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About

Handmade Straps is a Nashville based online business founded by me, Amanda Brewer. I specialize in making the most unique and comfortable straps for guitar, banjo, ukulele, and mandolin.  

 

About Amanda:

I grew up on the Connecticut shoreline and have been nurturing a love of design from a very young age. All Handmade Straps are created and designed by myself. I consider myself an artist and try to incorporate creativity into each day. I believe wholeheartedly in creativity as a lifestyle and in finding and following your passions. My favorite musicians include Ray Lamontagne, Gillian Welch, Band of Horses, and Iron & Wine. I play clawhammer banjo, guitar, and have been lead vocals for several bands in the past. When I'm not making straps, I write stories, narate them and turn them into short films I call Storyscapes. Click here for my Youtube channel and short fiction

 

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What's cool about Handmade Straps? There will be a limited number of each strap made. Working with the textile industry, fabrics are designed, produced and "retired" before you can say go! Often, I'll find a really great fabric, buy as much of it as I can, and when it's gone, that's it, it's gone. Maybe only 30 straps in that particular pattern will exist in the world forever! So, when you see a strap you love, don't wait to buy it because it may not be available in another couple of months!

How it started:
Years ago I needed a strap for my acoustic guitar. I searched music shops far and wide for one that I liked, but everything I saw was just OK. Returning home (complete with sewing studio), I decided to make a guitar strap that was more my style. I had been sewing anything and everything since the age of 12, and loved creating something out of a pile of material with no pattern, no blueprint. My strap turned out really cool. Naturally, I made a bunch more, showed them to local stores and friends, and everyone said great things about them. Then, I bought a banjo and I needed a banjo strap... Handmade Straps was officially founded in 2010 and now ships specialty straps to musicians worldwide. 

 
 

 



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