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Guitar Strap Making How to Make Leather Guitar Straps

This post is a three part series on the subject of guitar strap making all on the same page for your convenience.

The leather I am using is from Tandy Leather in Fort Worth Texas and at the bottom of this page I will have the contact information you will need to order your leather and supplies.

I find that the Oak-Leaf leather number 9157-58 works good for tooling and carving designs deep into the leather to make a good looking guitar strap.

To line your guitar strap a 2 to 3 ounce smooth grain leather will work really good and give your strap a custom feel and look.

Guitar Strap Making Video One

Title- Guitar Strap Making Leather – Vegetable Tanned Leather – Veg Tan – Leathercraft Tutorial

Below is the text that goes with this guitar strap making video tutorial.

Guitar Strap Making Leather – Vegetable Tanned Leather – Veg Tan – Leathercraft Tutorial. DIY leathercraft learn How to make your own custom leather guitar strap. Leather supplies are very important to the leather worker and in this YouTube video I show you a leather I really like for making my hand tooled leather guitar straps.

Guitar Strap Making How to Antique Finish Custom Leather Guitar Straps.

Leather supplies Tandy Leather Eco-Flo gel antiques finish and Eco-Flo Super Shene resist layer are used on this custom leather guitar strap to highlight the oak leaf and acorn tooling.

Guitar Strap Making Video Two

Title – Guitar Strap Making How to Antique Finish Custom Leather Guitar Straps Tutorial

Text below goes with the antiquing tutorial.

This is a custom made leather guitar strap that I am antiquing I have allowed three coats of resist to dry so the strap will turn out the shade I like.

It is a good Idea to practice with your antique finish on a piece of scrap leather to understand how this antique process works. You may find that if your resist layer is to light the antique may be to dark for you.

I have plenty of sheep skin pieces cut and trimmed for this process as you can see in the video so I can remove and buff the guitar strap to get the desired look I want.

The third video in this series shows you how I groove my guitar strap with a C.S. Osborne scratch compass. The purpose of a stitch groove is to make a channel that the stitch can set down into to prevent the stitch from wearing out as well as it looks better than not having a groove.

Guitar Strap – How to Make Leather Guitar Straps – Sewing Leather – Custom Leather Working. DIY Guitar strap making tutorial learn to make your own custom leather guitar straps.

The guitar strap making video tutorial below shows you how to prepare your guitar strap so it can be sewn on a leather sewing machine.

Guitar Strap Making Video Three

Title – Guitar Strap – How to Make Leather Guitar Straps – Sewing Leather – Custom Leather Working

The leather and the guitar strap making supplies I used to make this guitar strap came from Tandy Leather in Fort Worth, Texas and North of Fort Worth in Watauga, Texas.

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Tandy Leather Store Manager in Watauga is Anthony Porter phone number 1-866-322-8965 or 1-817-503-2318 call and get him to send you  Tandy Leather Supply Catalog Buyers Guide.

To locate a Tandy Leather Store near you visit the Tandy Leather Website

To learn more about leather sewing machines and stitchers I have a article and contact information for some of the best sewing machines for leathercraft and leather working at Leathercraft Max

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Article and Videos by
Bruce Cheaney
Gainesville Texas USA

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