How-to: Seatbelt Strap on Ju-Ju-Be HoboBe

 Pictured on left the Sea Amo HoboBe with nylon lime green seatbelt strap and on the right the Pinky Swear Hobobe with a black seatbelt strap.

Pictured on left the Sea Amo HoboBe with nylon lime green seatbelt strap and on the right the Pinky Swear Hobobe with a black seatbelt strap.

So, you've got your HoboBes and decided to purchase a seatbelt strap (yay!) - now what do you do? Well, have no fear! I don't do YouTube videos, but I have good old fashioned pictures. 

What you will need:

  • Seam ripper
  • Small scissors  (optional)
  • NO FEAR (not optional)

The good thing about the JJB hardware is that it was made to be removed. The only place you'll need your seam ripper on the original strap is the shoulder pad. 

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You've got your straps and if you ordered from Natalie's Seatbelt Straps then you won't want to open them because they look too pretty all rolled up and wrapped.

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And, your seam ripper. These are easy to find, I bought mine at Walmart.

 It's not you, it's me.

It's not you, it's me.

Hello precious Hobobe with your awesome strap. It's not that your strap is ugly, I just need a change.

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We start with taking off the hardware on one side. I recommend lifting the part of the strap in the middle of the hardware for some room to remove the it underneath like so...

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Squeeze and cinch it together to remove the part of the strap that is looped.

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Viola! Then, just slide the other part off.

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Do this on the other side, then remove the hardware completely and slide the strap out of the D-rings.

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Now, we work on removing the shoulder pad.

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Take your seam ripper and have at it. Remember to work on the thread that runs across the strap.

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So, you've got both sides done and your strap still isn't sliding out? Wtf?! 

 

 Don't panic.

Don't panic.

There is thread that runs along in the middle of the shoulder pad that you can't see. This is a job for Natalie's video.

I personally recommend working on the underside of the inside of the shoulder pad as shown below. 

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Watch the video, but really it just takes patience and determination. I have small hands, so if I can do it you can do it.

Once you are victorious, slide that thing right off and pat yourself on the back. 

This is where you can use your small scissors to clean up any loose thread. 

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Goodbye old strap. Now it's time to get the new one on.

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This part is easy, just work in reverse.

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Remember, squeeze & cinch :)

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Repeat on other side and now you have a beautiful new look...

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Enjoy!!

I hope this was helpful :)