Image 1/2: Here are the things you'll need: Image 2/2: You'll need a new male clip. Get it [http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/products/male-stealth|here!]
  • Does your front male clip look like this? Follow these easy steps to get your messenger bag back up to fighting shape!

  • Here are the things you'll need:

    • You'll need a new male clip. Get it here!

    • Wire cutters or heavy duty scissors.

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Image 1/3: Insert scissors in the space between the strap and the buckle's first loop and cut through. Next, insert scissors in second loop between the strap and the buckle's second loop and cut through. (It is easier to cut on the inside edges of the loops than to cut the loops in the center) Image 2/3: Insert scissors in the space between the strap and the buckle's first loop and cut through. Next, insert scissors in second loop between the strap and the buckle's second loop and cut through. (It is easier to cut on the inside edges of the loops than to cut the loops in the center) Image 3/3: Insert scissors in the space between the strap and the buckle's first loop and cut through. Next, insert scissors in second loop between the strap and the buckle's second loop and cut through. (It is easier to cut on the inside edges of the loops than to cut the loops in the center)
  • Using wire cutters or heavy duty scissors, break off old male clip and remove from fabric.

    • Insert scissors in the space between the strap and the buckle's first loop and cut through. Next, insert scissors in second loop between the strap and the buckle's second loop and cut through. (It is easier to cut on the inside edges of the loops than to cut the loops in the center)

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  • This is where your new male clip will come in handy.

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Image 1/3: Take strap and insert it from the back side of the buckle, through the top loop. Image 2/3: Next, insert the rest of the strap through the bottom loop and pull though. Image 3/3: Next, insert the rest of the strap through the bottom loop and pull though.
  • Insert new 1 inch male buckle in existing female buckle.

  • Take strap and insert it from the back side of the buckle, through the top loop.

  • Next, insert the rest of the strap through the bottom loop and pull though.

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  • You're all done!

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Emilee

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Thanks for this guide! I tried pulling the strap through the old clip and it wouldn't go through, so I thought I had to cut and re-sew the ends. I am so glad I saw this, saved me a lot of work! Thanks again!

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