Your stock camera strap not showing enough of your personality? Take a walk on the wild side and create your very own using an old (or new) leather belt!
If you have a funky leather belt you’re not using anymore (lost weight, or sadly gained a few?), you can upcycle it into an awesome camera strap. It’ll be heavier than before, but it’ll be sturdier by leaps and bounds too!
One or two belts depending on the size. Usea a measuring tape to find out exactly how long you want your strap to be.
A leather punch
Scissors and a hammer
Strong material that is small enough to fit through the camera strap hooks, like ballistic nylon.
Measure and cut the belt/s to the appropriate size.
Punch 4 holes into the leather using the leather punch. Make sure that the hole is not too big and that the rivets fit snugly.
If you’re using 2 belts, overlap the 2 pieces, slip the rivets on, and hammer the rivets to secure the two pieces of leather together.
Loop the ballistic nylon (or whatever you’re using to connect the camera to the strap), and hammer rivets into it as well, securing it to the leather belt
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