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Easy DIY Camera Strap

December 14, 2012

Camera Love ♥

I’m getting ready to go on a trip and I wanted a camera strap that was nice, rather than the one that my camera came with. The solution…Camera Accessories! As I was searching for some ideas, I came across a popular diy by Bri Emery at Design Love Fest * find her diy here *

I tried one out that follows the one from her diy. The photo below is the first one I tried. Fabulous & Easy!

DIY Camera Strap

The second one, picture shown below,  I tried bc I wanted to make an ombre one with some of the pretty emroidery floss I have. The stitching looks great and it’s pretty simple!

I’ll show instructions for both. See which one you like best OR mix both ideas together!

DIY Camera Strap

Things You’ll Need:

Painted Camera Strap: 1 meter of 1.25 inch cotton webbing (strap), 2 swivel hooks (or any 2 hooks that will do the same thing), 2 split rings (or 2 key chain rings), paint & paintbrush, masking tape, needle & thread

Ombre Camera Strap: 1 meter of 1.25 inch cotton webbing (strap), 2 swivel hooks (or any 2 hooks that will do the same thing), 2 split rings (or 2 key chain rings), scissors, 3 colours of embroidery floss, needle, leather scrap pieces, rivets & rivet tools (for embellishment and extra hold), cotton twine and some glue to hold down the twine

DIY Camera Strap How To

 Painted Camera Strap Instructions:

1. Measure the strap by putting it around your neck and figuring out the length you want it to be. Then add an extra 2 inches (1 inch for each side to fold and attach to hooks) & cut it. Secure the end of each side to each hook by folding an inch of the strap over the ring of the hook and sewing with your needle & thread. Sew a few rows so that it is safely secured.

2. Lay the strap out flat and with the masking tape block off the areas you want to paint. Paint each section with your chosen colours, take the tape off while the paint is still wet and let it dry fully.

Ombre Camera Strap Instructions:

1. Measure the strap by putting it around your neck and figuring out the length you want it to be. Then add an extra 2 inches (1 inch for each side to fold and attach to hooks) & cut it. Secure the end of each side to each hook by folding an inch of the strap over the ring of the hook and sewing with your needle & thread. Sew a few rows so that it is safely secured. Get your leather scraps and cut to desired length, wrap the end through the ring of the hook and secure it with a rivet. Add additional rivets as you like.

2. Cut small pieces of twine and arrange them on the strap. Add a very small amount of glue to make them stay put while you sew around them. With your chosen colours of thread, sew starting at the back of the strap just below the cotton twine on the front. Pull the thread through and insert the needle above the the cotton twine going to the back now. Keep sewing moving along the cotton twine until it is covered. Tie off the thread in the back and repeat on a few more rows, switch colours when you’d like the colour to change.

Have fun with it and experiment! Either way it’s a simple and inexpensive way to add some fabulousness and style to your camera. Camera accessories!

 

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