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Whatcha Craftin’ ~ Guitar Strap

I was hoping to post the Sew Along dress today, but I still haven’t finished it. I’ve been busy doing so much other stuff. I’m almost done with it though so maybe I can post it later this week.

For Christmas, Brynnan got a guitar. Mark asked me to make him a guitar strap to go with it so I did. It was easy and fun. I did have a few problems along the way so I’ll share them so you don’t make the same mistakes I did if you ever make one:)

I found a tutorial on pinterest, of course, and picked out my fabrics. Mark helped me pick out the fabric we thought Brynnan would like. I think we did a good job:)

Here are some pictures of the process. I followed the tutorial with the measurements, but I should’ve changed them to fit the smaller kid size strap hardware I had. Where did I get the hardware? From one of the 2 guitars we have for the Wii/guitar heroes game! LOL We already had it on hand and I didn’t have to go out and buy new ones. We will eventually someday have to replace the hardware for the guitar hero guitar, but I’m not too worried about that:)

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I used heavy weight fusible interfacingI sewed the two pieces together at the ends and then ironed the interfacing on it.

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I followed the directions and sewed it all together.

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This was the first time I got to use my walking foot!! Since there were so many layers it was better to use the walking foot. I was excited to try it out!!

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Looks fun, doesn’t it? I like it!:)

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And here he is with the strap on his new guitar:)

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I don’t know if you can tell from the pictures, but the strap is a little too wide. I also had to cut about a foot or more off the bottom so it would fit Brynnan. I should’ve measured before I started, but it all worked out in the end. Brynnan thought it was so cool that I made him a strap for his new guitar. I told him that Santa asked me to make it so there wouldn’t be a problem there:) I want to take credit for everything I sew!! Some imaginary man isn’t getting any of it for my hard work!! LOL

Here are some close ups of the strap:

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Mark bought the guitar at Deseret Industries a couple weeks before Christmas. Wanna guess how much it cost? $10!!! I think it’s the best $10 we’ve ever spent!! 🙂

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Well, that’s it for today. Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you have a great day!!

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