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Topic: A better camera bag strap (not a complete bag, just a strap tutorial)  (Read 1127 times)
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« on: July 17, 2010 12:14:52 AM »

So I entered the world of DSLR cameras recently. To tote around my precious camera, I bought a camera bag, which is a nice bag (especially the camera suspension "hammock"), but the strap is no good. The shoulder padding is quite big in comparison to the strap, so it seems to be very probable that it will twist around and slide of your shoulder whenever it has an opportunity. And it feels very flimsy.

This is the original strap:


So, lets make a better bag strap.
What you need:
  • sturdy thick fabric
  • padding (I used a fleece blanket, which I am using as a cheap padding)
  • about 1-2 m of a strap in the width you like
  • 2 fitting hooks and sliding plastic thingies


Strap not depicted.

Here is the pattern I used for the padding (I didn't put a scale on it. You might want to scale it to your needs.).


Cut out the banana shaped shoulder pad. I cut out one of the fabric parts. Then I pinned down the fabric face to face on the second fabric and on two layers of fleece.


Then you might to sew the long sides of the banana.


Turn the tube inside-out and sew the borders, closing of the ends of the tube.


Sew the plastic things to the straps. Add the hooks. You can get orientation for this on an existing bag (sorry, I didn't take a pic here...).

Now you can sew your prepared straps onto the shoulder pad banana.


Why is the pad banana-shaped, you ask? Because, when you hang the bag on your shoulder, the shape fits great to your shoulder.


So this is the finished strap on the bag:

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2010 07:17:30 AM »

thank you for the tute!
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2010 09:23:27 PM »

This is cool and confortable.
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