Since I found this swiss camouflage called “Alpenflage”, I became obsessed with it. (Yeah, I do that with certain topics, hobbies, WWII history, etc).
And, a few months ago, I got this Nikon FE 35mm film camera (without strap), so, now she could make some company to my other Nikon FE (a silver one… Can you see?! — Another obsession!).
Anyway, I had some leftovers of Alpenflage fabric, because I cut some kind of suspenders that came with a trouser that I did buy. — Ebay, you’re the Devil — That fabric is so cool, that it would be a SIN throw it away or leave it with no use. Since my (black) Nikon FE, didn’t have a strap, I felt courageous ( to at least ) to try to make one.
This is where I began. A strapless camera, pieces of camo fabric and no idea how to sew.
Here are the main pieces of fabric that I used to make the strap. The wider section of fabric, is the one that goes around your neck (or shoulder).
The first “stitch”. A tailor could do that in just a few minutes. I am not ashamed to tell you that it took me like two hours to end up something so small and simple.
Almost done! Two hours later, it finally start to look more like a “camera strap”. After that, I used lines of fabric to make some sort of “knot” with the ends of the strap and the camera strap’s hooks.
It may be not the “greatest thing” ever. But I made something useful for my camera, it will make my hobbie easier and I got the change to use that camo fabric that I like so much. And certainly, it was better than to waste two hours (+) doing nothing on a rainy sunday.
There she is! Ready to kick ass with her new Alpenflage strap! — Probably the coolest camo pattern ever! — Well, she is gonna kick some asses next year, when the summer arrives!
Thanks for reading!