Originally Posted by nu2hike
I hope to machine sew! My sewing machine is fairly light weight but hopefully it will do the job!
Will polyester unholstery thread work?
I used polyester webbing for mine with polyester upholstery thread. Did a wide zig-zag stitch with a short stitch length, forward, back-stitch, and forward again. That way you have 3 layers of interlocked stitching. I did the over-lock like that on all stitches I think. Box stitch and then X stitching in the middle. They show no sign of letting go so far. I only did 1 box on each end though, and I've seen some folks do multiple boxes per end of their straps. Up to you what you feel safe with. I'm fine with just 1.