I measured the length and width then added 1" to each. So measurements were 25" x 2.75"
Fold the ends over 1/4" and press to help hem stay
Use a ruler and measure 1/4" in from the edges, You should have 2" in the middle
Sew one end of the two pieces together. It's helpful to pin the fabric together so that it doesn't slip around while your sewing. Back stitch the beginning and end.
Next cut your fabric to ruffled. This will need to be double the length of your strap. I cut a 42"x 1.75" strip.
Next I stitched a zigzag hem on my ruffle fabric. With the top of the fabric up so the zigzag shows. Then sew a basting stitch down the middle of your ruffle fabric. Pin one end to the base fabric and pull the strings at the end to make the fabric "ruffle"
here you will need to play with the ruffles to get them even
Pin the fabric down and sew a stitch down the middle
These fabric roses came from my scrapbook stash I just hand stitched them on.
Next I pined my ruffle over towards the middle of the fabric to avoid catching in the stitch (good idea but then it was hard to get the pins out form the inside-got pricked about 6 times! OUCH!)
Fold the to loose ends together, you will be looking at the underside of your fabric, sew a line all the way down. Back stitch the beginning and end.
AND VIOLA! Once you flip the fabric from inside out you get this!