Strap shortening and glue marks

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Posted this in the care and maintenance but there's not much traffic there so am reposting...

Can anyone who has had a bag strap shortened post a pic of what the join looks like? I have to get my strap for my drop bucket shortened and there's no way other than cutting it to do so.

Peace, if you read this I tried to PM you because I know you had yours done but your inbox is full...

Also, anyone have any advice on how to remove old glue (not fresh) from leather? TIA!
 

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Nope, want to try to remove it, as the leather is very light-coloured. And I'm adventurous :lol:
I would agree that I would leave it 'as is', especially given that it's a light colored bag. You would have to use something super-duper gentle, and even then .. :?:

Given that I've been with the brand since Day 1, I have never attempted to get rid of excess glue as I heard horror stories about others who tried in the past.
 

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I would agree that I would leave it 'as is', especially given that it's a light colored bag. You would have to use something super-duper gentle, and even then .. :?:

Given that I've been with the brand since Day 1, I have never attempted to get rid of excess glue as I heard horror stories about others who tried in the past.
Thanks for the advice, we shall see once the bag arrives!
 

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Hi Much, here you go. Mine was cut equally at the centre. If you see carefully, the cut was not "straight" at each side, but with a gradient, so that it can be sewn back nicely & smoothly. Hope you get what i mean.

Oh.... on a side note. Keep the cut portion of the strap, it may become useful 1 day. Well, the leather is good. I use the cut portion to make a "stopper" for my Chanel Bucket bag. ;)
 

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Hi Much, here you go. Mine was cut equally at the centre. If you see carefully, the cut was not "straight" at each side, but with a gradient, so that it can be sewn back nicely & smoothly. Hope you get what i mean.

Oh.... on a side note. Keep the cut portion of the strap, it may become useful 1 day. Well, the leather is good. I use the cut portion to make a "stopper" for my Chanel Bucket bag. ;)
Wow, whoever did that was thinking...I've been worried that I'd end up with a thick seam right at top of my shoulder. Hmmm, will take this pic with me, thanks!
 

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You are most welcome!

I was really impressed with the result too. It's good to know that he was really thinking of how to minimize the "alteration look" as much as possible ;)

Good luck with yours !

Wow, whoever did that was thinking...I've been worried that I'd end up with a thick seam right at top of my shoulder. Hmmm, will take this pic with me, thanks!
 

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You are most welcome!

I was really impressed with the result too. It's good to know that he was really thinking of how to minimize the "alteration look" as much as possible ;)

Good luck with yours !
I have a great alteration/designer/fantastic person so I'll show her and see if she feels up to the challenge...thanks peace!
 

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My pleasure to be able to share.

Please share yours when done. Hope it's even better, so i can improve mine when needed ;)

I have a great alteration/designer/fantastic person so I'll show her and see if she feels up to the challenge...thanks peace!
 

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i would love to do this on my town bags... but i'm worried that perhaps reselling the bag would be an issue down the line if i wanted to. has anyone encountered that?