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© Rosemary Waits (a.k.a. Quietish)

A small amount of fabric in your favorite house colors.
Matching thread
Guitar strap hardware (leather or nylon; or an inexpensive strap to plunder parts from)
Ironing board, or flat heat-resistant surface

Finished Measurements
2 inches wide x 53.5 inches long (5.08 cm wide x 135.89 cm long)

Cut your fabric as follows:
  • Ten - 4.5 inch x 5 inch (11.43 cm x 12.70 cm) of the main color (MC)
  • Nine - 1 inch x 5 inch (2.54 cm x 12.70 cm) of MC
  • Eighteen - 1 inch x 5 inch (2.54 cm x 12.70 cm) of the contrast color (CC)

Begin sewing the smaller pieces together, with ¼ inch (0.64 cm) seams, in a (CC, MC, CC) pattern, creating swatches of smaller stripes.

Press the seams away from your lighter color so that they do not show through.

Snip the ends of the threads out of your way.

House Guitar Straps - Figure 1

Sew those smaller swatches to the larger MC pieces, making sure you have a larger MC piece on each end, “trapping” the CC bars.

House Guitar Straps - Figure 2

With right sides together, fold the strap lengthwise and pin with the stripes matching.

House Guitar Straps - Figure 3

Sew a ½ inch (1.27 cm) seam along the length of the strap.

Trim about ¼ inch (0.64 cm) from the seam.

Turn right-side out and press.

Author's Note: If your stripes don’t match up perfectly at the seam, you may choose to press it so that the seam lays on the inside or “wrong side” of the strap so that each edge of the strap then looks neat.

Turn in the open ends of strap and sew shut close to the edge.

House Guitar Straps - Figure 4

Sew several lines of stitching lengthwise along the body of the strap for stability. You may choose to play with decorative stitches here.

House Guitar Straps - Figure 5

Pass one end of strap through one of the leather or nylon ends and then through the adjusting buckle.

House Guitar Straps - Figure 6

Sew strap end to the inside of strap as shown.

House Guitar Straps - Figure 7A

House Guitar Straps - Figure 7B

Place opposite end of strap into the leather or nylon end and sew shut.

House Guitar Straps - Figure 8A

House Guitar Straps - Figure 8B

Rock out with your wizard self!

Final Product

House Guitar Straps - 1

House Guitar Straps - 2

Rosemary Wait (a.k.a. Quietish)'s tutorial was taken with permission from

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