DIY Camera Strap with Your Own Style

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Nothing could be done outdoors under such cool and wet weather, so, what else could we do? Let’s DIY together and make some accessories with your own unique style for your beloved cameras!

Due to the nature of my job, I frequently go to the cloth market searching for suitable materials. A few months ago, I bought a roll of ribbon but I have not yet gotten the chance to use it.

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Recently, I got my own ==Belair X 6-12 City Slicker=="; its all black outlook should perfectly match the current trend of ethnic style! Therefore, I decided to make a camera strap for it.

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Steps are ultimately easy! Just follow my steps and you could do it too!

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First of all, go and buy some elastic tapes from DIY shops. The width of the tape should be the same or a bit wider than the ribbon. Why choose the elastic tape? Due to its thickness, it won’t make us feel uncomfortable even when it comes into contact with our skin.

You could also pick woven tapes, but I think it’s a bit too thick and makes sewing a bit difficult. For lighter cameras, you could use ribbon directly and if it’s the case, just jump to the last 2 steps!

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Measure the length of the elastic tape with reference to an existing camera strap. The length of the ribbon should be 20cm longer than the elastic tape.

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Use a pair of sharp scissors and cut without any hesitation in order to avoid fraying.

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After cutting, fold up the end and sew it. I use the sewing machine which works much faster. If you don’t have one at home, just sew it by hand.

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Overlap the ribbon with the elastic tape, leaving 10cm ribbon on each of the two ends and sew.

Sew at the margin of the ribbon which makes the stitches not that visible.
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After sewing, the soft ribbon has now become a tough camera strap!

Take a look at the joint of the elastic tape and the ribbon.
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Then, take the end of the ribbon through the D-shape ring of Belair X 6-12 City Slicker .

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The simplest method ends here. Tie the ribbon and the camera strap is done!

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Still worry that it’s not durable? Wind the ribbon several times as shown in the photo below:

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Cut twp little holes on the ribbon and take the ends through the holes.

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And, that’s it. The steps are so simple but the resulting strap is strong and durable!

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You could also do it yourself, and when the sunny day comes, you could take it out for a sunbath together!

Last but not least, I decorated my cool black Belair X 6-12 City Slicker with paper stickers to add in some Japanese style. Hahaha!

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Want to know how to decorate it with paper tapes? Please read here!

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written by leftymia on 2013-01-18 #gear #tutorials #diy #analogue #camera-strap #tipster #lomography #strap #handmade #belair #handicraft #crafty #alangna #leftymia
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  1. mj_crn
    mj_crn ·

    thanks for the tip be sure to try this soon!

  2. leftymia
    leftymia ·

    Thank you to translation my articles~~ ^_____^

  3. thatgirl97
    thatgirl97 ·

    This is so useful, thank you!

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