Today I'm going to show you how to turn this:
Ready? Let's get started!
- 1 flash drive lanyard
- 3/8" twill tape
- general sewing supplies
Step 1: Remove lanyard hardware
Step 2: Cut your twill tape
My fun pink twill tape (that I got on clearance a while back--score!) is 3/8" wide. The opening on that little piece of hardware we saved is actually about 1/4" wide, but it's okay.
I cut my twill tape to about 58 1/2" and it fits me perfectly.
Step 3: Thread hardware onto twill tape
Step 4: Sew raw ends together
(Note: I was very careful to make sure that I didn't have any little twists, but because of the way things get folded, I ended up with one anyway. So maybe you do want one twist in there? I'm not sure. Feel free to experiment to see what's best for you. In the end, I was fine with the one little twist.)
*TIP: If your sewing machine tends to eat small things like this, keep a firm grip on your thread ends and use the hand wheel on your machine instead of the foot pedal and it should hopefully keep your sewing machine from turning into a mean mean monster.
Step 5: Enclose raw ends
(Very technical, I know.)
Also, I just wanted to add that I had originally planned on sewing a little line right down next to the piece of hardware to keep the hardware from sliding down the strap. If you'd like to do that, do it now!
|Olivia wearing her SPRING DRESS and Me|
So now you're ready to be on your way!