I am sure everybody who once owned or held a guitar at some point of there life, after some time became tired of holding a heavy guitar or you may just be in the mood for a new guitar strap.
Here I will show you how to make a paracord and leather guitar strap.
This is what you will need.
- Paracord (Different colors if you feel happy)
- Pen or Marker
- Scissors (knife not necessary)
- Leather or something similar
- Hole punch
- Old guitar strap(optional)
I will just be using my old strap as guide to the length of my new strap.
Step 1: A little leather work
To start I made the end flap from leather since I have a surplus stash hidden and it will last a lot longer since my old strap that where made from vinyl started to slip from the guitar.
I took the design from my old strap but the flaps can be any basic shape as long as the slit in cut into it where the guitar attaches. I am also using the same flaps for both side since I will be the only one using the guitar so it doesn't have to be adjustable. If you decide to make you own design or want to make the strap wider, to watch out for the hole where the paracord attaches.
Using a pen I just traced down the old straps flap and using the scissor to cut out the leather.
The next thing I did was to punch holes into the leather. For my strap I am doing a ''boosted'' version of the 6 strand flat braid with 10 strands. Instead of making 10 holes, I will be only making 5 and looping the paracord thought the holes double.
Using the pen, I evenly spaced the holes and using a punch I made the holes.
You must also make a slit to where it will attach to the guitar.