A camera strap always comes in handy, especially when you’re constantly taking photos. I recently found a way to recycle old lightweight scarves into cute little camera straps — it’s pretty quick to do, too. All you need is a few bits and bobs and a hot glue gun. The strap hangs comfortably over your shoulder and adds a bit on interest to your outfit, too. Here’s how to make a scarf camera strap.
What you need:
A lightweight small summer scarf (you can always cut it to size — so the length hits the desired spot you want your camera to fall)
A patch of leather
A hot glue gun
2 lanyard hooks
Step one – Fold your leather as pictured.
Step two – With a marker, draw a D-shape right on top of the fold, like so. Cut out the shape, making sure that the shape is connected in the middle, right where the fold is. You will need two of these like the ones below.
Step three – Gather the scarf ends slightly together to create a narrow width that will fit into the leather shape.
Step four – Place the gathered ends on the leather to see if the fit in place. Place the D-ring so the longest side is married to the fold. Fold over to make sure everything fits together well.
Step five – With the hot glue gun, glue the center of the leather patch and place the gathered end of the fabric down to secure.
Step six – Glue all the way around the leather patch and press the two sides together, trapping the gathered end inside like a sandwich.
Step seven – Repeat the same steps on the other end.
Step eight – Attach the lanyard hooks to each D loop to secure the strap to the camera.
And finally, place onto your camera and see the transformation!
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