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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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  • 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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