We're pleased to kick off a new collaboration with DIY/lifestyle blogger Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House that Lars Built. Brittany is a product and interior designer and paper flower maker who shows how to create an artful life on her blog. She'll be contributing to the Laura Ashley blog once a month over the next six months showing how to make beautiful DIYs and providing interior design advice. First up, a clever take on one of our classic prints.
I love taking an object, like a scarf, and making it useful in another way, like a camera strap. In honour of the reintroduction of a classic Laura Ashley floral, I decided to do just that. This scarf is the perfect accessory for any photographer, from amateur to professional, especially if you need something cozy at your neck - it's SO soft!
Sewing machine OR needle and thread
Scrap of leather
Step 1: Draw 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.
This make & do combines two of my favourite things: a lovely ditsy floral and taking pictures. Have fun!
Concept and photography by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built
Mon, June 24, 2013
by Guest Blogger: The House That Lars Built, Brittany Watson Jepsen filed under