DIY Textured Loop Strap Connectors Tutorial

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I’ve provided Free PDF Instructions, a Picture Tutorial, and a Video Tutorial for you to learn how to quickly and easily install gorgeous, professional-looking strap connectors in any bag pattern.  I hope you enjoy these tutorials and learn something useful to use in your own bag making.

Free Download Shop Strap Connectors

Picture Tutorial

Cut one 1 ½” by 4” piece of Peltex for each connector. Make sure your project is stabilized properly before continuing.  For most hardware, use a light weight woven interfacing, such as Pellon SF101, depending on your fabric and the desired shape of your project.

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According to the connector placement on your pattern, mark the four prongs of the connector on your project.
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Additionally, mark the four prongs of the connector, centered on each piece of Peltex.
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Use a small scissors to cut a short slit for each prong placement mark on your project and Peltex. Use a seam ripper to help get started if needed.
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Apply fray stopping liquid or fabric glue to the slits.
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Insert the prongs of the connector through the slits in your project, from the right side to the wrong side.
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On the wrong side, add the Peltex over the prongs.
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Bend all prongs away from the center of the connector.
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If desired, fuse a scrap of light weight woven interfacing over the connector on the wrong side, large enough to cover the prongs and Peltex (approximately 3” by 6”).
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Your connector is secured and ready to use!

 

Video Tutorial

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