I need a super-sized, shoulder murdering, carpet bag. I still seem to be carrying around everyone's stuff. Plus I tend to travel with a notebook and pens and sunscreen and many other "just in case" items.
Nope-- no slim purses for me.
But I like it. It is so pretty. Admittedly it has been very pretty hanging on the closet door. Until Friday. I was packing for my trip and I needed something to slip my kindle, headphones, iPod and related cords into. My camera too... I wanted all my electronic gizmos, in one bag.
Then it hit me. My Thirty-One Gifts purse, would be perfect, with a few modifications.
At first I thought I would use my seam ripper and just remove the strap altogether. That however was a no-go. As a well constructed bag, it has the straps nicely attached.
Then I decided, well a bit of a strap would be helpful.
So I cut the straps and then sewed them down, careful to double them over, to avoid fraying.
And a tab detail. I used a zigzag stitch as it will show.
I am pleased with my quick repurposing and cannot wait to try it out. I think it will be just perfect.