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« on: February 03, 2012 09:34:02 AM »

Okay, so I am making a messenger bag out of denim with the dimensions being 18"long, 15" high, and 9"thick and its all working out fine, and looks quite good.....
BUT i haven't figured out how to 1. reinforce and 2. make the strap, as well as make it look nice. the last messenger bag i had, had a 2" strap out of denim, doubled up, but it broke at the seam connecting it to the bag!  Shocked so when i fixed it, i made it wider by 1/2 an inch and it still tore... I use my bag for lugging heavy books and binders(school bag)... and i have some questions about the straps! Huh

1. is there a special way to attach the straps?
2.How thick and strong does it have to be? (but not too bulky)or a way to reinforce it?
3. is there a way to make the strap fit better, i put it across my chest not my shoulder, so it diggs in.... is there a way to stop that?

And any other helpful advice on how to make the strap less bland looking, or anything about the strap would be GREATLY appriciated!!! Grin

Thanks soooo much!
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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2012 10:27:08 AM »

How are you attaching it? In between the lining and the front of the bag, or across the body of the bag, or on the outside of the ends or ?
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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2012 10:33:25 AM »

The broader the area across your chest the less it will dig in. This might mean that you need to either pad or stiffen your straps to make sure it doesn't fold in on itself. Another trick often used is to add a wider padded area  that can slide up and down the strap.

To make sure your straps stay attached, pretty much the same things apply: the larger the area of attachment the more secure it will be, this is why many bags have a cross box attachment. You'll need to make a similarly secure attachment wherever you're joining fabrics on the strap.
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2012 03:46:22 PM »

Thanks Antidigger! Grin Grin that really helps with the strap, thats what i'll do!... but will it work just as well if i do a pattern in the stitching or, will it be the same... like if i want to do instead of a X a heart? i'll still do the border stitching around it.
And i am attaching the strap at the sides of the bag, to hopefully provide the best support Tongue
also is there any way to make the strap fancy? Huh
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012 01:04:33 AM »

I don't see any problem with doing a heart, try it and see....

It sounds like you are keen to do some fancy stitching (with the heart idea for the strap attachments), perhaps you could continue that motif up the strap? Or stitch braid or ribbon up the strap. Or if you choose to use a sliding piece, you could use a contrasting fabric, or embroidery on that.
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