DIY No Sew Sequin Camera Strap

DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth

DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth

I’ve been really swooning over a certain sequin camera strap that’s taunted me on Pinterest for the last month. After little deliberation and a week or two of procrastination, I’ve finally busted out a DIY version for me, I mean, for you. Just in case knowing this project costs less than a fraction of the real deal doesn’t convince you, it’s also super comfortable, durable, and simple.

Materials:

DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth
First, measure and mark where you want the sequin trim to be placed. I centered mine all the way around. Next, place a thin line of tacky glue down the middle and let it set for a few seconds, then place your sequins on top. Tuck each end of your sequin strip under with a bit of glue so that it doesn’t fray over time. Set something of weight over it so that everything dries flat.
DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth
Once everything is dry, measure and mark where you want to place your D-rings. My D-ring was just a bit too wide, so I cute triangles on each side of my leather strap so that it wouldn’t bulge, and then Tacky glued everything in place. Again, let it dry with a weight on top.
DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth
To make sure the rings are completely secure (we don’t want any camera fatalities, you know), we’ll insert rivets. Using a rotary punch, cut a small hole through the strap and insert two small rivets on both sides. If you’re new to using rivets, they’re much simpler than they look! This is a great how-to video for them.
DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth
Lastly, twist your swivel hooks onto the D-rings just like you would a keychain, and you’re finished!
DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth

DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth

DIY No Sew Sequin Camera Strap

DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth

DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth

I’ve been really swooning over a certain sequin camera strap that’s taunted me on Pinterest for the last month. After little deliberation and a week or two of procrastination, I’ve finally busted out a DIY version for me, I mean, for you. Just in case knowing this project costs less than a fraction of the real deal doesn’t convince you, it’s also super comfortable, durable, and simple.

Materials:

DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth
First, measure and mark where you want the sequin trim to be placed. I centered mine all the way around. Next, place a thin line of tacky glue down the middle and let it set for a few seconds, then place your sequins on top. Tuck each end of your sequin strip under with a bit of glue so that it doesn’t fray over time. Set something of weight over it so that everything dries flat.
DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth
Once everything is dry, measure and mark where you want to place your D-rings. My D-ring was just a bit too wide, so I cute triangles on each side of my leather strap so that it wouldn’t bulge, and then Tacky glued everything in place. Again, let it dry with a weight on top.
DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth
To make sure the rings are completely secure (we don’t want any camera fatalities, you know), we’ll insert rivets. Using a rotary punch, cut a small hole through the strap and insert two small rivets on both sides. If you’re new to using rivets, they’re much simpler than they look! This is a great how-to video for them.
DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth
Lastly, twist your swivel hooks onto the D-rings just like you would a keychain, and you’re finished!
DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth

DIY no sew sequin camera strap by sugar and cloth

Comments

  • Yelle

    10.17.12

    So cute! Great DIY. And I adore that last photo!

  • Angelina

    10.17.12

    Love it! Quite easy (well at least it looks that way!) but the result is so cute!

  • Okay, love this! annnddd I love pretty much everything you do…I’m guilty of cyber stalking you. Great stuff Ashley, great stuff.

    • Ashley said:

      I’m totally cool with being cyber-stalked by you, haha!

  • WAIT WHAT?! Girlfriend, you just blew my mind…this turned out FANTASTIC. Since I am uber-lazy, can you just start a shop on Etsy so I can buy one of these?! ;)

    • Ashley said:

      Haha, I could consider that ;)

  • hilary

    10.17.12

    BOOYAH!! Get the little bend on the spooky month? Anyway, this is really cute and to cost one of these out, you saved a TON OF MONEY….so pretty and sophisticated… oh wait, it’s Ashely of Sugar and Cloth…..excellence=Ashley

  • Dani

    10.18.12

    Ooooh! I Love this! :) You’re brilliant!

    • Ashley said:

      Oh man, thanks Dani!

  • Tiffany

    10.19.12

    Love this! Love your blog! Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous and I love that most of what you do includes sparkles :)

  • Love this! As a photographer I have been wanting to make my own strap for sometime and this is nice sparkly kick in a positive direction to d.i.y one! Love your blog

  • Amanda

    10.24.12

    Thanks so much for sharing. I need a cute camera strap. This looks so easy to make. Can’t wait to try it! Pinned :)

    Amanda
    The Pretty Pinhead

    • Ashley said:

      Share how it turns out for you :)

  • Wow, this is amazing and so pretty! I love anything that sparkles, will definitely add this to the to-do list!!

  • Jill

    11.13.12

    What a wonderful and fun idea! Just seen it on Henry Happened, can’t wait to have a go and make it, it seems really simple. And I don’t think I’ve ever seen a fancy camera strap before, love new things!

    • Ashley said:

      Awesome, I’m so glad!

  • Jacqueline

    01.12.13

    This is great! I love adding sparkle wherever possible…thanks for the awesome tutorial!

  • Monica @ J5MM

    01.31.13

    This strap is MUCH nicer than the one on Pinterest you’ve been swooning over. Nice job! One question — does your hair “catch” in the sequins by any chance when your wearing this around your neck???

    • Dawn said:

      I didnt see what material you glued the sequins to and the measurements. I am very interested in making this for my daughter in law for christmas. It hits two of her favorites, cameras and sparklies

  • Anna @ IHOD

    04.12.13

    This is incredibly beautiful! And well executed! Thanks for the share!

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  • Akane

    12.18.15

    Love it!

    This is so special and cute for camera strap!
    I defiantly will make one for my camera

    Akane
    http://www.humancat.co

  • alexa

    01.02.16

    What size swivel hooks did you use?