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Yeah, I copied them

Did you notice Tracy's camera strap?  I did - and so did Fatty and my friends.  Cute, huh?  Then yesterday, I saw this one, too.  And look, she just took hers apart and made a new one.  Easy enough, right?

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I dug through my box of 4" fabric strips and found some of my favorite green and aqua prints.  I sewed a quick length of patchwork, added some interfacing and then reattached the strap ends that I had removed from my original Canon strap.  Now I am styling and I absolutely LOVE it.

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The only downfall was that I broke my very favorite stitch ripper.  Bummer.  The bonus was that making this little project got me psyched up to start working on the quilt again.  I tackled that for 1 1/2 hours last night.  It is  s l o w  going - more so than I thought it would be.  And you all know how I feel about slow.  Yeah, not so much.

Comments

Melissa

okay, it looks like you need to do a little tutorial for us folks that just can't figure this one out on our own....that would be ME!!!

I love the idea and want to make one soon.

Elizabeth

One of those brilliant ideas that are so obvious, I would never have thought of it in a million years. Love it (and of course its green and aqua!). Thanks for copying, then sharing the idea so the rest of us can copy it all over again.

Lisa Clarke

Ok, I am *totally* inspired now! I am sitting here staring at all of the scraps from my recent bout of bag-making, and I think they'd be perfect for this. My only problem is that my strap is kind of a skinny thing. I'll have to get creative about replacing it with something so wide.

Lisa Clarke

Ok, I am *totally* inspired now! I am sitting here staring at all of the scraps from my recent bout of bag-making, and I think they'd be perfect for this. My only problem is that my strap is kind of a skinny thing. I'll have to get creative about replacing it with something so wide.

Thimbleina

Great idea

Lil' d

I love those fabrics and that's a great idea!

Rebecca

Ok. So I made one for myself too. I just had to. I was going to make a tube and shove my old strap inside, but then I had many, many visions of needles snapping, and well, I only had one leather needle left, so why chance it. I am in love with it. Thanks so much for sharing yours!

Belinda

Tres cute! Gotta love functional crafting eh?

Kellie H

Great project...I really like the fabrics you choose. Go contrast! Don't you love the work aqua?

Rachel

I LOVE the camera strap. How fun, a new accessory to make and wear. Love the patchwork and the colors!

Grace

It was eveni prettier in person!!

Nicole

Very cute!

Amy

I've been wanting to do this for so long, and I love yours! I'm not sure I want to cut my strap apart though. Any idea where you can buy more strap pieces parts? I've looked before and not had much luck, but judging from the people selling these on Etsy, there must be SOME place to buy the buckles and leathery bits...

Chara Michele

Oh I love your new strap! I am definitely going to have to try this! I made a cover for my camera strap at one point, but eventually took it off because it just didn't work that great... This seems like it would work a lot better!

patty

you could use a man's tie for the strap.

Fairlight

I love your new strap. It looks awesome. I would love to do one similar for myself since I just got my new camera, but I'm worried about sewing through the thick leather-like bits at the end. Did you have any trouble and do you have any pointers?

Lizzie

I did this but I cheated!

I bought ribbon and fabric glued it onto my strap. I just used clothespins to hold it on until it dried.

It has been regularly used since Jan. and is just fine:).
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Patricia

How good are these? I bought one on that homemade site and it was sewn very poorly. I shoot everyday, so I want something to support a $5000 camera easily. How about strap from Action straps, they have cool leather ones. I love the sturdiness and vintage vibe of camera straps handmade by Souldier on recycled seatbelt. I love all the choices of their patented straps, over 400 or so to build your own.

Sharon

Thanks for such an awesome idea! I just made two of them and love how they turned out! You can see pictures on my blog. Keep inspiring!

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