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ROCK STRAP - Pattern for a strap for every purpose

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ROCK STRAP  is a versatile alternative to a “regular” adjustable shoulder or cross body strap. Sometimes a wider strap is more comfortable but a smaller swivel hook is just better for the bag. ROCK STRAP fastens to your bag with 1” (2.5 cm) swivel hooks via a transition “bridge” that reduces from rectangular rings on a 2” (5 cm) or 1-1/2” (3.8 cm) strap to the 1” (2.5 cm) swivel hooks.  Or transitions from 1-1/4" (3.2 cm) strap to to 3/4" (1.9 cm) swivel hooks. Consider adapting the BRIDGE ends to use your ROCK STRAP for a camera or instruments by replacing the swivel hooks with appropriate findings.

FEATURES:
  • Made to be removable via swivel hooks, can be used on handbags, totes or duffle bags
  • Bridge transitions from 2” (5 cm) strap to 1” (2.5 cm) swivel hooks
  • Bridge transitions from  1-1/2” (3.8 cm) strap to 1” (2.5 cm) swivel hooks
  • Bridge transitions from  1-1/4” (3.2 cm) strap to 3/4” (1.9 cm) swivel hooks
  • Strap is adjustable from about 68” to 42” (173 cm to 107 cm) and can be cusomized
  • The strap can be made with webbing, fabric, vinyl, cork or a combination of materials
  • ROCK STRAP is meant to be embellished - consider rivets, studs, spots, beads, ponchos, leather strips, a D-ring for your keys or a tassel, embroidery, overlays - the possibilities are endless.
  • Bridges can be made from fabric, cork, vinyl or leather and is topstitched and fastened with rivets or stitching
PATTERN INCLUDES:
  • Drafted pattern pieces for the bridge and measured pieces for the strap
  • All construction is suitable for a domestic sewing machine
  • STRAP WRAP directions in EXTRAS
MATERIALS and SUPPLIES:
ROCK STRAP
For 2” (5 cm) strap - 60” x 8” (150 cm x 20 cm) quilting weight cotton, linen, cork or vinyl OR 2” (5 cm) webbing
For 1-1/2”(3.8 cm)  strap - 60” x 6” (150 cm x 15 cm) quilting weight cotton, linen, cork or vinyl OR 1-1/2” (3.8 cm) webbing
For 1-1/4”(3.2 cm)  strap - 60” x 5” (150 cm x 12.7 cm) quilting weight cotton, linen, cork or vinyl OR 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) webbing

BRIDGES:
  • 1 - fat eighth or equivalent of contrast fabric, cork, vinyl or leather for BRIDGES.
  • Interfacing (Brand names are suggestions only. Substitute with your local version.)
    • 2/3 yard (.6 m) woven fusible interfacing, 20 “ (50 cm) wide  (e.g., Pellon Shape Flex SF101)
    • Small piece of Pellon 809 or similar heavy non-woven fusible interfacing - about 7” (18 cm) square
HARDWARE
For 2” to 1” (5 cm to 2.5 cm)
  • 1 - 2” (5 cm) slider
  • 2 - 2” (5 cm) rectangular rings
  • 2 - 1” (2.5 cm) swivel hooks
For 1-1/2” to 1” (3.8 cm to 2.5 cm)
  • 1 - 1-1/2” (3.8 cm) slider
  • 2 - 1-1/2” rectangular rings
  • 2 - 1” (2.5 cm) swivel hooks
For 1-1/4” to 3/4” (3.2 cm to 1.9 cm)
  • 1 - 1-1/4” (3.2 cm) slider
  • 2 - 1-1/4” rectangular rings
  • 2 - 3/4” (1.9 cm) swivel hooks
You will get a PDF (931KB) file

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