MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
- Needle and thread or sewing machine
- 1-inch wide ribbon or webbing
- Two keychain rings or large split rings
- Measuring tape
Start by measuring and cutting 27 inches from the tip of the necktie.
Fold up ½-inch on both ends (one end will be cut and the other will be pointed). Then, pin and stitch in place.
Cut two pieces of ribbon or webbing to 7.5 inches. Tip: If the ribbon or webbing is polyester you can burn the ends with a lighter to keep them from fraying.
Fold the ribbon pieces in half lengthwise and overlay it by 1 inch on the ends of the necktie. Pin in place. Stitch a square with an “x” in the middle securing the overlapped pieces together.
On both ends, fold up a ½-inch angled piece and stitch in place.
Fold the open ends of the ribbon up by ¾ inch, covering one end of the keychain. Stitch the folded ends in place.
Slide the keychain rings onto the loops on your camera. Slip your new camera strap over your neck and let your camera get down to business.