Another felting question

for my felted bags, the patterns called for a strap in stockinette stitch. when i felted the first one, i coiled it and placed a rubber band around it, as per pattern, but it was still too curled to be used. i have to remake the strap for that one and for the other one, but don’t know what to do now. i don’t think garter stitch would be appropriate because of the way it stretches, but i was thinking like a large seed stitch? i know the felting will mostly obscure the seed stitch itself, but hypothetically it seems it would be sturdy after felting and also flat and straight. thanks for any insight on this! :slight_smile:

I haven’t felted straps, but theoretically it makes sense.