How to Add Adjustable Straps to Sunflower

How to Add Adjustable Straps to Sunflower

Sunflower is one of mine (and my daughter's) favorite sundresses but sometimes the tie straps aren't always practical. Adjustable straps can make a great addition to our Sunflower Dress. Not only do adjustable straps make Sunflower practical for all occasions, they are also perfect for kids that grow so quickly. Today I am going to show you how to make this quick adjustment to this already gorgeous pattern.

What You’ll Need

How to Make and Assemble Your Adjustable Straps

Start out by cutting the strap pieces using the crossover straps measurement in the cutting chart of the pattern. You will also need to cut two strap pieces for the back using the width from the cutting chart x 3" length.

Follow steps 2-3 in the pattern instructions to construct both the straps and back pieces.

Next, loop the material through the ring and pin and baste to keep it in place.

Pin the strap and ring to the back piece using the markings on the pattern pieces, right sides together and sew in place.

Next, loop the long piece of your bias tape through your slider.


With the stitch side up, feed the loose end of the bias tape through the ring.


Next, take the loose ends and thread it through the slider to create the adjustable strap.

Fold down the end of the bias material and sew a tight zigzag stitch in place to secure the tape to the slider.

Untwist the strap and lay flat before continuing with the pattern instructions.

Do you plan to use adjustable straps for your upcoming Sunflower dress? Let me know in the comment below!

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