Camera Strap Pattern

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Sewing: Camera Strap
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Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Category:

Sewing

Type:

Other

Item:

Neckwear

Skill Level:

small skill level requirement Beginner

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Laying out pattern pieces
  • Cutting accurately
  • Basic Sewing (running stitch)

Pattern Description:

If you want to carry your camera in a way that keeps it handy and easy to use a good quality camera strap is needed. However, so many of them are unattractive and the nice ones are so expensive! Why not make one for yourself? The following pattern is for working with leather (or vinyl) and fabric.

This camera strap was patterned to fit a Canon camera connector which has an opening of 7/16"/11mm wide. Measure the hole for connecting a camera strap on your camera to know if the pattern will work!

**Disclaimer** This camera strap is made from leather. Leather is strong and durable. However, if your camera lenses are very heavy or the camera may have stress exerted on it during wear (moving it around quickly, excessive downward force placed on the strap by jumping or dropping the camera, etc) you should stick with commercially made camera straps with nylon connection points. Nylon has a much higher tensile strength than leather and should be used if there will be a lot of force placed upon the camera. This strap is designed to be worn in casual situations (like walking around taking photos in a low stress environment). Your camera equipment is expensive and the authors at HowDidYouMakeThis? cannot be held responsible or liable for damages if your strap breaks. Use your best judgement!

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Adjustable length of 42-50" | 107-127cm
  • For cameras which can fit strap connectors 7/16"|11mm wide

Materials:

  • Leather (17" x 7" | 45cm x 18cm)
  • Fabric (1/4 yard/meter)
  • Batting (cotton preferred)
  • Polyester Thread (or Leather/Fur thread if you can find it)
  • Buckles 1/2" or 5/8" (1.25cm) wide - Qty 2
  • Leather Needles
  • Safety Pins (big ones)
  • Scissors
  • Straight Edge Blade (Xacto, box cutter, rotary cutter)
  • Awl
  • Rulers
  • Cutting Mat
  • Leather Punch
  • Pen/Marker

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