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« on: March 11, 2009 10:42:23 AM »

Hi, everyone!  I just discovered Craftster recently and I've been snooping around for a couple of weeks.  I've been very impressed with how nice everyone is here and all the awesome things people come up with!  I figured that I wanted in on this awesome community so I am adding some of the things I've done.  Here is one my favorite cross stitch projects I have done so far:

I made this guitar strap for my husband last year.  He wanted it to look retro so we went with some pretty out there colors.  I really liked the way it turned out, though!  I also made a Joust guitar strap that I will post soon, as well.

*EDIT* Thanks everyone for your kind words!!  You make a girl feel special Smiley  To answer your questions, the guitar strap was pretty hard to poke through, but not impossible.  I used a thimble and a large needle (sorry I don't remember the size).  I didn't use a cross stitch needle because it kept slipping around the fabric of the strap.  The sharper pointed needle made sure the thread went where I wanted it to.  And to how I got them pretty even was I used tear away paper (or waste cloth - not sure what they call it everywhere else).  It makes a grid on your piece and the grid can be pulled out from under the stitches when you're done. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009 10:46:59 AM »

Very cool.  I totally love it!

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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009 11:03:47 AM »

Welcom to Craftster!  Cheesy That looks great.  Was the nylon strap hard to poke through?  What kind of needle did you use?

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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009 11:06:49 AM »

Welcome to Crafster!  The guitar strap is awesome - you did a great job!  Can't wait to see what else you have done!

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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2009 12:07:43 PM »


First LOVE the piece, seriously.

But what caught me was its on a guitar strap. I tried to stitch on mine a year or two ago and got so frsutrated. The strap looks like it is perfect for cross-stitching but I just got so frustrated. So since you have done it (and done it so well), any pointers?

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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2009 12:40:23 PM »

Nice.  I can only imagine how hard it was to stitch through a guitar strap.  Very nice.

« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2009 12:54:50 PM »

Welcome to the online addiction that is Craftster.

Your guitar strap is really cool.  I'd be interested also in hearing how you stitched through a guitar strap.  Heavy!  Thimble?

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2009 06:24:01 PM »

This is so full of win & awesome! Kick ass guitar strap!
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2009 08:19:59 PM »

I'm guessing that took one giant needle to get through the strap. I love all things nerdy, so this is amazing. Nice work!

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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2009 09:45:55 PM »

Yeah and welcome! Such an awesome idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

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