Whether you need a new strap to hold the face of your watch around your wrist, an arm band to carry your MP3 player or a foot strap to secure your feet to the pedals of an exercise bike, a Velcro strap can do the trick. Creating a Velcro strap is a relatively simple and inexpensive do-it-yourself project. All you need to get started are a few supplies you can purchase at a hardware or arts and crafts store.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Fabric strapping or webbing of desired thickness
Cut a piece of strapping or webbing based upon where you plan to use the strap. If you are making an arm strap, cut the strap long enough to wrap around your upper arm one and a half times. For a wrist strap, cut the strap long enough to wrap around your wrist one and a half times. For a foot strap, cut the strap long enough to wrap one and a half times around a shoe.
Slide the strapping or webbing through any slots on a device you plan to use. For example, if you are making a wrist strap for a watch face, slide the strapping through the slots on each end of the watch face. If you are making a foot strap for an exercise bike, slide the strapping through the slots on the pedal. Skip this step if you are making an arm strap because most MP3 players already have clips to hold the device to a strap.
Cut a piece of Velcro looping the same width or slightly narrower than the strapping and the same length of the strapping. Stick it to the inside of the strapping or webbing.
Cut a piece of Velcro hooking the same width as the Velcro looping and approximately one third the length of the strapping and stick it to the outside of one end of the strapping or webbing.
Put the Velcro strap on by fastening the hooking and looping to form a tight strap on your arm, wrist or foot.
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