Sure you can buy adjustable strap hardware at any craft store, but why spend the money when you can make slides out of coordinating or contrasting fabric? Thanks to Nancy Z. and the video I watched over and over (and over), I made an adjustable strap for a purse I recently made. I decided to make the strap longer than Nancy's. Her's is cut at 36 inches long and 2 inches wide. I thought this was too short for a my bag since I want to be able to wear the bag across my body. I decided on 46 inches long, which, after completing will be 28 inches, I determined the width, 3 inches, after measuring the fusible interfacing I used. The process was pretty easy. Let's get started!
2 strips of fabric cut to determined length and width + fabric for the slides*
Fusible Waistband Interfacing (like Dritz Perfect Waistmaker)
*Make the fabric slides by making one interfaced fabric strip a few inches longer and cutting off two strips. Iron these strips in half and then in half again. Then edgestitch. By using the fabric from the strap peice, you are creating slides from matching fabric. If you want to accentuate your slides, omit this step and use different fabric.