Velcro violin neck restraint wearing out on case
Any advice for repairing the velcro neck restraint in my case? It seems wasteful to get rid of the case because of this tiny tear. I'm good with a needle and thread...
Hmmm...at first I thought you meant the velcro was wearing out, which would have been an easier fix than this. That's a hard one. It's hard to see exactly what is going on, too.
I've replaced the Velcro strips (male & female) on a number of things (even my shoes) using both self-stick Velcro and also using super-glue to fasten the Velcro strips - that should be no problem.
I'd staple some velcro to the vertical bits of the case under the neck. That's the best description I can come up with, and I suspect describing any solution is going to be harder than devising it!
I would go with Andrew’s suggestions. Adhesives would be more secure on fabric than staples and less likely to scratch anything.
My velcro is crapping out too. I'm going to cut them out and replace with leather tie.
I hear supermagnets are hot now. (neodymium)
I think magnets demagnetify when you heat them.
Only if combined with being bothered
David, a colleague who knows stuff told me that they can tell a lot about a house fire by inspecting magnets like the one that holds the fridge closed.
Thanks, everyone, for your suggestions. David, it's the fabric on the strap that's shredding. I'm not sure what you mean by "liner." The velvet lining the case is fine, the stickiness of the Velcro is fine, but it's useless if the strap tears off.
Liner = velvet lining.
Make a new strap. And you want the strap to shred before you want that velvet lining to shred so maybe choose your fabric accordingly. Probably need to go to a very knowledgeable fabric store, which leaves out JoAnns, unless you’re really lucky.
This is precisely the reason I get cases with leather restraining straps. They are much longer lasting.