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« on: February 07, 2006 04:36:58 PM »

I'm making a bag designed to hold some rather heavy cargo. I have double stitched (is that a term?) all the seams and used interfacing ironed onto a heavy-weight cotton material. Everything I have done so far seems pretty secure (can hold both of my fatty cats), but now I am stumped.

What is the best way to attach a strap? It is messanger-shaped: should I use d-rings or some other metal ring to join the two sections (strap and body of the bag)? What is the best way to be sure that the materials/construction holding the rings in place will hold up over time? I was thinking of using several layers of the cotton material to give the strap more body and strength- is this the best way to do this?

That is the most question marks I have ever used in one paragraph- obviously I'm a little confused. Thanks in advance for all your help!
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2006 05:03:35 PM »

Oh haha! This confused me at first too... basically, attach the straps to the half of the bag that will be the outer fabric.

You'll want to make sure the strap end is facing up and away from the edge of the bag, then wrap the strap around the bottom of the bag to the other side and attach the other end there. When you attach your lining, you'll want to keep the strap at the bottom of the lining, then when you flip it right side out and stuff the lining into your main bag, your straps will come up Smiley

If that's confusing, let me know, I'll photochop you up some diagrams.
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