Alexa Straps

ruthie_1

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I have an O/S Alexa and as I'm quite small (5ft), I find the strap is slightly too long especially when I carry it on the shoulder.

Anyone actually or considered punching a couple of extra holes in their strap to make the strap shorter...? If you did - where did you take it to have it done?
 

ratrat

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Hi, many of us did that - especially the very first one was VERY long! Any leather/shoe shop will do, I think. My local shop did it free for me.
 

ruthie_1

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if you find it too long you could double the strap up like shown here. I was too scared to put holes in my alexa strap so when I think it's too long I just follow this!
I tried that but wasn't too keen on it.. and was worried that i would ruin the straps when using it that way for a long period... plus - i like messenger bags!
 

ruthie_1

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I managed to get it done for free at my Timpsons close to work. A lovely old lady did it for me. I was a little worried that it would be a man (who doesn't appreciate handbags) and would ruin it for me!! but it was perfect. I added extra 3 holes ... although I'm thinking another extra hole or two might be better!
 

ruthie_1

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That is what I do to my OS Oak - and I was amazed the other day when I saw another girl carry her OS Oak with the strap the same way - another TPFer possibly?
possibly! I saw a girl the other day who did that to her mini watermelon alexa.

Oh and another girl with an o/s oak alexa!
 

Cilifene

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I had a regular Alexa once, I tied a knot on the strap, like the PS1 bags.
Just got a Bayswater satchel and the long strap is an issue again. I made three extra holes, but not sure if I'll use them, since I like the strap to be very short.
I may end up with the knot again this way I can make it messenger style very fast.
ruthie_1 ..Did you try the knot?