Keep your bags and belongings from flying on the floor in your car with these Bag "Seatbelt" Clips for the Car. They are really easy to make!

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:

  • carabiners  
  • 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:

  1. Cut a piece of webbing 6 1/2 inches in length.
  2. Use a lighter or matches to melt the edges of the webbing so it won’t webbing
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. sewingweb
  5. Once stitched firmly, clip the carabiner through the loops of the webbing. 
  6. Clip one end on the bars under the passenger side headrest and clip a bag to the other side!
  7. 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!
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48 Comments on DIY Bag “Seatbelt” Clips for the Car

  1. Where has this idea been all my life? Do you know how many times my school bag has fallen and I’ve had to pick up tons of papers and what not?! Little miss dexterous is little miss amazing!

  2. What a great idea! My purse is always sliding around up front…and my girls always have their activity bags…I could make like 10 of these! #LSWL

  3. I’m still surfing images on Whimsy Wednesdays and found myself on your site again. Good stuff!!! This is brilliant. Why have I been retrieving the contents of my bag off of the floorboard for years and years???

    • Hey Jill! Thanks so much! They really are great! I got so tired of loosing my bags to the floor! Thanks so such for visiting!

  4. Finally! Now I don’t have to worry about the contents of my purse getting strewn all over the floor board. This is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

  5. This is such a great idea! I have this problem constantly and with all shapes and sizes of bags – thank you for sharing! I will definitely be making one of these soon!

  6. What a great idea! I usually buckle my purse to the seat because I heard that a surprising amount of people are seriously injured and even killed from a purse or contents of a purse flying out in an accident.

    Love this idea. Pinning to my Deliberate SEWING board.

    Thanks for sharing and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely week.

  7. Seriously amazing idea! I can’t believe they would charge $20 for something so simple, but I think its an awesome idea. I think I even have everything I need to make one right now!

  8. These are so useful! It’s such a pleasure to read and share your helpful and informative guide to making Bag “Seatbelt” Clips for the Car.
    Thank you for partying with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing this!

  9. Congratulations! This post is going to be featured over at Diana Rambles tomorrow and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest and Tweeted. Please grab a featured button off my button page or via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

  10. Love this idea. My groceries are always falling out of the plastic bags. This will keep them coralled. Would make great gifts. Teachers would love this better than a tchotchke.

  11. What a Super Great Idea. I have those clips on hand, already!! My floor is ALWAYS falling to the floor and spilling all my “crap” that I carry. UGH!!! I think I will add a little embroidery to personalize, and add this in my gift pkg for my kids and friends for upcoming Holidays Thank you for the great tutorial and idea!!
    Deep Piney Woods of East Texas