How To Make Straps
- 1 piece of 6 x 2.75 inch (15.5cm x 7cm) midweight cotton or home decor fabric (same as the basket fabric!)
- 1 piece same size cotton for lining
- 1 piece same size fusible fleece (or any other type of interfacing you prefer)
- coordinating sewing thread
- sewing machine, iron, scissors or rotary cutter+mat, pins, ruler
- one set of KAM snaps pieces (4 pieces: 2 caps and a socket and a stud piece)
- KAM snap pliers (best get them in a set)
- an awl
- template (free for subscribers to the newsletter, you can join here.)
The FINAL (straightened) hanging strap size is 2 inch wide by 5 inch long (when sewn in).
Your FREE TEMPLATE
How To Make A Strap For Hanging Baskets
1) Using your template, cut out 3 pieces of fabric:
- 1 piece from outer fabric
- 1 from lining fabric, and
- 1 piece out of fusible fleece /stabilizer.
2) Using your iron and a piece of cloth, apply stabilizer to the wrong side of the outer fabric.
4) Turn the piece inside-out, using a chopstick, a point turner tool, or something else that is not sharp. (You don’t want to poke a hole into the fabric.)
5) This is the flap-form piece. Now we’ll add the KAM snaps.
- 2 caps. They will be installed on top of the outer fabric layer. See the image below.
- 1 socket piece
- 1 stud piece
Get your KAM pliers and the awl ready.
- On the SLANTED end of the FLAP: use 1 cap + 1 stud piece
- On the other (unfinished) end of the FLAP: use 1 cap + 1 socket piece
|Get the KAIA Pattern here.|
Or, if you prefer the scalloped top, this one: