New Camera Strap

To christen the new camera, I had to make a camera strap for it. Or rather, recover the Nikon strap that came with it. I really loved my old camera strap in Zain Liberty of London. Rather than remake that one (which I considered), I thought it best to have a fresh start with a fresh new fabric. I knew the fabric needed to be rather dark, as it would probably get a bit dirty. The reproduction fabric I chose from the Regency Collection was the perfect fit. The print is so unusual and I love the mix of black with bits of odd pink, green and blue.

I had to refer to my original blog post about making my first camera strap to refresh my memory on just how to do it. This project is so easy and the results are totally satisfying. I love the final step of sewing through the strap around and around in concentric rectangles. I just used the edge of my presser foot as a guide for the spacing, which is why my sewing looks so straight.

I am now quite bonded with my new Nikon D90. It’s a heck of a lot of camera, so I have a lot to learn still. My latest discovery was learning to customize the picture controls. I keep the manual beside my bed, so I can dip into it before I fall asleep.

New Camera Strap

New Camera Strap


  1. Beautiful strap Karyn – gosh I just love Liberty of London! Once I get a DSLR, I’ll definitely be making myself a strap too…although judging by the way things are going that may be a few years from now!

  2. Love it. It’s beautiful. It makes me want to finally pull the trigger and buy the D90 just so I can make a camera strap…..

  3. De-lurking.
    thankyouthankyouthankyou. I would never have thought to just recover the damn thing.
    I love your photos. Sucks about your old camera. Karma will be bad for those people.

  4. bad voodoo karma on them! someone stole my camera also; it was at a small house party my mom had for her coworkers. the new strap is very nice, i hope you enjoy your camera, and take many excellent photos!

  5. i’m glad you guys like the new camera strap. you should definitely try this project if you have an ugly nikon/canon strap, it will make you so happy.

    so many of you asked about the top i was wearing… i posted about it here and then made another one just like it and posted it here! it’s a great pattern. just talking about it makes me want to make another.

  6. What a great idea!!! I also hate how my camera strap advertises what camera I have for fear of it getting stolen – best to cover it up with pretty fabric!

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