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a strapping young thing

19 June 2008 2,873 views 37 Comments

I love that sometimes the creative process is completely driven by the mundane. The desk in my office is rarely tidy and is usually covered in scraps of fabric and little bits of thread. There are a few other things that sit here and keep me company whether I'm sewing, computing or wrapping up orders. For one, my camera is rarely more than an arms length away.

Scraps, camera. Scraps, camera. I'd been thinking about it for a long time, but for whatever reason yesterday I grabbed a hunk of scrap fabric and set about sewing myself a new camera strap. The scratchy black strap that came with my DSLR simply wasn't going to cut it anymore.


After posting the finished product on Flickr yesterday, I've decided this strap is a winner. 2 hours later I ordered 20 yards of black webbing and 100 of what I now know are called triglides and keepers. Folks, you're looking at what will be the newest addition to the Splityarn product inventory. Custom camera straps. The camera straps will still be a week or two away from getting listed so in the meantime I updated the shop with a whack of new pouches. Move over zippers, now there's something…uh, meatier?

Red and pink mod matchies!


  • Miriam said:

    I’m so glad you’re going to sell these! I will definitely get one from you.

  • frecklegirl jess said:

    Oh! I want one!! So pretty!
    I started doing the 365, seeing all your great photos, and I want to learn to use my big girl camera. (ordered some For Dummies books- haha)

  • Edith said:

    Oh, I love it! My two dslrs need new straps. If you can throw in a manly styled strap or two so I can buy one for my hubby too!

  • Christina said:

    LOVE the camera strap.
    I shall be checking etsy to see when you post them.
    ; )

  • Carole said:

    Can I pre-order one of these? I just love it!

  • Abbe said:

    Yay! I totally want one.

  • Fanny said:

    Oh, I totally want one of these! Great idea, they look awesome.

  • misti said:

    Very cool! When I get my own I will totally order one!

  • nancy said:

    such a great idea, our fancypants camera is officially the husband’s…will you be making straps for boys too?!

  • liz said:

    I love it! How would you feel about guitar straps?? I’ve got a Taylor that would look fantastic with a custom SplitYarn strap…
    and I wonder how one would look with my Canon Powershot G9…too much strap for a camera that’s NOT a DSLR?

  • danielle said:

    Ooh, I may have to jump on the camera strap bandwagon. I just got a new DSLR and a custom-made strap would be PERFECT!

  • Julia said:

    Yes Please! I’ll take mine in Greeeeeeeen! (Srsly, Great. Idea.)

  • finnyknits said:

    I want to put in my order now – for a certain person’s birthday that is a few month’s off, but when you see a perfect gift, you have to get it.
    I’ll keep an eye out for an update on the blog for when these have hit your store.
    Awesome awesome, Caro – as always!

  • Kim U said:

    Squee!!! I can’t wait until you list these, spectacular idea.

  • Peacock Chic said:

    wow what a great idea!! Those are going to be fantabulous!!

  • maryse said:

    of course you know how freakin’ fantastic i think this is.

  • Steph said:

    Yay! I can’t wait to see the straps!

  • Christy / Not Hip said:

    I like it when there is something meaty behind zippers
    Nice strap

  • Melissa said:

    This is such a GREAT idea!!

  • Becca said:

    I received a new camera today for my birthday, and was *just* thinking about looking on etsy for a fun camera strap!! Now I will wait anxiously for your shop to carry them!! Squee!!! So exciting!

  • vanessa said:

    SWEET! Can I pre order mine????
    I love this.

  • brenda in toronto said:

    w00t! can’t wait!

  • k said:

    That is so awesome – much better than my scratchy strap with “EOS Digital” splashed in huge letters. I may just need to get one of these when they come out…

  • CatieP said:

    What a beautiful and wonderful idea!

  • Manise said:

    Brilliant! I want one too for my new DSLR! Are you taking pre-orders??

  • amanda said:

    Ok. That’s me stalking your Etsy shop for the next few weeks! I just have to have one!

  • Jaime said:

    Ooh, those straps are awesome! I don’t have an SLR (yet!) but want one of these. 😀

  • Crystal said:

    Oh gosh! Love your camera strap. I am so glad I stumbled on your blog. I just got a Canon Rebel XTI and was kinda unhappy with the pics it is taking but I see you have the same camera and your pics are amazing. Now I gotta get that lens you recomend and a better photo editing program, READ the camera manual, and try again. You have insired me. Oh and I gotta make a snazy new camera strap. Mabye that too makes a difference in pic quality. Ha!
    Love your blog. :)

  • MiniMolli said:

    Great idea! I hope you make a bunch because I want one too! I currently have my father in-law’s from the 70’s which is pretty swanky itself but I’d love to be able to switch them out occasionaly. So creative!!

  • Momo said:

    What a fantastic idea!

  • Momo said:

    Oh, Love your blog by the way!!

  • Specs said:

    Aw man. I have been able to talk myself out of buying pouches from you by giving myself a stern, practical talking to (“what do you need another pouch for?” etc), but I think I won’t be able to resist the practical and pretty camera strap. Daaaaarn yooooooou, splityarn stoooooooore!

  • nova said:

    You know, what everyone else said. Awesome.

  • Leslie said:

    Awesome strap! Pure genius.

  • Uli said:

    I just love the camera strap!!! Wow…..

  • Joanne said:

    OK. I must buy one of these for my Nikon. I currently have a hand strap on my camera. But at times I need to use a strap. My current strap is ho-hum. I will keep watching you site.

  • Christine said:

    Do you do custom orders? I feel the need for a coordinating strap, wristlet, and if you’re up to it — compact flash card holder. So I can coordinate it all with my branding. :-)

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