Tension Wrap

Materials List:
Medium to heavy weight wovens are suitable for this project. Yardage will depend on the dimensions of your project. You will need polyester or nylon webbing for straps and two sets of side lock clips.

To figure out what dimensions your final wrap should be in length and width, measure the item you wish to wrap, such as a rolled up sleeping bag or tent. Measure how far around the items is (length) and how wide it is when rolled up (width). Add a 4" allowance to length for a slight overlap of the wrap edges. Add 1" hem allowance to all wrap edges.

To make a wrap for an object 36" around by 12" wide, your pattern would need to be 41" by 14"

Sewing Instructions :
1. Cut fabric rectangle to pattern measurements.
2. To hem fabric edges using a double fold hem, fold 1/2" from edge and press, then fold another 1/2" and press. Sew hem using a straight stitch. Repeat on all four sides.
3. Cut an 8" length of webbing to create a handle. Lightly burn the ends to keep the webbing from fraying. Sew handle to the center of the wrap. You may want to reinforce the ends by sewing an "X".
4. Cut four lengths of webbing for the tension straps. Measurements will depend on your project size. Lightly burn the ends to keep the webbing from fraying and sew one end of each strap to fabric wrap.
5. Side lock clips have male and female ends. The male end is generally the side with the tension pull. Feed webbing from two straps into female end of clips. Double over the webbing and sew to permanently secure the femal end.
6. Feed the remaining webbing through the tension bars on male counterpart to the clips. This side of the clip does not get sewn in as it needs to slide to increase or decrease tension.

Application Ideas :
These tension wraps work great for camping, used for tents, sleeping bags, or tarps. They work very well for soft items that need to be compressed for storage! Size them up or down to suit your needs.


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