What would you do when the handles of your bag are cracked but its body is still in good condition? To throw or to do anything to salvage it? Whislt my bag is not an expensive bag but to throw it away just because of the handles seems to be a waste.
Then I remember how Hermés twilly scarves are wrapped around the bags' handles. Why not? This seemed like a good idea and this inspired me to do the same with my bag.I got this bag in a flea market many years back in Kuala Lumpur. It was a pre-loved bag and I bought it for RM10.
Instead of buying fabric, I used a rectangular long scarf for this project which costs HKD20. So this is a cheap and fast fix. Here goes...
What you need:
Fabric or in my case rectangular long scraf
A pair of scissors
Chalk (not in this photo)
Ruler (not in this photo)
Sewing machine (not in this photo)
and not forgotting the bag
Rip a seam open for about an inch to an inch and half at one of the end. Then turn the right side into wrong side through the opening.
Find the middle point of the scarf and draw a line with chalk
Cut along the line
Now, let's get the handles wrap! Not sure how to, just search videos on Youtube.Click here to check one of the videos.
The finished product
My bag has been successfully salvaged! What do you think?
Hope you are enjoying the weekend. Till my next post, stay chic!