How to Connect Two Ends of Nylon Webbing

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Things You'll Need

  • Scissors

  • Nylon Webbing

  • Needle

  • Thread

  • Lighter

Tip

When attaching your nylon ends together, give ample room to create the bonding stitching. There is no set scale to follow, so use your judgment based on the webbing's intended function.

If extremely strong bonds are needed, try using industrial strength thread, which can be found at any hobby shop or sewing boutique.

Warning

Failure to melt the cut ends of nylon together may result in the ends fraying apart. This could be harmful to yourself and others depending on what the purpose or use with nylon is.

Always be careful when using a lighter avoid burns or injury.

There are many practical uses for nylon webbing because of its flexibility and strength. You can see it in almost every aspect of your daily life in seat belts, medical and safety equipment, sports equipment and even leisure activities like camping. If you are constructing such items, there will come a point when you need to attach nylon webbing ends together.

Step 1

Prepare the nylon. To do this, unroll the lengths of required nylon that you need from the roll and cut it as straight as possible. With your lighter, sear the ends so the nylon melts slightly to keep fraying from occurring.

Step 2

Overlap the ends of the nylon you need to attach together. You will need to overlap the nylon by one to three inches. Failure to give enough bonding support will result in the nylon pulling apart. The more you overlap, the stronger the bond. Never overlap less than two squares. If your item will be holding weight, overlap the webbing by at least four squares.

Step 3

Stretch stitch the nylon ends together. (To stretch stitch, stitch forward twice and then backwards once.) Stitch across the top first, then go down either side, across the bottom and finally back up to your beginning point.

Step 4

Securely loop the closing end and stitch an "X" in the middle of your square. This "X" adds support for the pull that will occur during tension on the nylon during use.

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