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GUITAR STRAP

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
  • Necktie
  • Ruler
  • Fabric scissors
  • 1½-inch wide slide and tri-glide
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine

DIRECTIONS

1. Cut off the tip of your tie 4.5 inches 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 inch. Stitch in place with a running stitch.

4. Create buttonholes on each end of the necktie, starting about ¾ inch from the end. Make the buttonhole about ¾ inch in length. (Tip: 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.

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GUITAR STRAP

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  • Necktie
  • Ruler
  • Fabric scissors
  • 1½-inch wide slide and tri-glide
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine

DIRECTIONS

1. Cut off the tip of your tie 4.5 inches 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 inch. Stitch in place with a running stitch.

4. Create buttonholes on each end of the necktie, starting about ¾ inch from the end. Make the buttonhole about ¾ inch in length. (Tip: 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.

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CELLPHONE/IPOD CASE

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  • Necktie
  • Ruler
  • Fabric scissors
  • Large button (about 1-inch in diameter)
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine
  • Ponytail holder or 3 inches of elastic cord

DIRECTIONS

1. Cut your necktie 12½ inches from the wide end. Set the upper, skinny portion of the tie aside for another project.

2. With the wrong side of the tie facing up, make a fold ½ inch down from the cut end. Sew in place with a running stitch.

3. Flip the tie back over onto its right side. Place a large button about 2 inches down from the sewn edge. Sew this button into place.

4. Flip the tie over so the wrong side is facing up and the pointed end points away from you. Fold up the bottom 4 inches of the tie and stitch up the left and right edges to form a pocket. The button should be on the front and center of this pocket.

5. Attach the ponytail holder to the project by sewing the ponytail holder onto the inside edge of the pointed tip of the tie. The pointed end of the tie is now a top flap to the gadget case and the elastic cord is now the fastener. Flip down the flap and hook the cord over the button to secure your gadget in the necktie holder.

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EYEGLASSES HOLDER

MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES

  • Necktie
  • Ruler
  • Fabric scissors
  • Button
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine

DIRECTIONS

1. Cut your necktie 16 inches from the wide end.

2. Add a buttonhole to the tip of the tie starting ¾ inch from the end. Make your buttonhole large enough to fit your button.

3. Place your button about 1¾ inch from the cut edge. Sew in place.

4. With the wrong side of the tie facing up, make a fold ½ inch down from the cut end. Stitch in place with a running stitch.

5. Fold up the bottom 6 inches of the tie and stitch up the left and right edges to form a pocket. The button should be on the front and center of this pocket.

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