Fabric Wrist Strap

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.

wrist strap 2
wrist strap 2

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.

wrist strap 3
wrist strap 3

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.

wrist strap 4
wrist strap 4

Feed the webbing inside.  Center between the ends.

wrist strap 5
wrist strap 5

Stitch down all four sides close to the edge.  Stitch down the center.

wrist strap 6
wrist strap 6

Fold together so the ends meet and the seam is on the inside.  Stitch through all layers close to the end.

wrist strap 7
wrist strap 7

Center the end in the strap end hardware and push in as far as it will go.  Carefully pound closed with a rubber mallet.

wrist strap 8
wrist strap 8

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.

wrist strap 9
wrist strap 9

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!