I bought some hook/key chain like things on my last trip to the big city. They have a D-ring on one end and the hook thingy on the other end. The D-ring was about 1.24" wide so I cut 2 fabric strips 1.5" x about 10" long.
Then I attached some fusible fleece the same size to the back of one strip. Next, I pinned them right sides together and sewed them together leaving a small 3" gap for turning.
I turned it out and with the opening edges tucked in, I pressed and pinned shut the opening shut. Then I top stitched all around the outer edges sewing shut the opening as I went. All of this took just 10 minutes!
Then I slipped one end of the strap I had made through the D-ring and stitched the ends of the strap together with two rows of stitching for strength. Finished!
They were so quick and easy to make that I threw together 5 more and even embellished one with a little vintage rik-rac I've been wondering what to do with. These can be made any length you like and I actually made one in a camouflage print that could be used as a short lead for training a dog. It came in handy when I had to use it to retrieve Rudy after he slipped out of his collar and went to play with the dog next door! I'm also wondering if I could find a way to use them as luggage pulls? hmmmmmm.....