Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Doodlebug's Tuxedo Fabrics from Riley Blake

Did you know that Doodlebug creates designs for FABRIC too? 

We license our fun designs through Riley Blake. And we know many of you love our papers, but wouldn't you love to create with the same darling prints in fabric. Just think you could coordinate your outfit with your scrapbook layout (just kidding). 

Today we thought we'd share a fun project that Sherry Cartwright created using the fun Classic fabric prints. 

I wanted to fancy up my camera strap, so I chose some Doodlebug fabric from the Tuxedo collection, from Riley Blake Designs.   When choosing the fabric, I had to keep in mind that I am not the sole user of the camera --- my husband uses it as often as I do.  I chose a black flower print on a dark grey background -- a bit of frills in a masculine color.  

Making the cover was super simple.  Cut fabric about an inch longer than the shoulder strap [usually the nylon portion with the camera manufacturer logo].  Next you want your fabric to wrap around the width of the tube with about a half-inch to spare.  Simply hem the shorter side, then with fabric folded in half lengthwise, right sides of fabric facing, pin  and sew to create tube cover.   Thread your camera strap through the tube and viola!   

It make it look a whole lot better, but I still wanted something cuter.  

So, I made a quick flower.   

Cut about a foot length of fabric, about two inches wide.  Straight stitch in the longest length on your machine settings, or hand stitch loosely,  along one edge.  Pull top string to gather and knot each end to hold gather.  

I used hot glue to adhere to a circle of black felt, acting as the base.  

Cut another piece of fabric in a smaller width and repeat the same process for a smaller flower.  Glue over the larger flower.   

Layer yellow button over black button and attach to center with doodle twine.  Once.   Then, string a rubber band or elastic cord through another button for the back, making sure to knot.  Stitch it on the black felt circle.   

This loop will allow the flower to be attached to the strap when I’m using the camera, but will also allow my husband to remove it when he is using the camera.   

I can’t wait to take my camera out for a whirl in style!   


  1. I had no idea Doodlebug made fabric too!!! I am just starting to get into sewing. I have my first charm blocks to turn into something. I just need to do it!

  2. wow this is so cool. its a good idea too, to wear something that will coordinate with the papers! perfect for little girls!


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