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Grosgrain Camera Strap

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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.

Tools

  • scissors
  • sewing needle

Materials

  • striped grosgrain ribbon
  • swivel snap hook hardware
  • split rings
  • thread

Time

30 minutes
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Gather your tools and materials.

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Cut about 18" of thread from the thread bobbin. Thread your needle and knot the end of the thread.

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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.

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Fold about an inch of your ribbon over the swivel lobster clasp, keeping your previous folds in place.

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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.

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Whipstitch the exterior of your ribbon a few times to secure it.

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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!

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Once you've stitched your ribbon together whipstitch the opposite side of your ribbon to secure it.

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Once your whipstitched the second side several times knot your thread and snip the excess.

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Repeat the process of stitching your ribbon to the swivel lobster clasp on the opposite end.

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hanamik

over 3 years ago

What are the split rings for? Connecting to the camera?

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ForTheMakers

over 3 years ago

Hi @hanamik - yes, some cameras don't have a large enough area for the hooks so we've included the split rings to use as attachments if needed!