Seatbelt bags and purses have become all the rage! I purchased one and got so many compliments I wanted to try making one of my own. This bag is made of 2 inch wide heavy duty nylon seatbelt webbing. It was super fun to make, and is very sturdy.

I hope you try making one of your very own!

Step 1: Tools and Materials


  • An industrial sewing machine or vintage all metal sewing machine (Note: If you try to make this with a regular sewing machine with plastic pieces, you will break needles left and right, your sewing machine will jam, and you will be shouting at it wanting to throw it out the window. So for the sake of your sewing machine and your sanity, use a metal machine!)
  • A jean or leather sewing machine needle.
  • Sewing pins
  • Cutting mat
  • Cutting ruler
  • Rotary blade cutter
  • Sewing scissors
  • Marking pen or pencil
  • Measuring tape


  • 30 ft or 10 yards of 2" seatbelt webbing
  • 1/2 yard material for bag lining
  • 1/2 yard muslin or scrap material for sewing the seatbelt together
  • Heavy duty thread
  • 4 Metal loops for handles
<p>I love this!!!</p>
<p>This is super cute! I couldn't help voting for yours even though I also have an entry in the bag contest. Way to go. Your new cover pic is much better now - you can see the different colors. Looks sturdy too.</p>
Thank you so much for your vote! I really appreciate it! I viewed your bag earlier. It's very clever! I don't think I've ever seen a bucket bag. I love the fabric you used! I love rocks!
<p>I love the sheen! And the beautiful paesley lining you chose!</p>
Thank you! I'd like to make another one with more crazy colors.

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Bio: My name is Kellie and I'm a physicist with a passion for crafting! I love learning new skills and making things. Some of my ... More »
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