This is how I make my pad eyes ,I am not sure if it i the best way but it works
I use 1 inch webbing
cut a piece 8 inches long,I burn the ends to stop it from raveling
now fold it so that you have 1 inch sticking out past the edge on top.
I always have welding rods around so I use them ,a nail or any small rod will work . Heat it on the stove
now burn a hole threw all three pieces
this does two things ,gives you a hole and melts the area aroound the hole togeter and serves as a washer
Wala you have a soft pad eye ready to bolt on your yak,
are there any better ways to do this?