Turn an old, silk scarf into a stylish camera strap

May 30, 2015

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

May 30, 2015

Allen Mowery

Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

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diy-scarf-camera-strapI’m always looking to accessorize to compliment my beard, from the hats I wear to…well, that’s pretty much the extent of it. While this DIY project isn’t perhaps something I would personally dangle around my manly neck, I think it’s awesome and would make a great handmade gift for the female photographer in your life.

Photographer, camera bag designer, and semi-pro crocodile wrestler (she’s from Australia…we made assumptions) Emma Anderson recently posted a tutorial on repurposing an old, silk scarf into a stylish and gorgeous camera strap. (Just because I wouldn’t wear it doesn’t mean I can’t like it, right?)

The build is a bit more in-depth than the simpler leather belt camera strap we posted about yesterday, but for those with a little know-how, it could be your perfect weekend project.

You will need

  • A silk scarf (or other material)
  • A piece of leather
  • Leather specific sewing needles for your sewing machine
  • Upholstery thread
  • 2 x D rings
  • 2 x latches/buckles or split rings
  • Sharp scissors
  • Skills (we added that one)

Read the full instructions on her blog, and happy accessorizing!

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Allen Mowery

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Allen Mowery is a Nationally-published Commercial & Editorial Photographer with over 20 years of experience. He has shot for major brands as well small clients. When not shooting client work or chasing overgrown wildlife from his yard, he loves to capture the stories of the people and culture around him.

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2 responses to “Turn an old, silk scarf into a stylish camera strap”

  1. Trino Pam Avatar
    Trino Pam

    Hideous…

  2. Ralph Hightower Avatar
    Ralph Hightower

    Okay, it’s silk scarves and not ties. The only way I would do that to a Jerry Garcia tie was if I owned a duplicate.