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Adjustable straps (Tip/Technique)
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Posted by: Leora
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Posted on: 2/20/07 1:04 PM
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I put together this tip for anyone who doesn't have a RTW top hanging around to look at. It is simple to do and comfortable.

My blog has pictures to accompany each step: Adjustable straps. Click each picture for a larger view.

Materials needed:

1/4'' bra strap elastic (plush) or 1/2'' fold over elastic
(4) 3/8'' Strap Rings
(2) 3/8'' Strap Slides

1) cut (2) shoulder straps 11-12 inches (mine are 11 3/4'')

2) After applying elastic around the armhole, leave extra elastic to attach rings to the top. These raw elastic extensions on front and back of top are about 1 1/4'' long.

3) Attach plastic ring to each raw elastic strap extension on front and back of top and tack down with straight stitch

4) Sew one slider ring at one end of each shoulder strap

5) Feed strap up through front ring with strap wrong side up, top right side up and pull strap through lower slider

6) Pull strap through upper slider

7) Slip strap through back plastic ring and secure with straight stitch, try on and adjust to fit

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3 Comments      Login to Add a Comment
SewVeryTall said...
Very nice photo tutorial, Leora! Adjustable elastic straps are soooo much better [especially for when the elastic starts to stretch out].
2/21/07 7:26 AM
jbrewer said...
Thanks for the very detailed instructions.
2/21/07 9:30 AM
Tany said...
Thanks for this tip!
2/24/07 9:27 PM

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