I'll try that then. I don't really need to use the webbing again, as it's only short pieces for attachments.
How about handsewing webbing in a loop? I wanted to put a D ring on a piece of webbing that's sewn right into the seams of the item, since I don't want to do major surgery on the nylon material by removing it. It wouldn't be taking any major loads. If I used a machine to sew it then I would need to leave enough webbing to fit the foot of the sewing machine between the D ring and the fabric, and I don't want it flapping around. I figured that if I sewed it by hand then I could get it much closer to the fabric. Would an ordinary needle and a thimble be adequate, or would it be too much of an ordeal pushing the needle through the doubled webbing?
Actually, come to think of it I don't need a D ring - all I need is a smaller webbing loop. The webbing loop comes out of a seam and doubles back on itself and is bartacked through, so cutting it out would be a major pita. It's about 8" of exposed webbing currently, but I really only need enough to be able to fit some light bungee cord through.
I know it's silly to cut things up to save a few grams, but I just can't help myself