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    Default Homemade Uke Leashes?

    Does anyone have any homemade uke leashes / straps? Mind sharing pictures? I know the uke leash is pretty popular but 1. I'm poor. 2. I don't even have my uke yet LOL, but for future reference ya'know. 3. I want something more my style instead of just black.

    I just want to see what people have done and what kind of patterns people have used along with materials. So, share your creations whether they look professional or not! Heh.

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    I just bought 5 or 6 of them as cheap as they are. You would probably spend more on materials and time spent making one then if you just bought one.

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    It's not very stylish, but a long boot lace or shoe string would work or even a long piece of cordage of any type. The Ukeleash itself though would be much easier to use if you are having to remove it and put it on frequently.
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    An older gentleman that comes to my uke group has one made out of an old neck tie. His wife stitched the bottom loop for him. I don't have any other information or pictures but at least you know a neck tie is long enough and they are dirt cheap at thrift stores if you don't already have one at home.

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    I use a lanyard with a hook I dug up from a friend's project box:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Markr1 View Post
    I just bought 5 or 6 of them as cheap as they are. You would probably spend more on materials and time spent making one then if you just bought one.
    As usual, I agree with Mark.

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    @nix: I never thought about using a tie, but that makes sense! There are lots of neat looking ties around I bet they'd look great.

    @Captain Simian: That looks great! A lanyard is a good idea, and one I also didn't think of!

    @ Markr1 & coolkayaker1: I actually have a lot of materials so the actual cost wouldn't be too much, especially with awesome selection at thrift stores (you can find some cool stuff!) As mentioned I also want to make my own so it can have a pattern on the material or something instead of just a solid color strap, if that makes sense? Supporting the uke leash and buying from there is awesome as I have heard only good things, but I want something more than just a solid color. I was thinking about using cotton material and folding it / sewing it to fit right.

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    I use these:

    http://ukethong.com/

    Now I REALLY blushed when I found this on my search for "Uke Thong":

    http://www.cafepress.com/+uke_player...hong,544545913

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    The Uke Leash already covered the ground you are looking to cover. Strikes me as silly to over it again. That said, a quick search of the UU archive will show you where everyone else went before Lori came along and solved the problem.
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    @ricdoug: Haha, that second link! That's too funny.

    @Bill1: That's a good recommendation about belts. I always look at thrift store belts thinking of things to use them for!

    @Harold O.: I don't really see it as silly since I want to make something out of fabric I find "cute." I'm a very crafty person so anything I can do myself I like to do as it puts more of a "me" spin on things I suppose. I also did search before I asked but only found minimal threads. Just wanted to see what other people were using and get ideas is all.

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