DIY Winter Scarf Camera Strap

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This DIY winter camera strap is so easy that you’ll want to make one to go with every outfit.


Things You’ll Need

  • Scarf
  • 6-inch by 6-inch piece of leather
  • Permanent marker
  • 2 D-rings
  • 2  clips
  • Sharp scissors
  • Leather sewing machine needle, 110/18

You could make a camera strap out of any scarf you’d like. I choose this nice warm winter scarf that would go with most anything.


First, measure and cut your scarf so that it is 40 inches long.


Then, fold the piece of leather in half.  The straight side of the D-ring will rest inside the fold. Draw a shape that looks like a half an hourglass, with the shortest side on the fold, using the D-ring to calculate its size.


Next, cut along the lines. When you unfold it, the leather piece will look like a full hourglass. Do this twice to make two hourglass leather pieces.


Now, fold the scarf lengthwise. Place one half of a leather piece under one end. Slide the D-ring onto the piece of leather.


Fold over the leather piece so the end of the scarf and the D-ring are sandwiched inside the leather.


Attach a clip to the D-ring.


Switch your sewing machine needle to a 110/18 needle made for leather.


Sew the leather piece to the scarf with your sewing machine.


Attach your new scarf to your camera.


Keep it for yourself or wrap it up for the perfect gift to give your favorite photographer this holiday season.


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