How to Make a Banjo Uke Strap

Tired of having to sit down to play your banjolele? Make yourself a strap!

Here is how:

Step1: Make a plan.

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Step 2: Gather your material. I used:

  • 2 fabric pieces 7cmx20cm
  • 1 fabric piece 7cmx97cm
  • 1 shoelace (about 70cm)
  • 2 plastic buckles for 2cm wide straps
  • 1 plastic strap slide

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Step 3: Fold and iron the fabric pieces 2 times so you end up with 1.75cm wide straps.

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Step 4: Now sew along the edges with a few millimeter allowance on all straps,

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Step 5: Take on short strap and sew one part of one buckle to it by making a loop.

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Step 7: Cut about 32 cm of the shoelace.

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Step 8: Make a knot so you have a 7cm loop.

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Step 9: Stuff the ends into the loop of the short strap and sew over,

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Step 10: Repeat Steps 6-9 for the other short strap.

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Step 12: Push the loose end of the strap through the slider after looping through one buckle part,

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Step 13: On the other end sew on the last buckle part, You have now a finished strap

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To fixate your strap to the banjolele, disconnect the buckles and slide the shoelace loop through one of the metal J-hooks on the head.

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Pull the other end of the short strap through,

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Do this also with the second short strap and connect the long strap the short ones. You did it.

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