© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved. 2007 Camera Strap
I’ve been using a strap bought on Etsy in 2007. Two new Nikons later, I’ve still been using this strap. It was starting to look tired and quite well-worn.
© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved. Old OpTech Camera Strap
This old OpTech strap has been stored in our closet for a few years. My husband has one, too. We like them because they have great stretchy, cushiony qualities easing neck strain. I sacrificed this comfort when deciding to use the pretty strap with the Amy Butler fabric in the first photo. My neck now requires I make a better choice, so I retrieved my old OpTech for a bit of revitalization.
© Dub Scroggin, All Rights Reserved. June's Revitalized OpTech Camera Strap
While there are numerous tutorials for making camera straps (see Resources), I simply measured the length and width of the OpTech strap, allowed for a ¼-inch seam, the stretch factor, and turning under the ends. I used leftover fabric to cut the resulting measurements. Next came sewing a seam, turning the resultant tube right-side out, and pressing it so the seam runs down the middle of one side. Just like magic, there I was with a new strap cover which slid over the OpTech strap. The ends are tucked into the clip thingies on each side. It can be removed for washing, if necessary. If I get tired of the fabric, a new strap can easily be made.
© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved. Dub's Revitalized OpTech Camera Strap
After seeing my new strap, my husband asked for one. I led him to the Sacred Stash Mountain and let him pick out fabric. He chose a blue batik leaf print and I made his new strap. It was kind of fun, the two of us taking pictures of each other’s camera.
The following blogs offer tutorials for making camera straps:
- Camera Strap Cover: Design Sponge
- Camera Strap Redo: Craft Leftovers
- Camera Strap Slipcover: Made by Petchy
- How to Make a Camera Strap: ikat bag
- How to Make a Crafty Camera Strap: Curbly