This article will teach you how to make your roller skate leash.
For skaters, this is a great project for anyone who loves skating but wants to be able to keep their hands free while carrying around their roller skates.
This hand-made roller skates leash is simple and requires only a few materials found at most craft stores.
Items you will need are:
- Tailor measuring tape
Steps on how you can make your roller skates leash
If you want to make a leash for your roller skates, here are the steps to make a leash for your roller skates.
Step 1: Measure roller skates toe diameter
You will need a tailor measuring tape to measure your roller skate toe diameter. Here are the steps:
To do that:
- Wrap the measuring tape around the widest part of your toe.
- Make sure it is snug but not too tight.
- Write down this measurement.
Step 2: Measure the length of the roller skates leash
When measuring the length of a roller skate leash, it’s important to consider how much slack you want when the leash is hanging on your shoulder.
If you have a lot of excess leashes, they can get in the way or become tangled.
So what is the best length for the leash?
A good rule of thumb is to have about 12-18 inches of slack when the leash is hanging on your shoulder.
To measure the length of the leash, start by placing your tailor measuring tape on your shoulder and adjust accordingly to the length you are comfortable with.
Step 3: Be Ready with your leash
Fortunately, there are many places where you can buy leashes for roller skaters.
One place you can buy leashes is at a sporting goods store.
There, you’ll likely find leashes made by different companies.
Brands like Flexi create leashes that are specifically designed for roller skating.
However, these leashes can be a bit pricey.
Another option is to purchase a leash from a pet supply store.
These stores often carry cheaper leashes that work just fine for roller skating.
Just be sure to get a long leash to accommodate your skating needs.
Lastly, you could also order a leash online.
Step 4: Cut the leash
After you have measured the length of your leash with a tailor’s measuring tape, use sharp scissors to cut the leash.
Important! Be sure to avoid any fraying or loose threads on the fabric.
If there are any problems with the cut, you can always seal it with a little bit of clear nail polish.
Step 5: Use fire to enclose the leash on both sides
When cutting a leash, it is important to enclose the cut on both sides with fire.
Doing this will help prevent the cut from becoming infected and keep the leash from unraveling.
The easiest way to do this is by using a lighter!
Just hold the lighter close to the cut, light it on fire, and keep the flame going for a few seconds so that both sides are properly enclosed.
Step 6: Make a loop over the leash on both side
There are a few different ways to make a loop over the leash on both sides.
1. One way is to take the leash in one hand and make a loop with the other hand. Put your hand through the loop, and grab the leash close to the loop with your fingers. Now, twist your hand, so the loop tightens around the leash.
2. You can also do a simple knot like you would tie your shoelace.
3. Another way is to put one end of the leash over your shoulder and take the other end in your hand. Make a loop with your hand, and put your hand through the loop. Grab the leash close to the loop with your fingers, and twist your hand, so the loop tightens around the leash.
Step 7: open a hoop and put it around our skates.
Open the leash hoop and put it around your roller skates toe area.
And make sure the leash hoop is tight, so it doesn’t come loose.
After that double confirm agian are the leash hoop is tight and secure.
Step 8: You are done!
Conclusion on how you can make your roller skates leash
There are many ways to make a roller skate leash.
The method you choose will depend on your needs and what you have available to you.
Also, make sure you use a sturdy material that can withstand the roller skates’ force, and test the leash before using it in an important situation.
Lastly, have fun and stay safe while skating!