I don't think cotton will be strong enough, so I have decided to weave a strap using nylon thread from Hobby Lobby. In addition, I have also decided to do card weaving which is stronger than inkle weaving... not that my feet are really heavy or anything, I just want this strap to last 11 years like the original one! I really wanted bright orange, but it didn't match my bike nicely enough, so I went with neon pink and blue:
I am thinking of a neat line design... just something pretty, neat, and functional!
At the same time that my strap broke, my cable also broke and when I took my bike to the shop, they said that I needed to get the gear cassette re-done! A few days later when I picked up my bike, the shop asked me if I wanted to keep the old gears and I said yes because I figured I could make some craft project from it! My top secret idea is in the works:
I like all the circles and patterns in the gears. They took forever to clean up!
Speaking of a few small repairs, poor Scoutie didn't make out so well with his last shave... the razor MIGHT have taken off just a little too much on his head! Poor boy... at least it's growing out!