Attention pocket fans: Ring carabiner & Co

In this tip, I would like to introduce how to self-sewn bags pocket belt / bag carrier in a different way than the conventional type optically satisfactory, but also very efficiently attach to the bag.

Normally, a pocket belt with a (rotary) carabiner to a permanently attached to the bag D-ring, four-ring or an eye hung. This is not always cheap "pleasure" with self-sewn bags, because so far you needed per bag two D-rings o. Ä. And two carabiners (hook).

While browsing the internet I have so-called ". ring carabiner"or"carabiner ringsThey offer a great alternative, which I have tried out on my currently sewn bag and of which I am so excited that I would like to introduce you here.Since I have met and processed these ring karabiner now, I see them then more often to buy bags (grins?)


The carabiner ring is - as the term implies - ring-shaped, but has at one point in addition a retractable opening and thus at the same time a snap hook.

Now the steps for the production and attachment of a pocket belt

A) First, I sew a strap for the suspension method presented in detail below.

In order to be able to individually adjust the length of the pocket strap later in the length, a so-called.belt adjuster? postponed. At the center rail of the adjuster, the end of the strap is sewn with a large loop (see photos). An adjuster is inexpensive to purchase and remains in any case permanently on each belt. For the term belt adjuster, these terms are also frequently used: adjuster = slider = slide = clamp buckle = regulator or push bar buckle.

Super detailed instructions for attaching a Verstellers there on the Internet - just googling under "Pocket belt sew yourself" or?


At the opposite end of the webbing is only a 7 cm long loop sewn (see photo) - this is just no D-ring or similar interlocked - finished is the Taschengurt! This loop must have only such a convenient opening / width, that you later hook the ring karabiner easily (!) And also remove it (see more under).

The finished belt thus has two "empty" ends, both of which open only in one loop (see photo). With these two ends / loops, the finished strap is later hung on both sides of the bag in each case a ring karabiner = hooked!

B) These ring carabiners, in turn, need to be attached to the actual bag? become.

The part to which the finished belt is attached is called "bag suspension"It can be sewn either vertically in the side seams, in sports bags horizontally in a cross-seam or - as in my featured bag - visible from the outside on the side seam of the bag In all cases, this bag suspension must be at least as wide / high, that the ring carabiner can be comfortably hooked in and out again later again: Again, the ring carabiner is not firmly sewn (otherwise you could take a cheap "normal" ring ...)


C) How does the belt attach to the bag, more precisely to the ring karabiner?

Hook a ring carabiner into a bag hanger: is it ever on the bag?

Hook one of the two ends of the finished sewn strap into exactly these ring carabiners: For this you have to u. Turn the ring karabiner "around it" until you see its flap opening - this is now pressed on and the pocket belt end hooked!

This is exactly the procedure on the opposite side of the bag / bag suspension with the other end of the strap: hook in the ring karabiner and the pocket belt one after the other: done!

The advantages of the above method are:

  • not only the overall lower material costs, but also
  • the fact that you can remove the hinged, currently in use bag strap in just a few seconds from the bag, because "tick off" and can exchange for a second / other belt: The belt can therefore be changed at any time color to match the outfit - a nice Bauble, you need to material costs for the straps so only the pure webbing (+ a Versteller) and nothing else - the "new" belt must be only in color and the material and the other bag in the right light :-)
  • and another advantage: In the ring karabiner used by me (inside diameter 34 mm) fit differently Wide webbings, so that you can flexibly change from pocketbelt to pocketbelt in the material width (25; 30 - 40 mm)

So, and as a last, unbeatable advantage I want to call this:

For all stitched and still to be sewn pockets you need a total of only two (yes: only two!) Ring karabiner, because you can tick off this from the bag suspension of the bag X and hook on another currently carrying bag Y again!

Here are tips in the tip

  1. Nice for us seamstresses is that instead of ready-to-buy straps, you can also sew your pocket belt made of fabric, imitation leather, leather, cork, oilcloth or a combination of them (!) - who wants, always without any rings!
  2. If you do not want to adjust his pocket belt later in length generally / in the manufacture of the Taschengurtes only a limited amount of material, fabric has or the material for the belt is relatively heavy or relatively heavy for a heavy bag relatively thick (because padded ), then just think, the belt adjuster simply omit: The relatively long = doubled cloth loop then accounts for material consumption.
  3. But if you want to adjust an already thick pocket strap in length, then absolutely use such a belt adjuster, which has a movable center bar: This bar is namely flattened on its underside. So you can pass through a thick belt easier, because the belt must indeed be placed over and under the middle rail before you sew it.
  4. If that still is not enough and the Gurtversteller despite sliding center bar the double? Threading? still does not work, then buy the belt adjuster 5 mm wider - at finished belt width of 3 cm now so for the belt adjuster 3.5 cm - otherwise possible adjustment later not to the joy.

Where to Buy

? for ring carabiners

? from the leather retailer (if in the vicinity), a Upholstery, a saddler or over the Internet - in a well-stocked department store, I have not yet discovered them. Be sure to pay attention to the price and the associated very different quality: The inferior are made of aluminum, seem unstable and are usually offered in a pack of ten (which we do not need anyway) and shine not so great. The ZGD shown in the photos is zinc die cast (ZDG): this ZGD combines quality, stability (and also higher weight) with a great look! Such high-quality ring carabiners are usually offered in a double pack at about EUR 6,00 / pack - they are also available individually from specialist retailers.

? for belt adjuster:

Because my bag had to be ready on time, I could instead of a "normal"? Verstellers (the one with a movable center bar) only acquire those whose middle bar was rigidly mounted. At first I was disappointed with the unfamiliar shape and thought that this was also an obstacle when threading the webbing, but far from it: There were no problems - on the contrary: The stage had a much nobler appearance, I think, because both sides of the approach seam of Middle rail is not visible (please see the photo). If several pockets are planned or the girlfriend is also a pocket fan, it is worth buying a ten-pack here. But please compare the prices for the same quality here as well.

So, your head smokes certainly? If in some places something is not yet clear enough, I'm looking forward to your queries!

More about my latest bag (with the Ringkarabinern - of course) follows immediately in the subsequently uploaded tip here at FM!

Best regards - until the end

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