I have to start off by saying this concept was not my idea. O.K. so... I think we've all seen the clips that attach to the pedal, but the idea of clip cloping around in special shoes really doesn't appeal to me. Also the payout didn't seem like it would be worth it. I was wrong. I had really never thought about how much potential energy you could add to your biking output, until I saw thishttp://www.wired.com/reviews/product/pr_feetbelts
. I was sold on the idea but me being me I figured I could make my own with stuff that was lying around the house. It actually was much easier than I anticipated because lucky for me there were holes in the pedals exactly where they needed to be. I'm sure there are pedals out in the wide world that are not as lucky as mine happened to be, so if you happen to be one of those few poor souls I recommend a drill.
Edit: I have since making these straps had the chance to use these and they work surprisingly swell. I am very happy with the finished product.
Edit: Someone pointed out that the straps aren't adjustable, and while he's right, at the time all I had at hand was what I ended up using, which I like a lot actually. But, that being said, if you wanted to make these adjustable you could just snip them in the middle,(you might want to do something to stop whatever material you are using from unraveling) and add a buckle or some other similar device. Those kind of things can be gotten on the cheap at any craft store or better yet a Michaels or whatever.