It has been way too long since my last blog post! I've had a lot of distractions over the last couple of months keeping me away from my "writes" including a new dog! Now I know what you all must be thinking, " she's going to do lot's of crafts related to her new puppy" and I want you all to know that you are absolutely right! At least for the next little while hehe :)
On a recent trip to Woofstock (a local festival for dogs) I noticed they were selling running leashes for $50-$60! There was no way I was going to pay that when I knew I could make the same thing at home for a fraction of the cost.
8ft Flat Nylon Webbing (found at fabric store)
2 metal hooks
1. Measure out the Nylon webbing to the length you desire- plus 4 inches for attaching hooks
2. Mark the nylon where to add the grommets - I wanted the option of mine to go across my chest and around my waist.
3. Use the grommet tool and a hammer create the holes in the nylon for the grommets. Do not feel intimidated doing this. There are very easy instructions on the box of grommets :) I also recommend doing this outside on a very hard surface like concrete.
This is what the tool looks like
These are the grommets
4. Now sew the hooks on either end. I used 2 rows of triple stitching (back and fourth 3 times) to secure.
And voila! Your new hiking / running / walking leash!