Merge fashion and function with a camera strap made from a tie

Whether you're an avid photographer or just a hobbyist who enjoys snapping the occasional picture when the mood strikes, you know that a quality camera strap is vital for long excursions. That doesn't mean you have to settle for a boring strap with zero aesthetic value.
If you have just one spare tie sitting in your closet or your dresser that you still like but won't miss wearing, then you can create a trendy, comfortable, eye-catching camera strap with this easy DIY project.
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Materials
- Necktie
- Iron and ironing board
- Camera strap
- Pins or quilting clips
- Needle
- Thread
- Thimble
- Scissors
- Ruler
- Marking tool
- Seam ripper
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Instructions
1. Using the seam ripper, unfurl the tie so it is completely open, and all of the inside fabric has been removed.
2. Place the tie on the ironing board and press flat.
3. Lay the camera strip on top of the tie as a length guide and trim any excess fabric.
4. Measure the width of the camera strap; trim down the width of the tie so it is about 1 inch wider than the camera strap.
5. Place the remaining tie fabric on top of the camera strap, tuck the edges, and clip the fabric in place.
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6. Secure the fabric with needle and thread.
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