As hard as I try I simply can’t resist the lure of the €1 bag bin at my fave charity shop. Rummaging through those tangled straps always reveals a hidden vintage treasure.
Although not always in perfect condition my retro beauties can easily be spruced up with a bit of refashionista creativity:
Discover my 3 simple methods for adding a fabulous chain strap to those vintage clutches, bags & coin purses:
Grab your fab thrifted finds, some sturdy chains & pliers.
I upcycled some chain found at the bottom of my toolbox & the remains of a broken necklace.
Method One: simply add the chain to the existing strap hardware of the bag.
Method Two: Add a large jumpring around the corner of the metal clutch frame.
Um yeah, that totally didn’t work as the jumpring interfered with closing the bag…
Method Two, Take Two: Snag some coordinating embroidery thread & securely stitch the ends of the chain to the clutch on each side of the clasp.
Method Three: Attach the ends of the chain to the hole in the hinge on each side of the coin purse frame.
I think I’m digging my coin purse necklace the best!
Which is your favourite?