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Converting a Scarf into a Camera Strap

Your plain, ordinary camera strap not doing it for you? Feeling a bit drab? Here's something to add some color to your analogue life!

Sometimes the camera strap that came with your camera just doesn’t cut it. It could be too small for you, too ordinary, or it’s just plain meh. The solution is to buy another camera strap or just make one on your own! For today, we’re going to work on using a scarf. If you want something more… masculine, try using one with a gingham pattern!


  • Scarf
  • 2 split rings
  • 2 chain closures
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine OR needle/thread
  • Scrap of leather
  • Pen

1. Trace the pattern on the strip of leather. You’re going to fold it so make sure it’s mirrored, and that the center is wide enough to fir the split ring.
2. Cut the leather on the folded line.

3. Repeat so you have two pieces.
4. Connect the chain closure to the split ring.
5. Slide the leather inside the ring.
6. Fold the end of the scarf in an accordion fold, small enough so that it fits into the leather.
7. Fold the leather to put the scarf in place.
8. Sew!

And here’s the finished product:

Information for this article was sourced from thehousethatlarsbuilt

written by cruzron


  1. nia_redgirl


    Cant believe I never thought of this.... What a brilliant idea! Not only pretty but way more comfortable too. Love it :)
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  2. ankada


    Very unique! I love this idea of creating something special, that just looks so brilliant.

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  3. florentinomichie

    I have never thought of utilizing scarf like this.Thanks for sharing it I am surely going to try it. http://www.ohshow.net
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  4. lolafries


    thank you! this is soooo nice :)
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  7. draki


    What a simple, yet brilliant idea! And the timing is perfect, I've just wondered myself how to make a strap for my new camera :)

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