How to Sew Adjustable Webbing Straps for Covers

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Learning to make your own adjustable webbing straps is a very useful DIY that is sure to come in handy. This is a great way to secure boat or dinghy covers to your dinghy. But adjustable webbing straps can also be used to secure anything you want to keep covered. Our short video tutorial will show you just how easy this webbing DIY is. Let’s get started.

When sewing webbing straps for a dinghy cover, you typically want to space the straps about every 2 to 4 feet around the cover. So, you’ll need to measure your dinghy and figure out how many straps you need to make. There are only a few materials you need for this webbing DIY. Webbing, a webbing slider, a flat webbing hook, thread and a sewing machine.

We’re sewing our webbing strap in this how-to video using the Sailrite® Ultrafeed® Sewing Machine. This heavy-duty portable sewing machine is ideal for sewing through multiple layers of fabric, webbing, window vinyl, leather and more. The Ultrafeed can handle just about anything you throw at it.

Once you have your webbing strap sewn, you’ll sew the end of it to your cover. You can either sew the end of the webbing on top of the edge of the cover or tucked underneath — the choice is yours and webbing placement won’t affect securing the cover down.

And remember: We are sewing our adjustable webbing straps to a dinghy cover, but this webbing strap sewing DIY can be used for a variety of purposes. Webbing straps are also a great way to secure a speedboat cover if you don’t want to install snap fasteners to your boat’s hull. You can also use webbing straps for securing outdoor furniture covers to make sure the covers don’t blow away during storms and strong winds.

Once you learn how to sew your own adjustable webbing straps, you’ll be sure to find more uses for this skill than you originally thought. We hope you’ve enjoyed this short video demonstration and found it useful. Let us know if you have any questions. What uses have you found for adjustable webbing straps? Share your suggestions and ideas in the comments section below!