I spend a great deal of time in my car. Whether I am commuting to and from work, traveling to family’s houses a few hours away, or just running errands, I find my self in the car A LOT! One of the most frustrating things is when my bag drops on the floor, and everything spills out! I had recently seen a really expensive “car bag seatbelt” being sold on the internet. There is no way I would spend $20 on one of these clips when I can make a few DIY bag clips for half of that, on my own. They clip right on to the headrest bars. Check out how easy and inexpensively you can make these too!
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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 6 1/2 inches in length.
- Use a lighter or matches to melt the edges of the webbing so it won’t fray.
- You will NOT want to set the webbing on fire! All you want do is (carefully) run the edge of the webbing through the flame. You will see that on contact, the webbing will melt a tiny bit, preventing fraying. This swipe through the flame should last about 2 seconds a side.
- Once your edges are melted, fold down one end at a time 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.
- Once stitched firmly, clip the carabiner through the loops of the webbing.
- Clip one end on the bars under the passenger side headrest and clip a bag to the other side!
- 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!