Santa left me an almost perfect prezzie under the tree…
a butter soft vintage handbag large enough to tote my necessities about!
Unfortunately it was missing the shoulder strap…
Fortunately this DIY diva came up with lickety split solution:
I like to wear my bags hands-free messenger style so a long, adjustable strap was a must!
Here’s what I did:
I headed to the charity shop & scored a bag with the type of adjustable strap I wanted (for only €1) and grabbed a couple of chopped lanyard clips from my stash.
I carefully detached the strap from the bag using this rivet removal method.
Looped the strap around the ends of the lanyard clips & hand stitched the open edges close.
Popped in some glue for extra strength.
Once dry, I clipped my fancy new strap to the bag and headed out:
Hooray! No hands!
(if you’re digging my ginham coat dress take a peek at how I refashioned it right here)