I like handbags with longish handles, but I found this adorable red one for $5 at an opshop. It had a short handle, which some people may adore, but alas, I don’t.
And I couldn’t resist buying it (as usual), and started planning on fixing up the strap. But the only reason I actually got around to fixing up the strap, was because this blog was waiting for more updates!! So I have this blog to thank, really, for the nice shiny handle on the nice red handbag sitting next to me.
Here is the handbag with the old strap.
Here are the supplies I used:
I snipped off the stitches on each side loop, that held the old handle on.
Well, that photo is of when I tried using a knife that was close by to cut the threads. It didn’t work that well, so I went and found some scissors! They worked much more successfully.
Here is my chain. You would never know it was actually 2 dog collar things I got from a pet shop….gasp! They were so cheap, though, only $1.50 each, and they were the right size!
So I joined them together, hooked them onto the loops I had unstitched, and then stitched the loops back on with red thread.
and that was that! So easy, and I am very pleased. I know… I didn’t need another handbag, but I thought I WANT A RED HANDBAG, OOH CHEAP!, and then OH YES, AND IT WOULD BE A GOOD THING TO PUT ON MY BLOG (or was that and excuse?).