Picture of The $2 Camera Strap
I got tired of trying to find a quality camera strap that also happened to be stylish and cheap. So i decided to take matters into my own creative hands. This I think cost me about $1.77, and about 15 minutes of thinking and planning while at work. This has worked out very well for me, so now i will tell you how to make a cheap and durable camera strap of your own for just a few dollars.

This is my first instructable, so as usual comments and suggestions are welcome.

Step 1: Gather Materials

Picture of Gather Materials
The materials are very easy to find, you should be able to get them at any decent outdoor store, or anywhere that sells climbing equipment. And the best news is you should already have your most expensive piece of equipment: your camera! All you will need now is a few feet of 1" nylon webbing (enough to make up about 3/4 of your total strap length, its better to be too long here than too short, since you can shorten it later) and about 2 feet of thin, light rope, both of which should cost little more than a few cents per foot.

You will also need the knowledge of a few useful knots, which i will be providing.
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vref_guy9 months ago

Nice use of the Sheet Bend. A double sheet bend isn't that much more difficult to tie and may add a little more security to the knot.


Elva~~2 years ago
It's a great idea. I plan to make one with this kind of webbing strap: lowyusa.com/wbn3058 , but don't know whether it is too wide. :)
bethmwl6 years ago
I enjoyed your instructable. I have tried a few methods of getting just the right camera strap also, still not perfected. I should probably do an instructable on my method someday, but I think I'll try yours as well
Lithops6 years ago
I made one out of those key "straps" you wear around your neck. Just simply cut it to be as long as possible and then took another one of those clips and sewed it on the other end just like on the other. Fast and cheap.
meddler8 years ago
Not a bad idea, i have several 60s era 35mm cameras.I think i'll use paracord though.