You are driving along the road. Suddenly, Sam the Squirrel darts across the lanes of traffic and you SLAM on your brakes to avoid squashing him! Sam is saved! Next thing you know though, the entire contents of your bag that was on the front seat is all over the floor of the car. It is inevitable that something really small that you NEED rolls under a seat and is almost impossible to retrieve. Does this scenario sound familiar?!? I would bet that something like this has happened to almost every driver on this planet. I know it has to me, and I have found a really simple solution. These DIY Bag “Seatbelt” Clips for the Car take minutes to make, are simple to use, and keep your things perfectly organized and safe. You will never have to crawl through your car on your hands and knees again!!!
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Between traveling, commuting to work, or just running errands, I spend a great deal of time in my car. More times than I would like to admit, I have had to pick up my bag and all its contents up from the floor after stopping short. 🙂 Can you relate? Here’s a tutorial on how to make some DIY Bag “Seatbelt” Clips to prevent this from happening. It is one of those little things in life that make it so much better!
Here’s what you need:
- approximately 6 1/2 inches of 1”webbing for as many clips as you want to make
- a lighter or matches
- sewing machine or a needle and thread
Here’s what you do:
- Cut a piece of webbing 5 1/2 inches in length.
- Use a lighter or matches to melt the edges of the webbing so it won’t fray. Most webbing is made out of plastic and is considered a polyester. Plastic melts, so be careful when singeing the ends. I swipe the flame along the edge of the webbing for only a second or two.
- Once your edges are melted, fold down about an inch. This will form a loop in each end of the webbing. Use a zig-zag stitch, or MANY hand stitches to fasten the side down. Repeat on the other side as well.
- Once stitched firmly, clip the carabiner through the loops of the webbing.
It is as simple as that! When I have a passenger riding in my car, I flip the bag clip to face the backseat. This way, if I need to reach into my bag for something, it is within easy reach, and the contents won’t spill all over the back seat either. These clips also come in really handy when traveling with a suitcase as well. You can clip a bag to the handle of the rolling suitcase and never have it take a spill in the airport! 🙂
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