Tuesday, September 14, 2010

5 Minute Fix

Bleatings from EnviRambo.

The problem: I purchased my camera from a charity auction a couple of years ago and it has served me well, but it did not come with a strap. Because of my blog and Flickr addiction I have started to carry my camera everywhere. Which is fine when it fits in my purse, but when at events it's a pain in the arse to constantly pull out and put away. I need a strap and do not want to buy one.

The solution: To make one with materials lying around the house.

The materials:

  • leftover ribbon
  • 2 D-rings off an old belt
  • 1 vintage belt buckle I picked up at a flea market
  • 2 split-rings off old keychains
Fold one end of the ribbon over the belt buckle and stitch.

Slide the other end of the ribbon through a D-ring and pass back through the belt buckle.

Then loop the loose ribbon-end through the other D-ring.

Before stitching this end, adjust the strap to your desired length and pin in place. Cut off the extra length of ribbon, fold end under and stitch closed. Once stitched you are pretty much done. Attach your new strap to your camera and start snapping away!

You may be able to attach the D-rings directly to your camera, but the slots were not big enough on mine. This is what I used the two split-rings for.



Tameson said...

Tres chic

Green Bean said...

That is just too darn cute! Love it when green and fashion overlap.

Toni's Treehouse said...

FABULOUS! I am so making one of these. Thank you for sharing!


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