A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 306,458
Currently Running With Scissors:
635 Guests and 14 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop

  Show Images
Pages: [1]
1  Re: Has anyone tried making the guitar strap? in Projects from The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller by DevaKali on: November 28, 2007 01:18:39 PM
OK... I finished the strap and he has used it live and everything. Smiley

I haven't used craftster to host pics before, so I hope this works...



Here you can (not quite) see the leather ends are sewn on. I just hemmed the edge of the strap, then looped it thru the leather bit and sewed it shut (using very heavy duty thread and a manual "serger" like seam.



I also made it adjustable with the little slider piece, since even hemp will stretch a *little*.



Here it is in action... He's in the black t, behind the lead singer. The strap held up well... his only complaint was that I was so careful to not make the last row too tight, that it ended up a little loose. This made the foundation chain row seem too tight. We slipped a shoulder pad onto the strap to keep the edge from digging in to his skin too much. I could have reworked the last row, but he wanted to wear it the next night. A *slightly* tighter last row would have prevented that. (But it didn't SEEM too tight until the full weight of the guitar was on it, so you might want to use some heavy duty safety pins to try out the feel before you do all of your hemming.

Hope that helps!
Report to moderator  THIS ROCKS  
Pages: [1]


FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Glass Blowing: How to Marver
Glass Blowing: How to Gather
Glass Blowing: How to Re-Gather
Glass Blowing: How Color Is Applied
Pottery: How to Make a Planter Pot
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Your Own Patron Saint
Folding in the New Year!
Tute Tuesday: Joan Jett Inspired Black Heart Soap

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2016, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.