Custom made sleeve stretchers! You can do eet, make yer own! Ya know it wasn't until I took this picture that I realized the right one is bigger...

Ok...so..
Could be why the left sleeve is a little rumpled on the top, but verry much better fit. (ignore the bump on the lower screen ;)

The right sleeve is just as good, just no wrinklege...
Yeah...
I know these pics stink, but I promise to get a good picture out and about this weekend.... SAFF here we come!

So..I've been wanting to get rid of this ugly camera strap.
ye olde camera strap
Now you see it....ugly and all (IMHO)

Now you don't!!
Camera strap

Camera strap and key chain
Amy Butler Lotus Collection
Morning Glory Linen
Full length
I've been seeing a few of these around blogland and for sale but figured it out myself. I just ripped off the old black leather and used the webbing and plastic fixings for the new one. I cut about 4 1/2" wide fabric and since this is 100% cotton, I used decor bond (interfacing), folded in half and seamed it. Turned inside out, press then topstitch as you like. The black end thingy's are just vinyl I got at the fabric store. I didn't want to reuse the other ones and couldn't find leather, which is fine. This way if I make more, I can use different colors. The best part is you can make it as long as you want. Mine fabric portion is 32" I didn't want the camera to be sitting right square in the middle of my chest...I mean geesh, don't need any extra attention there.

Ok, off to get some laundry and packing done! I leave at 8 am...woot!! Back on Sunday with lots of picture, weather permitting..which sounds cold and rainy, but so what! It' ain't hot and humid and that's fine with me!

13 comments:

weezalana said...

Ooo ooo ooo! I LOVE that camera strap! Thanks for the instructions! Those will come in handy once I get the sewing-in-a-straight-line thing down.

Have fun at SAFF!

KnitPastis said...

That's so cool! I wonder if it would work for my little camera. You can tell your quilting skills came in handy here:) I might have to get you to make me up one! This is too cute.
Great idea for the sleeves!
Have fun!

cpurl17 said...

Clever use of wire hangers!

I love your camera strap--you are very creative!

Carol said...

Way to go wiht the "sleeve blockers" why pay for something whenyou can Mcgyver it? Can't wait for hte "real" pics of Tilted Duster. I'm waffling on making this one for myself.

Sandra said...

really like the shape of the sweater!
And camera strap is amazing!

Bezzie said...

I'll cut you some slack since self-armpit pictures are hard to capture!!! They look good.

And nice cheapass way to recycle your camera strap!

bockstark.knits said...

OMG! I love your camera strap!!! I'll hafta do that!

tiennie said...

Great way to stretch out the sleeves! :)

Karen said...

Cool sleeve stretcher. Just like those home-made hanger sock blockers. Great idea. Love your new camera strap too. You are so cool. Hope you are having an awesome time at SAFF!!

Julie said...

Love the sleeve stretcher; I know just the sweater that could use a pair of those. I'm making some this weekend!

Have a great weekend; I can't wait for a full report!

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Love the sleeve stretchers!!! The sweater looks fabulous!! Hope to see lots and lots of fun pictures from SAFF!!! Have a great time!

Elke said...

I just wanted to say that I loved the length of your TD. I'd never considered it before because I figured it'd make me look ridiculously short, but yours looks awesome on you! I'm glad I got to see it (and you) in person! ^_^

aquaknits said...

What an ingenious way to fix the sleeves! I'll have to remember that, I wonder why some sleeves just turn out so constricting?

I love your camera strap, so cool!