Introduction

If a purse has too much weight, a strap can break. It's more expensive to buy a new purse than it is to repair the strap. This guide will teach you how to repair your strap to have your purse back to working order.

Find a strap you want to use for your purse.
  • Find a strap you want to use for your purse.

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Make sure the strap is the correct length for your carrying preference.
  • Make sure the strap is the correct length for your carrying preference.

  • For example: crossbody, one-shoulder, crook of the elbow, etc.

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Put the strap through the handle attachments.
  • Put the strap through the handle attachments.

  • Make sure there is enough space (once the strap's end is folded) for you to carry.

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Fold the strap so there is a half-inch between the stitching line and the handle attachment. After you have threaded the needle, begin sewing the end of the strap to itself. Start at one end and move to the other as you sew.
  • Fold the strap so there is a half-inch between the stitching line and the handle attachment.

  • After you have threaded the needle, begin sewing the end of the strap to itself. Start at one end and move to the other as you sew.

  • Sewing: push the needle through both straps starting on one side. Then go underneath the stitch and come back through the strap. Repeat this until you have sewed a stitch across the entire width of the strap. Then tie a knot at the end and push the needle through one final time. Cut excess string.

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After you reach the other side of the strap's width, sew backwards on top of the existing seams for a locking stitch.
  • After you reach the other side of the strap's width, sew backwards on top of the existing seams for a locking stitch.

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Repeat steps 3-5 on the opposite handle attachment.
  • Repeat steps 3-5 on the opposite handle attachment.

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Use the scissors to cut any excess thread.
  • Use the scissors to cut any excess thread.

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Conclusion

Make sure the stitches are secure by gently tugging on the strap. If it does not come un-stitched, then you are finished with your repair.

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