My photography class starts tomorrow, and in preparation I’ve been gathering some things — I did end up ordering a new-to-me lens from eBay. And I bought something really geeky at Sam’s Club last night (An external hard drive — ONE TERABYTE.) I’ve also ordered something to use at the shop to help me take better pictures of yarn and stuff, but that won’t arrive until tomorrow (I hope), and really isn’t for the class. And I dug out my camera strap.
Every so often I’ve seen posts on various scrapbooking blogs about custom camera straps, and I think “Wow, that’s fun” and then I forget about it.
Lately, though, I’ve wondered about actually USING my camera strap, so when I dug it out I decided that I definitely needed a prettier strap.
Started looking around some more and found that there were two types out there:
- full straps whereby they had replaced the part that had the company name on it with the pretty fabric
- slipcovers, which just…slip over the existing strap.
Dudes, I found these for sale for $15 to $25 (or more) depending on whether they were slipcovers or full straps.
I caught myself looking at fabric choices trying to decide which one I wanted when I thought “DUH. It’s just a tube of fabric with some top-stitching. Even YOU can handle that.”
I think I spent about 30 minutes. It could be just a hair wider, and for my *next* one I’m going to try making it with Minkee on one side. And now I have visions of maybe making a custom camera case (because mine is plain black and not quite big enough, especially for extra lenses…). We’ll see how that goes, it won’t be quite as easy as a tube of fabric with top-stitching.
Mark was not impressed. Well, he was, but he has decided he won’t want to use my camera if the strap is attached.
And here I thought he was more secure in his masculinity.