How to make an adjustable purse strap with two clip ends16:26
Firstly you need to make your strap. Cut your fabric 4 x the width of your triglide and the eyes of your swivel clips. They should be the same otherwise you might have issues! You may want to cut the length to as long as you can, I usually like to go for around 50" if not more!
Fold your strap in half lengthways and press well. As you can see I'm only using a scrap for illustration purposes, but I usually always interface my straps if they're made from cotton.
Unfold your strap and press the bottom edge up to the centre crease and press into place. Fold the top edge down to the centre crease and press into place.
Fold the entire strap in half along the original centre crease and press into place. Stitch along both long edges.
Ok, now thread one end of your strap through triglide 1/2" and stitch to itself.
In the photo below I've got the triglide facing up, with the strap end stitched to secure on the right of it.
You won't see the strap end that's stitched by the triglide, although if you want to neaten it, you can fold the end under 1/4" before stitching into place.
Thread the other strap end through the eye of one of your swivel clips as shown above.
Thread the loose strap end through your triglide over the top of the strap you already have fixed there. This will mean that you won't see the secured strap end from the top.
You should have one loose strap end now, floating around with nothing much going on. Go ahead and thread it through your second swivel clip. Fold it about 1/2" through the clip eye.
You can either turn the end under 1/4" or if you don't have a raw edge, just secure it as it is. I used two lines of stitching and you can see the front side in the photo below.
These clips do swivel, so try to make it neat on both the front and back!
That's it, your strap is ready to clip onto your new bag!
You can find swivel clips & triglides in my Etsy store, and I offer combined shipping. Don't forget to use the blog discount code (ATHOMEWITHMRSH10) for 10% off!