Big Buddha, clutch bag, coach, cobbler, crossbady bag, DIY, shoe repair
I can’t believe it but this is my 100th post! Plus, I’m coming up on my 1 year anniversary of this little project! Thanks to all of you who are paying attention. I hope you get little bit of inspiration every once and awhile. 🙂
This is the bag from yesterday’s post. Let me start by saying I have little to no use for small bags. I use them more on vacation, but I do like to have clutches that fit into my bigger bag so I can grab the clutch part on the go (running to the store mostly). I need my clutches to have a wrist strap. Having to hold onto a clutch leaves you with just one hand, so I always look for a wristlet that is big enough to hold my phone, some lip gloss and my wallet.
Here’s what I did to make this crossbody a clutch, I took it to a cobbler (shoe repair). Had them remove the strap and add lobster claws to the long strap so it would be removable. Then I asked them to make me a wrist strap and add a lobster claw to that. Now I can change it from crossbody to wristlet anytime.
PS. I have reworked this concept to work with other bags as well. My pink Buddah Bag (seen here) has a removable crossbody strap that I add to this little bag that I mostly use a clutch. I bought this colorful number at Walmart when I was looking for a vacation clutch (I cut off the long strap that I had no use for). And now that I have the wristlet attachment I can add it to almost any small bag I have.
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