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1  A better camera bag strap (not a complete bag, just a strap tutorial) in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by cocinero on: July 17, 2010 12:14:52 AM
So I entered the world of DSLR cameras recently. To tote around my precious camera, I bought a camera bag, which is a nice bag (especially the camera suspension "hammock"), but the strap is no good. The shoulder padding is quite big in comparison to the strap, so it seems to be very probable that it will twist around and slide of your shoulder whenever it has an opportunity. And it feels very flimsy.

This is the original strap:

So, lets make a better bag strap.
What you need:
  • sturdy thick fabric
  • padding (I used a fleece blanket, which I am using as a cheap padding)
  • about 1-2 m of a strap in the width you like
  • 2 fitting hooks and sliding plastic thingies

Strap not depicted.

Here is the pattern I used for the padding (I didn't put a scale on it. You might want to scale it to your needs.).

Cut out the banana shaped shoulder pad. I cut out one of the fabric parts. Then I pinned down the fabric face to face on the second fabric and on two layers of fleece.

Then you might to sew the long sides of the banana.

Turn the tube inside-out and sew the borders, closing of the ends of the tube.

Sew the plastic things to the straps. Add the hooks. You can get orientation for this on an existing bag (sorry, I didn't take a pic here...).

Now you can sew your prepared straps onto the shoulder pad banana.

Why is the pad banana-shaped, you ask? Because, when you hang the bag on your shoulder, the shape fits great to your shoulder.

So this is the finished strap on the bag:

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2  The Fly - Lamp in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by cocinero on: July 14, 2007 01:19:36 AM
That is a lamp I made a few years ago...

Hope you like it!


OK, here it is in the dark!

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3  Fork Off Keyring (pics) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by cocinero on: July 14, 2007 01:17:14 AM
Hello there!

I made a keyring with a fork which comes with a message: Fork off!  Grin

It is an easy to do project and only required a keyring, a bendable cheap fork and a few minutes time.
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4  Soda pop can and card brooch (with tutorial and a heap of pics) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by cocinero on: June 17, 2007 08:42:20 AM
Edit: Oh my! This was on the "Wear It This Weekend" recommendations of Craftster! What an honor that is. 

I made brooches out of soda cans and game cards. Each one is 3x3cm.


How to make it:

Notice that cut sheet metal is sharp. As mentioned cut soda cans are major weapons of the Ninja. You should be careful. This DIY project was conducted by professional stunt men in closed roads.

1. Empty a soda pop can. Drinking is a good possibility to do so.

2. With scissors you can cut a rectangle (in my case 4 x 6,5cm).

3. Mark the foldings and cutting lines (that one you have to work out by yourself Wink ).

4. Cut away what is not needed.

5. Fold.

6. Cut out a part of a game card (you cannot use the card game after that operation Cool).

7. Put card piece into frame and put a security pin in it.

8. Fold the whole thing together.

9. Secure edges with clear cello tape.

10. Cut off the rest of cello tape.

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5  Crochet Baby Blanket (w/ pic) in Crochet: Completed Projects by cocinero on: March 20, 2007 02:39:18 AM
So guys, this is my first bigger project with crochets: A granny squares baby blanket...

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6  Crochet scarf in Crochet: Completed Projects by cocinero on: November 21, 2006 12:30:06 PM
Ideal for the winter-time: The crochet scarf....

I used some left wool to crochet rounds and sew them by hand with wool together. Y est!
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7  Measuring tape bracelet (pics) in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by cocinero on: November 08, 2006 10:37:47 AM
OK, this must have been done before by others, but I like to introduce you to The Measuring Tape Bracelet:

 Shocked TATAAAAAA! Shocked

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8  Crochet wallet (watch out! shamelessly oversized pics!) in Crochet: Completed Projects by cocinero on: November 07, 2006 12:41:22 AM
Rupert Jetson made a Dorky Crochet Wallet (with TUT on his blog http://rupertjetson.blogspot.com/). Here is my (slightly different) attempt:

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9  It came from outer space - Space Invader Hat (Small Pic) in Crochet: Completed Projects by cocinero on: March 16, 2006 11:00:47 AM
Well, I made a black beanie with a white space invader on it. I eagerly wait for next winter....  Grin

Basically I made it to learn how to change colors in crochets.

Hope you like it!
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10  Re: Suggestions Needed for Naughty Boob Crafts - Breast Cancer Fund Raiser in Crafty Charitable/Social Causes by cocinero on: March 06, 2006 05:32:50 AM
Did you consider this one?

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