Quote Originally Posted by Poppabear View Post
... It is very doable to hand stitch an eye in your strap... Done properly it will be every bit as strong as machine stitching.
Poppa Bear is right on the money with this tip. Tonite I just hand-stitched eyes in some brand new 1 inch (25.4 mm) webbing with polyester thread. I tried to break the eye by inserting a 1 inch dowel stick in the eye and pulling with all of my strength, but the eye was rock solid. Sewing something by hand can be so cool!

I think the trick to hand sewing your own webbing eyes is to keep a solid tension on the thread after each stitch.