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« on: January 20, 2005 02:09:49 AM »

Ok I have a purse. Sort of. It's like a briefcase purse. It's super sweet, it's got like all your standard big purse space, PLUS this side that has an area made especially to put file folders and notebooks and stuff. And that's why I love it so much. It's great for taking to class and I can also carry around my sketchbook with me all the time without cramming it into a little thing or having it sticking out and ready to fall to the ground.

Now here's the problem. The purse is made of vinyl. Really gummy vinyl too. It's starting to come apart, in a way. The strap broke off, which is usually the first thing to go anyway. And I tried sewing it back on but the thread just cut through the vinyl. So I've stitched the strap back on with embroidery floss and that seems to be holding it together for the time being. But I'm so scared (and embarrassed that I give this much of a damn) that it's going to give really soon and be unrepairable and... I'll lose the handiest bag ever.

So does anyone have any tips or ideas for how I can repair it?

Also, if anyone knows of a way to make one with similar fantastic features, that would rule also.

Thanks for all help in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2005 08:34:46 AM »

Well....since its vinyl you could reinforce the entire ripped area with clear duct tape and then put a grommet there (get from fabric store) ...be sure to place grommet hole in really strong area and make the hole for the grommet way smaller than the actual grommet...and then put a whole new handle on that is cool looking...like a chain or an old belt or tie....I think it will work...let me know!( I cannot believe that I used the word grommet that many times today....bye) Oh yeah...a grommet is a round reinforced ring that you can string stuff through.
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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2005 12:16:55 AM »

Ooh good idea! I NEVER would have thought of that. Thank you!

What would you think I could use to reinforce the adhesive of the tape? like, something to put under it so it doesn't come up? or maybe sew it down...? Hmm...

Oh and I'm lucky enough to have the strap still entact. It merely proke away from the sides.

Thanks again.
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