Monday, June 24, 2013

Make a camera strap & Laura Ashley giveaway

Happy Monday! I'm happy to kick this week off a brand spankin new collaboration for Laura Ashley's blog. I LOVE Laura Ashley and grew up on their florals (didn't we all?), so this is a perfect marriage. Over the next six months I'll be creating some DIYs and floral-related posts on their blog to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the iconic brand. Wahoo! First up: a camera strap made from one of their super soft floral scarves. I've had my ugly black camera strap for a year now and it was time for an upgrade.

Supplies: scarf, 2 split rings, 2 chain closures, scissors, sewing machine OR needle/thread, scrap of leather, pen

Step 1Draw your shape on the leather with a pen making sure the smallest point at the fold fits through the split ring. You'll be folding it over, so mirror one side to the other and trace it. 
Step 2: Cut the leather on the folded line.
Step 3: Repeat to create two of these leather pieces.
Step 4: Connect the chain closure to the split ring.
Step 5: Slide the ring to the middle section of the leather.
Step 6: Fold the end of the scarf in an accordion fold, small enough so that it fits into the leather.
Step 7: Stick the leather to the scarf in place.
Step 8: With your sewing machine, stitch around the edge of the leather (as indicated in the picture)
Make sure you have a special needle that works for leather. Otherwise, hand stitch it.
 DONZO.
To kick off the series, Laura Ashley is giving away this same scarf to one reader. The iconic floral scarf is 100% modal (modal=so soft) and is lightweight, so it's a perfect summer scarf.

TO ENTER:
1. Check out the Laura Ashley site and "follow" The House that Lars Built on Instagram (@HouseLarsBuilt)
2. Leave a comment here on the blog telling me that you've entered.
3. Bonus votes if you share this giveaway.

The giveaway will end one week from today, Monday, July 1st.

Good luck!

project and photography by Brittany Watson Jepsen

92 comments:

Ong Hui Xin said...

Hi Brittany!
I've followed you for ages and I'm entering this giveaway for sure. Love Laura Ashley, especially their home range. Thanks for helping me discover their blog. Thank to you, I think I won't be sleeping till wayyyy past midnight.

Hui Xin
xx

Jane Skoch said...

So cute! I like their page!

Jane Skoch said...

I tweeted!

petal and plume said...

what a genius and wonderful idea!
xx
http://petalandplume.blogspot.ca/

Laura said...

Following on Instagram! @lbeauroom

Laura said...

Shared on Twitter! https://twitter.com/LBeauRoom/status/349194884059631617

Kristen said...

How lovely! I may have to try this one out. I already follow along on Instagram/Facebook :)

Rachel | 52 Weeks Project said...

Entered! Such a lovely DIY, thanks for sharing!

Natasha L'nei said...

Following! @natashalnei

Jenni (Museum Diary) said...

Hey Brittany, I LOVE Laura Ashley! Already been following your lovely photo stream on Instagram (as @photojennic). Thanks for the camera strap tutorial. Jenni x

daynac said...

entering the give away! Would love to rock your strap on my new 5dMark3!! @daynacote is following you!! :)

notaclareintheworld said...

I've entered! I love that floral pattern.

Eryn said...

Following!

ashley said...

following!

Annetta Bosakova said...

I love following you on Instagram and her website is just what I needed! Tweeting this giveaway so other's have an opportunity to enter as well!

Claire Marie said...

I followed them on Instagram and shared on Twitter! Thanks for this awesome project and opportunity!

Shiloh said...

Followed on Instagram!

Utah Girl Am I said...

Entered also. :)

Hillary Bellus said...

I am following you on IG and would love to win. Such an adorable accessory! Thanks for sharing!

Mehgan Plue said...

I LOVE this!!! I am going to try and make my own, but I would love to win one :)

Danielle said...

I've entered! I just recently found your site and I absolutely love it! Followed & shared on Twitter, followed on Instagram, and liked on Facebook <3

Danielle said...

I entered! Followed and shared on Twitter, followed on Instagram (@danielledoepke), and liked on Facebook! Absolutely love your site!

Michelle Brigham said...

This is such an awesome idea! Love following you on instagram too :) Thanks for the giveaway.

Michelle Brigham said...

I've shared the giveaway on pinterest!
http://pinterest.com/pin/420312577693849180/

Stacy said...

Hi! I've only just found your blog via Pinterest and just spent a good chunk of time browsing rather than working!! I can definitely see what I am going to making this weekend with one of my scarves!! Great idea!

Ada Thomas said...

Entered! Such a great collaboration and a pretty scarf!

mniedbalski said...

i followed on insta! @m_niedbalski <3

Lucie said...

I've entered! Love the floral print <3

sew nancy said...

So pretty!
Just started following you on Instagram
Posted my fruit honeycomb balls
Love them

Melanie Fee said...

Goodness gracious, this is AMAZE-balls... genius idea! Following on instagram via happyjax!

Melanie Fee said...

Shared on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/pin/20688479511147148/

AmandaKatherine said...

I've entered. Love

Jill said...

I love love love your instagram! I have entered!
@jillwastaken

Lauren said...

followed Laura's site and your IG account!

Lauren said...

Shared the giveaway on Pinterest!

Rian said...

Followed on instagram! @rianlauren and sharing on Pinterest! I love this idea. My T3i could use a new strap..

Katie said...

Followed ya. I found this on pinterest and am definitely gonna try it out. This is by far the coolest camera strap I've seen.

Zoe said...

I've just found you via Pinterest and Love this blog. I have followed you on Instagram too. What's not to love about this? If I win ill be making a camera strap too. LOVE. X

Kristina Erlandsson said...

Classic and clever idea! Shared on Pinterest too :) /Tanttina

NYFronks said...

Love this DIY! Liked and shared. Done and done....(plus July 1st is my birthday! :)

chani deutsch said...

Just found your blog from seeing this post on Pinterest- LOVE. I am so doing this with or without the Laura Ashley scarf..... but hopefully with!!
Following you on instagram :)

Jenna Boettger Boring said...

I entered! :) Pick me!

deesie said...

I have entered

Kelly Allen said...

I entered!

sewbon.com said...

I'm following you on instagram and I'm so pleased you reintroduced me to Laura Ashley!! Fingers crossed - that scarf is fantastic!!

Devin said...

This is awesome, but holy crap are there already too many girls that think 1k dollar cameras are fashion accessories or for strictly selfies.

I'm gonna do this, though.

Crissy Candypow said...

Entered!! :D So cute

Ashley Bagley Nielson said...

checked it out and following you on instagram! such a great idea and i totally need a cute camera strap for my new camera!

ashleyanielson @ gmail

lilyknits said...

entered! love their prints

Karen K. said...

following on instagram!

Kurstin Beaver said...

Entered! Just came across your blog! Love it! I just bought a Canon Rebel so I need a prettier camera strap ;)


xoxo
Kurstin Jade

AnnaKate said...

Well this is perfect for my new Canon Rebel t3i. =)

my favourite item-- http://www.lauraashleyusa.com/floral-print-large-silk-square-scarf?ReturnUrl=LwBzAGMAYQByAHYAZQBzAA%3d%3d

So lovely!

Sarah Huddle said...

Following on Instagram!

Angie said...
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Angie said...

So pretty! Following on Instagram. And shared. =)

Jennifer Luna said...

I've been searching all over for a soft, girly camera strap. Love this!! Thanks for sharing. Definitely a new follower on Instagram (@officeluxe)!

Trends With Benefits said...

Gorgeous DIY, such a great idea! Just started following you on Instagram. Have a peek at our crafty blog www.trendswb.blogspot.com
lots of love xxxx

juni // hej juni said...

following on instagram :) @hejjuni

Anonymous said...

ENTERED soooo excited! �� Following on Instagram: @zoe_var99 (please let me win so my scarf can match with my curtains). Love you and Laura Ashley!! Xxx Zoe

Anonymous said...

Also I forgot to tell you I love your blog. I'm so luck to find you!

Susan Alexander said...

So glad I found your blog! LOVE the LA scarf--sure would look pretty on the camera I received for Morher's Day, fingers crossed!! I'm now following you in Instagram as Amaset and shared the camera strap on Pinterest :)

Lauren Chun said...

Oh my goodness! I found this through a round-up on Paper & Stitch, but did not realize how beautiful the strap is. What a great idea to use a scarf!!! Thank you so much for the tutorial.

~Lauren (www.clickclackclunk.com

Maegan said...

Now following on Instagram!

Anne said...

Great idea! I'll surely try this out!

http://annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com/

Anne said...

Great idea! I'll surely try this out!

http://annescribblesanddoodles.blogspot.com/

Megan said...

Definitely one of my next projects! Following on Instagram.

nadalatta.wordpress.com

Anya Jensen said...

Dear Brittany - I adore Laura Ashley - such amazing stuff:-) So please count me in, I'd adore winning this. Fingers xxx
Axx

Anya Jensen said...

Following on instagram already anyaadores
Ax

emmamac07 said...

Following on instagram emmamac07 , would LOVE LOVE LOVE this for my first dslr I'm getting for my birthday in 2 weeks!!

Tatli said...

Hi Brittany, thanks so much for this giveaway! I've been looking for ages for this kind of scarf for my EOS.
I don't have an instagram account, does that matter? I'm sharing the GA on twitter: https://twitter.com/Tatlidelilik/status/351272196804575232
I definitely love the pattern on this scarf! x

Catherine said...

followed & liked on instagram, liked and reblogged on tumblr. time to find the perfect scarf and camera to do this with! xo

Becky said...

Thanks for sharing a really clever and beautiful idea :) followed on instagram @luckymarley86

Becky said...

Thanks for sharing! I really like this, I've been looking for something like this :) followed on instagram @luckymarley86

Sam | ashore said...

I had a Laura Ashley bedspread growing up with the sweetest tiny little rose print. I remember my mom telling me how she saved up for them, and we kept them on our beds for years. That must be where I gained my life long love of floral print!

(p.s. followed on instagram!)

Jordan Arnold-Tolley said...

Entering your contest! Gorgeous print on that fabric.

Ashley said...

I love this tutorial! following on instagram! (@ash5ever)

HeatherMarieFerreira said...

I entered! :)

Courtney said...

this scarf is gorgeous!! although i'd love to make a camera strap out of it, I think I'd have to use it as a summer scarf for a few years before doing that ;) following on instagram @ckcott

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Alison Agnew said...

love this project
and the beautiful scarf
from Laura Ashley

followed on intagram
and checked out the LA site

thanks!


{alison}

Maggie Adofo said...

Super creative I love it!: ) Thanks for sharing such a wonderful idea.


xo
Maggie
Love Mavin

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Anonymous said...

Can you please give me the dimensions of the leather scrap you used?

Eria Eka W said...

So creative!! I love this!

Healy said...

Ahhh I loooooveee this! I've been wanting a sassy camera strap instead of the boring black one I have now. Will definitely be going through my scarves tomorrow!

http://healyrose.wordpress.com/

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FREAKDELAFASHION said...

OMG this is so cool

Lots of love,
April
www.freakdelafashion.com

Debbie said...

I have a question. Did you use Laura Ashley's silk scarf or a non silk one? Thank you :)

The House That Lars Built said...

It's a cotton scarf from Laura Ashley. I think silk would work too though!

Jentifur said...

What a great idea! You could totally sell these. I've entered in the contest. :)

Lee said...

Fallen in love all over again with LA! Following on Insta

Magdalena said...

Entered!! Love this idea and your page! :)