Introduction: Custom Camera Sling/Strap

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Step 1: Materials

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For this easy project you will need:
-A nylon strap(from an old laptop, water bottle holder...)
-an old leather belt the color and style of your choosing
-and of course a camera to put the finished product on

Step 2: Tools

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The tools for this project are simple and can easily be found at hardware stores or around the house. You will need:
-a sharp pair of scissors(be careful!!!)
-a sharpie
-a utility knife or similar hobby knife
-a ruler

And optionally:
-some sort of shape for tracing

Step 3: Preparing the Belt

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The first thing you'll need to do is cut off the buckle and the belt the holes are with the sharp pair of scissors. We won't be needing the scraps so feel free to put them aside and save them for another project.

Step 4: Measuring and Sizing the Belt/Neck Pad

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The next thing you'll need to do is figure out how much of the belt you want to use as padding. To do this I put the belt around my neck and left a few inches of belt on each side of my neck, then trimmed off the excess.

Step 5: Customizing the Neck Pad

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Now that the belt or neck pad is at the length you like you can start customizing your strap. Get creative! Tool the leather, paint it, trim or round the corners, the possibilities are endless!

Step 6: Finishing the Neck Pad

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The next you'll need to do is cut slots in the belt to thread the nylon strap through. The first thing you'll need to do in this step is measure the width(wide) of the widest buckle. Then measure inwards from the ends of the belt/neck pad about 3/4 inches and put a mark with your sharpie, then from that mark measure and mark the width of the widest buckle(the measurement taken earlier) on both sides of the belt/neck pad.

Once you marked the line on both sides you can proceed to cut a slot in the belt with your utility knife. And there you go! You're done the pad!

Step 7: Finishing the Strap!

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All thats left to do is thread the nylon strap through each end off the strap.

Step 8: Done!

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Thanks for reading and enjoy your new camera strap!

Comments

Jan_Henrik (author)2014-07-06

Awesome!

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