How to: DIY Camera Strap
A few weeks ago I came across this beautiful camera strap from Bloom Theory via Ruby Press. I have wanted a new camera strap for a while now, the standard ones that come with your camera are so boring(or at least mine was). So, with this new inspiration I decided to make my very own DIY sparkle camera strap. As ever, here is how I did it. (Don't be alarmed by the many steps, I broke it down to make it easier to follow...I hope)
What you will need:
Using the original camera strap as a guide, cut the strapping to the required length.
Do the same for the gross grain tape.
To add some extra detail I used some lace trim that was just a little wider than the strapping. Measure out the length using the original strap as a guide.
Living in HK I am fortunate enough to be close to a fabric market where they have swatch cards available. I gathered a few cards of sequin fabrics to use for the centre of my strap. You can also just use scraps or actual fabric. These swatches are around 2" wide.
Line up the pieces/fabric to the length of the strap.
As the sequin swatches needed to be joined I faced the right side of the fabric together and pinned in place.
Then using a sewing machine (or hand-stitching if you don't have a machine) I sewed the pieces together.