Sometimes, it’s the small, simple things that catch my eye. I kept seeing these fabric straps all over the place, but never saw the hardware for them anywhere. I thought they were cute, but had given up making any until recently when I was searching one of my favorite supplier’s site.
I order the buckles for the paracord stuff my son makes from Creative Designworks. I recently found most of the hardware for my camera straps there. I also happened upon the hardware for the fabric straps. The ones I ordered are 1 1/4” wide.
I wanted this to be sturdy, but not with webbing showing. I decided to use it inside instead. I started with a piece of 1” wide webbing, cut to 13” long. It will easily slide over my hand, which isn’t exactly tiny. Plus, I wanted it long. Adjust yours accordingly.
Cut a piece of fabric 3” wide by the length of your webbing plus 3/4”. In my case, that’s 13 3/4”. The width is determined by doubling the width of the hardware and adding 1/2” for seams.
Turn the short ends of the fabric under 1/4” and press. Fold right sides together the long way and stitch the long edge. Turn and press with the seam centered.
Feed the webbing inside. Center between the ends.
Stitch down all four sides close to the edge. Stitch down the center.
Fold together so the ends meet and the seam is on the inside. Stitch through all layers close to the end.
Center the end in the strap end hardware and push in as far as it will go. Carefully pound closed with a rubber mallet.
The hardest thing about making these was finding the hardware. Seriously. I was concerned it would be difficult to close, but once it started to bend it was a piece of cake. Add a double jump ring to the end, and you can attach lots of things to this.
Are you wondering why I don’t have anything on the end of mine? Come back next week for another project that will answer that question!