Easy Camera Strap Makeover

Spring is almost here, which means summer is almost here, and thus, summer-fun-travel-partayyy season is just around the corner. Time to begin the adventure preparations: let's begin with the world's easiest Camera Strap Makeover, which can be done with a sewing machine or by hand.

For the decade that I've owned this camera, I have lugged it around with the most obnoxious black and yellow Nikon-emblazoned strap, ruining outfits and making me look like a dork. Well, those days are done, my friends. With some cool material and five minutes, camera strap games everywhere can be uppped.


Cut off your old strap. The reason this DIY is so easy is because it utilizes the hardware and webbing of whatever strap is already on there.



Measure out the length of your new strap, and just stitch'er right onto what remains of your old strap. I didn't even take the old strap off the camera to sew this on. Also, I melted the ends of everything for fanciness and durability.


Repeat step 2 on the other side and you're done!

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When sourcing your material, take into account the weight of your camera, and find something that will be comfortable. It surprised me that even though this strap is much thinner than my old one, I actually find it digs into my neck less, maybe because it's soft and round, and has a little more bounce to it.

And obviously... it looks cooler.