The Ultimate Budget Ukulele Hanger! The Uke Sling from UK Ukee. Free to those with shoelaces…

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The moment you have all been eagerly anticipating! Yes, here it is, instructions to make your very own Budget Ukulele Hanger.

The Uke Sling from UK Ukee!

Uke Sling from UK Ukee - Budget Ukulele Hanger

I developed this after frustratingly snapping another shoelace and after all these years of having no good use for the long bit of shoelace left over (tight huh). At last I’ve found a useful, recycling, eco-friendly way of using those old shoelaces as a handy Budget Ukulele Hanger… The Uke Sling from UK Ukee!

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The Uke Sling from UK Ukee is very versatile! You can use it to hang your ukulele on the wall, hang your ukulele on a coat hook while travelling with your ukulele, hang your ukulele from one finger or even to carry your ukulele over your shoulder when out and about at ukulele festivals and gigs.

No tools required to make your very own budget ukulele hanger (Uke Sling), unless you want to be really smart and use scissors to make things neat 🙂

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Here are the 6 easy steps to make your very own Ultimate Budget Ukulele Hanger

The Uke Sling from UK Ukee:

Step 1: Gather your tools and materials… an old shoelace (and scissors if you’re fussy).  
Step 2: Tie a tight knot as close to each end of the shoelace as possible.  
Step 3: Tie a slip-knot at each end of the shoelace as close to the other knots as you can, so the slip-knots slide freely along the loop.  
Step 4: Slide the slip-knots over the lower (closest to the body) tuning pegs of your ukulele.  
Step 5: Gently tighten the slip-knots against the tuning pegs.  
Step 6: Pull the loop of the shoelace up, away from the body of the ukulele and tie a knot close to the headstock of the ukulele.  

Eh voila! You have your very own Ultimate Budget Ukulele Hanger! The Uke Sling from UK Ukee.

If the Uke Sling gets in your way while playing, just tuck it under itself.If you find the loop on your Uke Sling is too long, simply add a knot or two in the loop, thus shortening the hanging length.

You can of course use a nice new shoelace for this and it would be recommended, to ensure a long-lasting strong ukulele hanger is produced. I managed to get two Uke Slings out of one new 45″ (114cm) shoelace.

I’ve found that the rounded nylon shoelaces are good for making your own budget ukulele hanger, these can be bought very cheaply on the high street or the internet and come in a multitude of colours and patterns giving you the freedom to customise your ukulele hanger to suit your own personal ukulele experience.

If you have any questions about making your own, just ask, I’ll be happy to help. Please send me images of any you make as I would be very interested to see them and may even post about them!

Free ukulele hangers for all, when you make them out of old shoelaces! The Uke Sling from UK Ukee.

See the Uke Sling on Instructable

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6 thoughts on “The Ultimate Budget Ukulele Hanger! The Uke Sling from UK Ukee. Free to those with shoelaces…

    Jason Gulledge said:
    24th April 2014 at 11:39 am

    This is a fantastic tip, thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

      UK Ukee responded:
      24th April 2014 at 11:42 am

      Glad you like it! Thanks for the feedback.

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    Rob Bell said:
    25th April 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I use elastic bands for the same thing, attached to plastic plant yo-yo holders on a curtain wire it’s like a floating ukulele display!

    Liked by 1 person

      UK Ukee responded:
      25th April 2014 at 4:03 pm

      Sounds interesting but a bit complicated, do you have a picture?

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    Rachel said:
    21st September 2015 at 7:21 pm

    This works well and saved me a lot of money and space. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful idea!

    Liked by 1 person

      UK Ukee responded:
      6th October 2015 at 11:55 pm

      Great! Glad you find it useful 😀

      Like

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