Grosgrain Camera Strap
Update that logo heavy camera strap with a more stylish statement. This luxe grosgrain ribbon sends you along on your adventures with some major color appeal. Feel free to use it as a purse strap or to hold any device with a small hole to attach it to... or for jazzing up your work keycard or ID badge. There is no reason not to fill out TPS reports in style.
- sewing needle
- striped grosgrain ribbon
- swivel snap hook hardware
- split rings
Gather your tools and materials.
Cut about 18" of thread from the thread bobbin. Thread your needle and knot the end of the thread.
With one of the swivel clasps, slide the end of the ribbon through about 1.5". Turn the very edge over twice, making a small roll.
Fold about an inch of your ribbon over the swivel lobster clasp, keeping your previous folds in place.
Start stitching the ribbon together by pulling your needle and thread from the interior of the folds. This neat trick lets you hide the end of your thread.
Whipstitch the exterior of your ribbon a few times to secure it.
Once it's secure on the edge start a hemming stitch across the width of your ribbon. You'll want to use stitches on the smaller side since it's not very wide. More stitches means more secure!
Once you've stitched your ribbon together whipstitch the opposite side of your ribbon to secure it.
Once your whipstitched the second side several times knot your thread and snip the excess.
Repeat the process of stitching your ribbon to the swivel lobster clasp on the opposite end.