July 23, 2012

TIMI Elsewhere: M&J Trim Camera Strap


I recently purchased a great new camera that, while compact, deserves a great camera strap to match. In my favorite color, the strap has come in handy so many times since I made it-- it's perfect for carrying around my new baby. 

Tools and Materials:
40 inches of faux-leather braided strap (comes in loads of bright colors!) 



Fold over the prongs of two sides of the stud.


Press the remaining prongs through the braided strap, about 2 inches away from the end of the strap.


Fold over the prongs to attach to the strap.


Slid braid through metal clip, and add glue.


Fold braid over itself, press firmly for 30 seconds, and then hold in place with a paper clip or binder clip until the glue dries (overnight for the strongest hold).



(A quick DIY trick-- I added large jump rings to my camera to the original carrying strap bracket, which was too small to clip anything to it)

11 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I'd just have to modify it a bit to work with my camera, but it should be pretty simple. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is sweet erin!! I want to make something like this for my nikon!!! :)

    Love K

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    1. You should! It makes my camera so much fun!

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  3. Looks great, i love the use of the studs! I completely forgot that the crappy itchy strap my camera came with could so easily be replaced.

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    1. Thank you! Even the most boring factory included junk can be jazzed up!

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  4. cute! love the color of the trimming you've chosen.
    do you like your new camera? the size looks very handy.
    xx
    maya

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    1. Thank you Maya! I love the camera. I couldn't splurge on a big one, but this has a lot of fun in a small package.

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    2. I have one like that and even though I don't like pics it take indoors, still was worth every penny. Mine takes great pix outside and plus it's so small it's easy to take it everywhere.
      xx
      maya

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  5. Erin, that looks so cute! :)

    It sort of reminds me of the guitar straps that Mr. Sequin makes out of belts. Oh, if only I played guitar or owned my own camera!

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    1. Thanks Ms. Sequin! Those guitar straps sound like fun! The Mr. must be quite talented, like you!

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