How to add a shoulder strap to a clutch?

myskylab

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Is there anyone who added a shoulder strap to a clutch?

I don't usually buy hand held bags because I always loose stuff if I hold it with my hands. I lost my wallet and cellphone several times and found them back from a restaurant that I went to or my friend's car/house or anywhere.
So, I don't buy clutches or small tote bags, but when Goldenbleu had huge out-of-business sale, I could not resist to buy one clutch for me.
It is pretty, and I like its shape and the size, but it is sitting in my closet ever since the day I bought it.
So, I am starting to think about a possibility to add a shoulder strap to this clutch so that I can actually use it often, but I have no idea where I need to bring my bag to add a shoulder strap, so I hope to have your advice if you have any experience like this. ;)

Is there any specialist/expert to do this kind of job? Any comments would be really appreciated. TIA!! :smile:
 

fashion_mom1

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Do you have a pic of it? It depends on the style. LV sells some leather (vachetta) shoulder straps.
 

myskylab

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Here are some photos of my clutch and a thread that I uploaded my photos before.
http://forum.purseblog.com/deals-an...iffany-clutch-35-a-419458-70.html#post9658845

It is made of a black patent I think. In the last photo, I added my pearl-metal belt on the clutch to see how it would look like with a shoulder strap, but there are no rings to attach the strap, so I need to add some kind of hardware to attach the shoulder strap I think, and I don't know where I should bring it to do the job.

And even for the shoulder strap, I googled to find a shopping mall who sells a good shoulder strap(I think metal-leather like a strap of Chanel classic flap or metal chain strap would look good on this clutch), but I could not find any. So, if anyone knows where I can buy a shoulder strap, it would be really appreciated. TIA!!

If I can't find good information to remodel my bag, I guess I should let it go........ :cry:
 

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Your belt looks good...maybe you could just sew some gold rings onto the sides of the bag near the sides of the clasp thing?
 

myskylab

Rattle and Hum
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Thank you DreamingBeauty and fashion_mom1 for your comments. :smile:

Sewing rings on the sides of the clutch is really good idea! I've never thought of that, but I wonder it would hold the bag without tearing the leather of the clutch...
I hope my belt is strong enough to hold the bag too, but it is kind of fragile, so I think I cannot use it as a strap... :s too bad...