Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Show your dad how much he rocks!

Dad's really rock! There's no better time to let him know than on Father's Day. It’s time to hit the replay button on that old tie and let it play a different tune. You can refashion that necktie into a simple guitar strap. You’ll have a chart-topping Father’s Day gift that didn’t cost a dime.

Here's the how-to: materials you need
- necktie
- ruler
- fabric scissors
- 1 ½” wide slide and tri-glide
- needle and thread or sewing machine

1. Cut off the tip of your tie 4.5” from the skinny end.

2. Take this piece and slip the slide through the cut end. With the wrong side of the tie facing up, fold the cut end down to keep the slide in place. Sew the fold in place with a running stitch.

3. Take the long necktie piece and slide the cut end through the tri-glide. Then, slide the end through the slide and back up and around the center of the tri-glide. Fold the cut end down about 1”. Stitch in place with a running stitch.

4. Create buttonholes on each end of the necktie, starting about ¾” from the end. Make the buttonhole about ¾” in length. It’s best to keep the buttonhole on the tighter side because you want to ensure a secure fit on the guitar. Attach each end to your guitar. This new camera strap is ready to make its big debut!

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