DIY Suspenders

Check out ideas for a set of DIY suspenders that don’t incorporate a metal clip and fit custom to your body type.

  • Gary Larson was tired of suspenders snagging, so he took rural ingenuity into his own hands.
    Photo courtesy FARM SHOW
  • Suspenders are made from high-quality polyester, with no metal in them.
    Photo courtesy FARM SHOW

A rural Minnesota man wasn’t happy with the fit of his suspenders, or with the metal clips that seemed to always unclip at the most unhandy times.

“The clips had a tendency to rip up upholstery, both in the house and in my vehicles,” Gary Larson says. “I decided to redesign suspenders so that they would be comfortable, adjustable, durable, and most importantly, snag proof.”

The DIY suspenders are made from high-quality polyester, with no metal whatsoever in them. An adjustable back design lets you reconfigure the suspenders to your personal body shape, which will keep the straps on your shoulders without cutting into your neck.

“These suspenders will hold your jeans, hunting pants or dress slacks right where you want them, without irritating your neck or shoulders because there’s no metal in them,” says Larson, noting that he also wears a loose belt that slips through loops on the suspenders. “You’ll have total range of movement without worrying about straps slipping or clips popping loose.”

For more information, email Gary at

Reprinted with permission from Farm Show Magazine.
5/15/2018 7:40:44 PM

I used the plans at WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG to build my own suspenders – I highly recommend you visit that website and check their plans out too. They are detailed and super easy to read and understand unlike several others I found online. The amount of plans there is mind-boggling… there’s like 16,000 plans or something like that for tons of different projects. Definitely enough to keep me busy with projects for many more years to come haha Go to WWW.EASYWOODWORK.ORG if you want some additional plans :)

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