I finished up a few spring designs earlier this week and sent the files in for plating. So, what does a letterpress printer do while waiting for plates and trying to avoid the other zillion things that should be done in the mean time? Why, they make custom straps for their husbands that have recently
taken up purchased a guitar.
Ok, so I have no idea how to make a guitar strap, but I have a fabu sewing pattern for an all-purpose adjustable strap. But, I must first find some owl-themed fabric because hubbie collects them – owls, not owl-themed fabric because that would be, you know, weird.
As I said, the strap is no problem. It is the tab thingys that are baffling me. But, I am a MacGyverite. I have an old leather purse, plenty of sturdy cardstock, and a very sharp pair of mini scissors.
Several hours later, I have a template and some newly cannibalized leather purse parts. Next, sew, sew, sew. These tab thingys must not come apart so stitching is severely reinforced.
Owl-themed strap attached to a dusty guitar. That needs to be tuned. And actually played. Or put up for sale on eBay.