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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Attach a clip to the D-ring.

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

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

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Attach your new scarf to your camera.

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

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