My musician friend Erin (of Mix Tape) celebrated the big 3-0 this weekend. I made her a little gift so she can coordinate outfit to instrument on stage. I like the fact that it’；s functional (a guitar strap for her fancy-schmancy guitar) but also homemade (a cover made with a teensy bit of a gorgeous fabric she actually gave me for my birthday). This simple DIY works for camera straps， guitar straps， or any sort of strap. I think it would even work for a BELT! Think of it， you could have ONE belt with a bunch of covers to match all your cute outfits. How prudent.
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You’；ll need 1 strap and some fabric ( I usedHeather Ross Far Far Away Unicorns in Blush). Some fusible fleece would make it extra cozyanniversary gifts for couples， but I didn’；t have any and was unmotivated to drive around searching for it. Here is the guitar strap I bought at guitar center：
1. Wash， iron and cut your fabric. Measure the length of your strap and add one inch， measure the width of your strap and add 1 inch. My pieces were 24″； X 5″； for a final size of 23″； X 4″；：If you’；re using fusible fleece， cut pieces the same size and fuse it on now.
2. Fold the short ends under 1/4″； and iron， then another 1/4″； and iron：Then sew in place with a complimentary thread (you’；ll see this seam).
3. Fold the strap cover in half the long way with right sides facing and sew up the side. You can serge the edges：Or fake serge by using a zigzag stitch (if you are going to do this， cut your fabric 1/2″； smaller for the width so you can catch both edges)：
4. Turn your tube inside out (if you need help figuring out how， use the safety pin method I walk through in the DIY Booster seat post for the straps)， then iron it flat with the seam in the middle of the back side：5. Slide it over your strap. It’；s going to be snug， this part is kind of a pain. If you wrap a rubber band around the end of the strap that helps it hold this shape， which makes it easier to slide on：
You’；re done!Make a few different ones：Wrap in a cute package and give to friend：
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